The Washington Redskins have reached an agreement to bring quarterback Rex Grossman back for a second season, coach Mike Shanahan announced following Tuesday morning’s training camp practice.
Grossman had yet to officially sign, but Shanahan said the quarterback would be at Redskins Park sometime Tuesday evening.
Terms of the deal were not immediately known. Grossman last season signed a one-year deal for $755,000. He followed offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan from Houston to Washington and opened the season as the backup to Donovan McNabb.
Grossman last season completed 74 of 133 passes for 884 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
A ninth-year veteran, Grossman publicly maintained his desire to re-sign with the Redskins and attended all three of the offseason workouts led by players during the lockout.
Although he has come to terms with the team, Grossman won’t be able to practice until Thursday – the first day after the expected completion of the new collective bargaining agreement.
“He’ll be here the first day, and he’s been doing all the things mentally that a quarterback needs to do,” Shanahan said. “He has a good feel for the playbook and good feel for the system, so he’ll be able to compete.”
Grossman has started only one full season in his career: in 2006, when he helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, passing for 3,193 yards and 23 touchdowns, with 20 interceptions.