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Coach Jay Gruden indicated that Griffin is progressing and did some team drills at practice Wednesday, but suggested that "the big thing" will be how the quarterback's ankle feels Thursday morning, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
While the strides that Griffin has made are promising, Gruden doesn't sound inclined to rush the QB back at this stage, noting Wednesday, "if it's another week, two weeks after the bye, so be it." For now, it appears that Washington is preparing as though Colt McCoy will start Monday's game against Dallas, with Gruden adding Wednesday that he would like to have a determination with regard to his team's Week 8 signal-caller by Thursday afternoon.
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While coach Jay Gruden said Monday that he can't yet rule Griffin (ankle) out for Week 8, he noted on that front that the QB "has a long way to go. He has a lot to show," Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Moreover, Gruden relayed that if Grifin does not start next Monday's game against Dallas -- which seems like a plausible outcome at this stage -- then Colt McCoy would draw the nod at QB over Kirk Cousins in Week 8.
Robert Griffin QB WAS 2 Days
Griffin (ankle) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, the Washington Post reports. Griffin has been out since dislocating his ankle on September 14th. Head Coach Jay Gruden has stated in the past he wants to see Griffin practice for two weeks before putting him back on the field.
The team plans to put Griffin through a rigorous workout this weekend to see how the ankle responds. It appears unlikely he will return this week but maybe Week 9 against Minnesota.
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Griffin (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Washington's official site reports. Afterward, coach Jay Gruden told NFL.com that Griffin will retain his starting job upon receiving clearance to play.
Griffin's activity was contained to individual drills, but Gruden said that the quarterback "looked fine" and had "a little bounce to his step." Currently, no timetable exists for Griffin to return to the fold, but the struggles of Kirk Cousins haven't endeared himself to the coaching staff, as he's turned the ball over nine times and lost four consecutive starts.
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Griffin (ankle) will begin individual drills Wednesday, ESPN 980 Washington D.C. reports.
Griffin is no longer wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle, but is also not considered close to being ready to play in a game. So while Kirk Cousins will continue to start for the Redskins moving forward, Griffin will at least go through individual drills this week. If all goes well, Griffin could practice in team portions next week, but his status will have to be monitored along the way.
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Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday that he doesn't envision Griffin (ankle) returning "any time soon," the Washington Post reports.
Griffin, having shed his protective boot, stretched on the field with his teammates prior to Saturday's practice, but Gruden dispelled any notion that he could return to practice in the short term, saying that the next step for Griffin would likely be to simply increase his workload on the treadmill. Gruden declined to even guess at a possible timetable, making a return for Week 8 seem unlikely, contrary to an NFL Network report suggesting that was the target date for Griffin. Kirk Cousins is now 0-3 as a starter this season, but according to a person with knowledge of the situation, there is still no guarantee Griffin will immediately assume the role of starter once healthy.
Robert Griffin QB WAS 17 Days
Despite an NFL Network report on Sunday that indicated the "plan" is for Griffin (ankle) to return in Week 8 against the Cowboys, people within the Redskins organization described such a timeline as inaccurate, the Washington Post reports.
Week 8 is just three weeks away, and Washington's coaches want to see Griffin make it through two full weeks of practice before they even consider returning him to game action. Additionally, there is still no guarantee that Griffin would immediately be reinserted as the starter as soon as he is medically cleared, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The bottom line is that Griffin is making progress in his recovery, but it is still to early for fantasy owners to circle Oct. 27 as his return date.
Robert Griffin QB WAS 17 Days
Griffin (ankle) is reportedly targeting a return to action Oct. 27 against the Cowboys, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
This nugget comes a day after Griffin -- who dislocated his left ankle in Week 2 -- made a brief appearance on the field, stretching with the team prior to Saturday's practice. Kirk Cousins -- who struggled in Week 4 against the Giants -- is thus in line to start Washington's next three games, but based on the report, Griffin could re-enter the team's starting QB equation as soon as Week 8.
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Griffin (ankle) stretched with the team prior to Saturday's practice, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
He left the field shortly thereafter, but it's worth noting that Griffin, having shed his protective boot, was wearing cleats. Now close to three weeks removed from suffering a dislocated ankle, Griffin remains without a set timetable for a return, but after Kirk Cousins' performance against the Giants last week, there seems to be little-to-no doubt Griffin will immediately step back in as the starter once healthy.
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Griffin (ankle) had his hard cast replaced with a walking boot, the Washington Post reports.
There is still no exact time table for Griffin's return. Reports have varied from 4 to 8 weeks or more.