Robert Griffin III will be back at quarterback for the Washington Redskins this week barring any setbacks with his sprained right knee, coach Mike Shanahan said.
Griffin yesterday had a full practice for the second straight day ahead of the Redskins’ Dec. 23 road game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He sat out a 38-21 victory in Cleveland four days ago, when Washington pushed its National Football League winning streak to five games.
“If there’s no setback, doctors feel he’ll be ready to go,” Shanahan said at a news conference. “There was no setback today, so that’s a good sign.”
The Redskins are in a three-way tie atop the National Football Conference’s Eastern division at 8-6 with the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. Washington could clinch a playoff berth this week with a win in Philadelphia and losses by the Giants, Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings.
The second overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, Griffin has passed for 2,902 yards with 18 touchdowns and four interceptions in helping the Redskins rebound from a 3-6 start. He’s also set a rookie record for quarterbacks with 748 rushing yards and run for six more scores.