Washington Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III practiced fully on Wednesday and told reporters he’s ready to play against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. The Redskins square off against their divisional opponent this week in a very important game which holds playoff implications for Washington. Despite proclaiming himself healthy, Griffin still has not been cleared medically by doctors.
Head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters that Griffin will continue to be monitored throughout the week and once he is cleared to play, he will announce the news.The coach did suggest Thursday’s practice could be an important indicator of Griffin’s status.
Griffin thought he could have played last week against the Cleveland Browns, but at the last moment, doctors determined that he could further injure his knee and decided not to clear him. Fellow rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins led the Redskins to a road win.
Griffin told members of the media on Wednesday, “I’m ready to play whenever they want me to play. So, if it’s this week, next week, couple weeks-whatever they say goes. I’ll be ready.”
In additional RG III news, the rookie signal caller’s wallet will be a little lighter this week. CNSWashington.com reports that the NFL has slapped Griffin with a $10,000 “uniform” violation. The Baylor product showed up at the team’s post game press conference wearing an unauthorized Adidas sweatshirt and t-shirt. Nike is the official apparel supplier of the NFL.