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Report: Rex Grossman working out for Falcons Tuesday

Posted by Josh Alper on August 25, 2015, 10:19 AM EDT

The backup quarterback battle between T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree has failed to create many sparks in Atlanta this summer, but things could get a little more exciting this week.

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that Rex Grossman is taking a physical and working out for the Falcons on Tuesday. Grossman’s name surfaced when the Jets were looking for help after Geno Smith’s broken jaw and he said at the time that he needed a little time to get over a sprained foot before he’d be able to play.

Grossman and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan worked together in Washington and Cleveland. That gives Grossman familiarity with the offensive scheme and, based on comments earlier this summer, his arrival would make Shanahan a happy fella.

“I loved Rex because he was so tough. Rex would hang in there, get the crap knocked out of him every week,” Shanahan said. “He never flinched. He’d hang in there and take all the hits. He didn’t mind the pressure on him. He’d let it sling every time. Sometimes, I’d have to tell Rex that he was letting it sling around a little too much and that you might have to take a sack here or throw it away. But the thing I loved about Rex is how much he competed. Every time that he was in the game, I felt like we had a chance. If he was going to throw three picks, I felt like there was a great chance he was going to come back and throw three touchdowns. He was a real fun guy to have.”

If all goes well during Grossman’s visit, it will probably be a little more fun in Atlanta by tomorrow morning.

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“I loved Rex because he was so tough. Rex would hang in there, get the crap knocked out of him every week,” Shanahan said. “He never flinched. He’d hang in there and take all the hits. He didn’t mind the pressure on him. He’d let it sling every time. Sometimes, I’d have to tell Rex that he was letting it sling around a little too much and that you might have to take a sack here or throw it away. But the thing I loved about Rex is how much he competed. Every time that he was in the game, I felt like we had a chance. If he was going to throw three picks, I felt like there was a great chance he was going to come back and throw three touchdowns. He was a real fun guy to have.”

Haha, that is pretty much it right there. :lol:

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Yeah, in fact that is it with him. He's actually a very good, but highly error prone QB.

I read he sprained his foot working out recently about when the jets were seeking help. Hope that is cleared up.

Career stats:

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Rex Grossman

Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 Age: 35

Born: 8/23/1980 Bloomington , IN

College: Florida

Experience: 12 Seasons

TDS

56

INT

60

YDS

10,232

RTG

71.4

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Falcons bring in veteran Rex Grossman for workout, physical

Vaughn McClure, ESPN Staff Writer

Veteran quarterback Rex Grossman, a former first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears, is in Atlanta Tuesday for a workout and physical with the Falcons, a source told ESPN.com.

The Falcons are unsettled at the backup quarterback position behind Matt Ryan. Current backups T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree have been battling for the No. 2 role this preseason, but both have underwhelmed.

Grossman, who turned 35 on Sunday, has familiarity with the scheme. He played under Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in both Washington and last year for a short training camp stint with Cleveland. The Browns attempted to bring Grossman back during the regular season following injuries to Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, but Grossman declined the invitation.

Back in June, Shanahan shared his thoughts about what he liked about Grossman in Washington.

"I loved Rex because he was so tough. Rex would hang in there, get the crap knocked out of him every week," Shanahan said. "He never flinched. He'd hang in there and take all the hits. He didn't mind the pressure on him. He'd let it sling every time. Sometimes, I'd have to tell Rex that he was letting it sling around a little too much and that you might have to take a sack here or throw it away. But the thing I loved about Rex is how much he competed. Every time that he was in the game, I felt like we had a chance. If he was going to throw three picks, I felt like there was a great chance he was going to come back and throw three touchdowns. He was a real fun guy to have."

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Bring in Rex, keep Renfree as the #3 (or put him on the practice squad), and send Yates packing.

That really sounds like our best option given who is available. I just don't see any better options getting cut.

This was going to be MY post, so thanks a lot, VaFalcon..............:-)

Agree 100%. I like Renfree, feel a little better with Rex at #2, and Yates may be a wonderful human being, but I don't care to see him running this offense

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Falcons bring in veteran Rex Grossman for workout, physical

Vaughn McClure, ESPN Staff Writer

Veteran quarterback Rex Grossman, a former first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears, is in Atlanta Tuesday for a workout and physical with the Falcons, a source told ESPN.com.

The Falcons are unsettled at the backup quarterback position behind Matt Ryan. Current backups T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree have been battling for the No. 2 role this preseason, but both have underwhelmed.

Grossman, who turned 35 on Sunday, has familiarity with the scheme. He played under Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in both Washington and last year for a short training camp stint with Cleveland. The Browns attempted to bring Grossman back during the regular season following injuries to Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, but Grossman declined the invitation.

Back in June, Shanahan shared his thoughts about what he liked about Grossman in Washington.

"I loved Rex because he was so tough. Rex would hang in there, get the crap knocked out of him every week," Shanahan said. "He never flinched. He'd hang in there and take all the hits. He didn't mind the pressure on him. He'd let it sling every time. Sometimes, I'd have to tell Rex that he was letting it sling around a little too much and that you might have to take a sack here or throw it away. But the thing I loved about Rex is how much he competed. Every time that he was in the game, I felt like we had a chance. If he was going to throw three picks, I felt like there was a great chance he was going to come back and throw three touchdowns. He was a real fun guy to have."

The following paragraphs were later added to McClure's original article:

"Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirmed the news during his Tuesday news conference.

Although the Falcons are unsettled at the backup quarterback position behind Matt Ryan, Quinn would not commit to signing Grossman immediately. Current backups T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree have been battling for the No. 2 role this preseason, but both have underwhelmed.

``I think, just like at every position, we're happy with the two guys we have, but when there's a time to come work out somebody and see where he's at or so where the player is at or how we can help improve, we're going to look at that every chance we get,'' Quinn said. ``Wouldn't look too much into that other than that's another opportunity for us to do that.''

Quinn was pressed on whether he was truly content with Yates and Renfree, considering the team brought in a experienced veteran such as Grossman.

``I think so, yeah,'' Quinn responded. ``If there's a way to say, `OK, can we still compete and battle for it to improve in a little way?' then we'll still try to do that. I think it's at all the spots, whether it be any of them.''

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I say if we sign him, let he and Renfree battle it out.

Regardless of what transpires here, a message was sent to our two backups. One mister Yates may well be gathering his belongings. He has not improved even despite the fact that he had a leg up on the system supposedly.

Tough biz...

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Sitting watching practice in person there was Ryan and then waaaaaaaaaaaaay down the line there was Yates and Renfree, it was as if you were watching two completely different teams when at times it was the same first team offense just subbing the QB, it was ridiculous. I was having flashbacks of 2007 when fans were chanting for Joey Harrington to be put in just so we could stop the pain of watching Leftwich.

Does anyone still remember that game against the Titans where Leftwich overthrew the endzone and the ball ended up a few rows up in the stands?!?!? (and he was TRYING to throw it to a WR in the endzone.. not throw it away)

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