NFL - 'Superhuman' Griffin making 'unbelievable' recovery

A round-up of the latest NFL news, with 'superhuman' Robert Griffin III defying medical science with his recovery.

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James Andrews told ESPN that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is "superhuman" and is ahead of schedule in recovering from knee surgery.

"He wants his recovery to be fairly private, but I can tell you he's way ahead of schedule," Andrews said of Griffin. "His recovery has been unbelievable so far.

"RG III is one those superhumans. First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also superhuman.

"They have an unbelievable ability to recover, whereas a normal human being may not be able to recover."

Andrews made similar comments about highly-touted wide receiver draft prospect Marcus Lattimore, who is recovering from surgery on both ACLs.

Andrews said in January that Griffin is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2013 season. The NFL Rookie of the Year had surgery to repair torn knee ligaments after he was injured Jan. 8 in a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly looking to trade cornerback Eric Wright, according to a report by NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk, citing a league source.

Tampa Bay signed Wright to a contract last year that pays him $7.75 for the 2013 season. But because of his four-game suspension last season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, his salary is not guaranteed.

It is expected that Wright would have to agree to take a pay cut to facilitate a trade. He still has four years and nearly $30 million left on his deal. Otherwise, the team may cut him.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have signed backup quarterback Josh Johnson and tight end Richard Quinn, and re-signed wide receiver/returner Brandon Tate, according to multiple reports.

The NFL Network first reported Tate inked a one-year deal and the Cincinnati Enquirer later cited a league source that terms were reached.

Tate averaged 8.9 yards per punt return and 24.8 yards on kick returns last year. He also had 13 catches for 211 yards with a touchdown. He led Cincinnati with 16.2 yards per reception.

Johnson has completed 96 of 177 passes for 1,042 yards with five touchdowns and 10 interceptions in five seasons. He has made five career starts and will compete for a backup spot behind starter Andy Dalton.

Johnson played for the Tampa Buccaneers from 2008-11 and spent the 2012 season with San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns. The 49ers cut him at the end of the preseason and he signed with Cleveland for the regular season finale.

Quinn was on the Bengals roster last year but did not play. He spent 2009 and '10 with the Denver Broncos and 2011 with the Washington Redskins.

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The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year contract with safety Tom Zbikowski. In five NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens (2008-11) and Indianapolis Colts (2012), Zbikowski has 89 tackles, three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and two sacks in 64 games (25 starts).

Zbikowski was a third round draft choice of the Ravens in 2008 out of Notre Dame.

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