Notes: Robert Griffin likely won’t play in preseason
I have tremendous respect for Adam, but when it comes to medical conditions of people, theres two guys that I know dont share anything: Mike Shanahan and Bill Belichick, Theismann said, according to CBS Washington D.C. I think he wants to see how he does in camp. If hes well enough in the next-to-last preseason game to play a quarter, maybe he sticks him out there, maybe he doesnt. Obviously, if Griffin is not ready to play then the Redskins will not put him in harms way. There is no question Shanahan learned his lesson the last time around when he sent his quarterback back into the game too soon during the playoffs, which resulted in a torn ACL. Griffin is the face of the franchise and cannot become injury prone.
Griffin needs two to three weeks
6, 2013. (LAURENCE KESTERSON/REUTERS) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during their NFL NFC wildcard playoff game on Jan. 6, 2013. (LAURENCE KESTERSON/REUTERS) Robert Griffin III : Doctors cleared me to practice Add to … WASHINGTONThe Associated Press Monday, Jul. 22 2013, 2:14 PM EDT Last updated Robert Griffin III has passed a major test toward his goal of playing in Week 1, getting the go-ahead from the team doctors days before the Washington Redskins open training camp. Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in, Griffin announced Monday on Twitter. The two sentences represent hurdles past and future. Even though Griffin says he has the medical OK, it is now up to coach Mike Shanahan to determine how often and how vigorously Griffin Authentic Robert Griffin III Jersey practices when the Redskins open camp Thursday in Richmond, Va.
Robert Griffin III needs 2-3 weeks
And with that growth, the type that made a teenage girl’s hand tremor Thursday as she stared down at the glove Griffin had just handed her, there will be debate. Debate about how to manage him. Debate about when to play him. Debate, it turns out, that is superficially similar to that which followed Tebow. In the wake of Griffin’s rapid rehabilitation from knee surgery less than seven months ago, Washington coach Mike Shanahan finds himself making decisions that will never please everyone, mostly because this subject has caused so many varying opinions. Should Griffin play in the preseason? Should the Redskins change the offense to better protect him? Is Griffin being too bold in his recovery? While entirely subjective, these questions (from media and fans alike) hound Shanahan like an IRS audit. And so far, at least, it’s difficult to argue with the decisions he has made.
First-round draft pick Bjoern Werner will make it to Colts camp on time this weekend. Werner, a defensive end at Florida State and the 24th overall pick in April, agreed to a contract, becoming the last of the Colts seven draft picks to do so. Werner got a four-year deal worth $7.896 million … Rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant signed a four-year deal with the Falcons for $8.16 million. Sides talk HGH The NFL and players union met in Washington in an attempt to reach agreement on testing procedures for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season. Both sides already have closed in on conducting a population study that has been a key demand by the players before HGH testing is implemented. The labor agreement that ended the NFL lockout in 2011 requires the league gain union approval before testing players for HGH. The union says it favors testing, but has reservations about the appeals process.
Robert Griffin III doesn’t expect to play preseason games for Redskins
The coach also said it “doesn’t make any sense” for the quarterback to play in any preseason games, in part because the Redskins’ exhibition schedule — with games on Thursday, Monday, Saturday and then Thursday again — is so wacky. “I think so many times that the repetition in preseason is so over-exaggerated,” Shanahan said. “Coach in college for 10 years, and you never had a preseason game. You go into the (first regular season) game ready to play. A lot of times when you practice and you practice at game speed, you can go into a game without exhibition games.” Griffin started the morning practice without the familiar big black brace on his right knee, but he soon put it on. Shanahan joked that Griffin will be fined for not wearing it. “He’s supposed to do everything with his knee brace on,” the coach said.
Robert Griffin III medically cleared for training camp
Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in, Griffin announced Monday on Twitter. The two sentences represent hurdles past and future. Even though Griffin says he has the medical OK, the Redskins would not confirm Monday that the quarterback has been cleared. But since Griffin says he is back, it is now up to coach Mike Shanahan to determine how often and how vigorously Griffin practices when the Redskins open camp Thursday in Richmond, Va. Still, it seems more likely than ever that Griffin will be under centre when the Redskins open the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9, just eight months after he had reconstructive surgery on his right knee. Its great news, right guard Chris Chester said. Im really excited about it.
Redskins will ‘ease’ Robert Griffin III back into practice
Sign up now! Robert Griffin III doesn’t expect to play preseason games for Redskins Travel Deals Louis Bien, SBNation Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:58 PM Robert Griffin III told reporters Wednesday that he does not expect to play during the preseason for his Washington Redskins . Griffin has been cleared to practice , but won’t be rushed back into action by coaches. He is expected to be busy the next few days during training camp, however. The return of RGIII David Roth examines what the return of Robert Griffin III means for Washington, and the NFL. Griffin said that he won’t participate when the Redskins go to 11-on-11 drills, however.
Robert Griffin III : ‘Doctors cleared me to practice’
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has been given the all-clear to take part in the Redskins pre-season training camp. The 23-year-old underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament in February and had been considered doubtful to be fit for the start of the new NFL season. But Griffin’s rehabilitation has progressed without any setbacks, and he will be “eased in” to practice when the team’s pre-season camp opens on Wednesday. Griffin announced the news on Twitter, stating: “Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond.” Griffin’s practice will be limited to throwing before he is given the green light to take part in team drills. The Redskins are also unlikely to put Griffin on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which could have ruled him out of the start of the season. Griffin was drafted by the Redskins with the second pick of the 2012 NFL Draft and enjoyed an outstanding rookie season, playing a pivotal role in the team winning the NFC East division for the first time since 1999 with a 10-6 record.
Washington Redskins Training Camp
And yet, Evan Royster and Roy Helu both looked good in the early going. It wouldn’t be stunning, and it would certainly be smart, if they were used to lighten Morris’ load throughout the season. Keenan Robinson suffered an injury during drills and is reportedly set to miss the entire season. That’s just another early blow, along with Carriker, to a defense that definitely doesn’t need a(nother) pile of injuries decimating it early on. In good news, Brian Orakpo is “full-go” according to Shanahan, as is tight end Fred Davis . The latter looked somewhat slimmed down and could be a sneaky piece to this offense if he’s healthy. The crowd at Skins camp was impressive. All told, Skins PR said 4,000 folks showed up for the morning practice in Richmond and then counted 6,100 for the afternoon session. They were rowdy too.
Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan under NFL microscope in 2013
Doctors cleared Robert Griffin III to practices with the Washington Redskins on Monday, meaning hell be participating with the team when they open training camp on Thursday. The NFLs reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year tweeted out the big news to his near 1 million followers on Monday. Doctors cleared… Via Football Nation | 3 days ago Quick update regarding Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and his status for Training Camp:RG3 posted a health update on his twitter account (screen shot below) and let fans know he is medically cleared to start Training Camp. The Redskins start camp this Thursday, July 25th. The second year QB tore his ACL in January, but has smashed every medical test since his surgery…. Via The Last Angry Fan | 3 days ago The lengths to which some fans will go to honor their sporting heroes knows no bounds, which is why it comes as no surprise that a Redskins fan would adorn their prosthetic leg with the likeness of QB Robert Griffin III Not the first time weve come across this sort of thing, but still pretty boss nonetheless.
Redskins camp observations: Despite only one snap, RG3 still center stage
(AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Early) MAGS OUT FILE – In this Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, center, signs autographs during fan appreciation day after practice at NFL football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. This camp is all about one guy: Robert Griffin III. It shouldn’t be, but when there are so many health questions about the dynamic Offensive Rookie of the Year and he plays quarterback, well, it will be RG3 24/7. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III answers reporters’ questions during a news conference at the team’s new training facility in Richmond, Va. Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Griffin was recently cleared by doctors to begin practice at NFL football training camp which begins Thursday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III walks out of a news conference after answering reporters questions at the team’s new training facility in Richmond, Va. Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
NFL: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III cleared to train
THE ROAD TO SB XLVIII From the opening kickoff to the Super Bowl, the best NFL action is on FOX. See the full NFL on FOX schedule . ”I think so many times that the repetition in preseason is so over-exaggerated,” Shanahan said. ”Coach in college for 10 years, and you never had a preseason game. You go into the (first regular season) game ready to play. A lot of times when you practice and you practice at game speed, you can go into a game without exhibition games.” Griffin started the morning practice without the familiar big black brace on his right knee, but he soon put it on. Shanahan joked that Griffin will be fined for not wearing it. ”He’s supposed to do everything with his knee brace on,” the coach said. Shanahan addressed yet again his complicated relationship with Griffin, which has been analyzed to the hilt since the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in which the coach was criticized for leaving the quarterback in the game after Griffin had clearly reinjured the knee.