Gruden said Monday the team has no plans to cut ties with the No. 2 overall pick from 2012.
"Yeah, I do (feel that RGIII will be on roster next week)," Gruden said. "I like Robert as a quarterback. No doubt about it. His future is with the Washington Redskins. There's been no discussions about letting him go or doing any of that stuff. We're going to plan on playing with these three quarterbacks."
"I anticipated Kirk taking this job and running with it," he said. "But (RGIII's) job of being a backup quarterback or a third-string quarterback -- whatever it is -- is to be ready to play. The door is not shut on Robert Griffin. He's a Washington Redskins player and he's got to come in and compete like everyone else. "
Gruden wouldn't say whether RGIII will be the backup or whether he'd fall to No. 3 on the depth chart when he returns from concussion.
"Robert is still on concussion protocol program. When he gets out of that, we'll make a determination," he said.
Gruden insisted multiple times Monday that Griffin's demotion had nothing to do with his concussion, but rather Cousins' game tape.