Grossman wants to be in Redskins' mix

ASHBURN, Va. -- Rex Grossman says he wants to get back to being a starting NFL quarterback and hopes "to be thrown into the mix" with the Washington Redskins.

Speaking to reporters at Redskins Park on Thursday, a day after signing a one-year deal, the 29-year-old Grossman said he "definitely" believes he can be a starter again.

He said the Redskins did not discuss his role with them, but he is looking at this as "a stepping stone to the second half" of his career.

Grossman spent last season as a backup to Matt Schaub with the Houston Texans, where he worked with new Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

Shanahan held the same position with the Texans and now will be an assistant to his father, new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan.