Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - Though Robert Griffin III is still awaiting
medical clearance to participate in the Washington Redskins' key game at
Philadelphia this coming Sunday, it appears as if the team will have its
rookie quarterback ready to go.
Griffin was listed as probable for the Week 16 clash after practicing without
restrictions for a third consecutive day on Friday.
The 2012 No. 2 overall draft pick was held out of last week's 38-21 win at
Cleveland due to a Grade I sprain of the lateral collateral ligament of his
right knee he sustained in the fourth quarter of Washington's overtime triumph
over Baltimore on Dec. 9.
"There doesn't look like there are any setbacks with him, but if something
crazy happens, obviously, we will know before the game," Redskins head coach
Mike Shanahan told reporters on Friday. "But talking to him after practice --
Washington enters Sunday's matchup riding a five-game winning streak that has
vaulted the club into a three-way tie with Dallas and the New York Giants for
first place in the NFC East with two games left to play. The Redskins would
claim their first division title since 1999 with victories in each of their
two remaining contests, which includes a home date with the Cowboys in the
The Redskins do have a pair of starters -- right offensive tackle Tyler
Polumbus (concussion) and defensive end Stephen Bowen (biceps) -- considered
questionable to suit up against the Eagles.
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