A source says Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will have surgery today to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.
The source said Griffin has a torn lateral collateral ligament and that the surgery will also determine whether he also has damaged the ACL.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity, because the Redskins have not announced the latest details of Griffin’s injury.
Baylor coach Art Briles, Griffin’s former coach, confirmed the same details with USA Today.
A torn LCL would require a rehabilitation period of several months, possibly extending into training camp and the start of next season.
Eagles to talk with Smith
The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Lovie Smith for their coaching vacancy Thursday.
Smith was fired after nine seasons with the Bears. He led Chicago to three division titles and one NFC title.
The Eagles plan to interview Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley this week.
Minnesota assistants Mike Singletary and Mike Priefer will interview for the Chicago coaching vacancy.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed that the Bears made the request.
There are at least 10 other coaches reported to be under consideration in Chicago.
Jaguars hire GM
The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to hire Atlanta director of player personnel David Caldwell as general manager, charging him with turning around one of the league’s worst teams. His first move will be deciding the fate of coach Mike Mularkey, who was 2-14.
Cardinals’ Keim moves up
The Arizona Cardinals promoted Steve Keim to general manager. Keim, 40, had been the team’s vice president for player personnel. He joined the Cardinals in 1999 as a scout and was promoted to the player personnel position last year.
Around the league
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, a former Browns coach, was fired after his injury-depleted unit struggled in two season-ending losses. … Tony Sparano was fired as the New York Jets’ offensive coordinator after one season in which the offense ranked among the league’s worst. … The Carolina Panthers fired running backs coach John Settle, wide receivers coach Fred Graves and linebackers coach Warren Belin. ... California cornerback Steve Williams and Stanford cornerback Terrence Brown will skip their senior seasons to enter the NFL Draft.