According ESPN.com, sources close to Robert Griffin III stated that the second year quarterback will start the Monday night opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. On Tuesday, August 27, Griffin said that he’s not less than 100% and will be ready to go week 1. This is great news for the Washington Redskins and the NFL. To have Griffin showcasing his talent on Monday Night Football will elevate the game to epic proportions.
The last two weeks, Robert Griffin III has elevated his practice progressions and hasn’t had any setbacks pertaining to the knee. He's also looked sharp enough to earn the start.
While Griffin is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday night before the final preseason game, Adam Schefter states that the “meeting is only a formality.” Since Dr. Andrews cleared Griffin before the start of training camp, he just wants to make sure the knee has remained sturdy throughout training camp.
Robert Griffin III has been anxious to get back out on the field during the preseason games, but it’s been a wise decision to hold him out of game contact.
If Robert Griffin III can remain healthy throughout, he should have another strong season despite missing the preseason games. How fast the Redskins start all depends on how quick Griffin can knock the rust off.
As long as Robert Griffin III is cleared, and all parties are satisfied, expect to see him ready to go on that first Monday night.
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