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Robert Griffin III listed as questionable, expected to play

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced fully on Friday and it looks like he will be in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

Griffin III has not experienced any setbacks in his recovery from a concussion, although he still must go through another round of tests before he’ll be cleared to go this weekend. After practice, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he didn’t know if the team would list Griffin as probable or questionable while making it clear he was planning on having Griffin in the lineup.

“That’s what we have doctors for. Doctors make those decisions, we don’t,” Griffin said, via the Redskins website.  “That’s why we run all these tests. But why would you not let somebody play if he’s felt good right at the end of the game [and] every day until now? If he has these tests after practice today and all of sudden he’s not feeling good or something’s wrong, obviously we’re not going to take the chance.”

The Redskins decided to go with questionable, which makes sense given the possibility that something will go wrong. Unless it does, Griffin will be in the lineup. Whether he’ll be able to throw to Pierre Garçon is another question, though.

Garçon is questionable with the foot injury that’s been hampering him for several weeks. He was able to practice fully on Thursday and Friday, but Shanahan said that it limited him on Friday.

“It’s lingering for sure,” Shanahan said, via Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com. “It was enough where he didn’t take many reps today. It’s painful and that’s why we sat him out. It’s tender and it’s still sore. It’s a pain issue, but it’s sore enough where he can’t push off all the time.”

We probably won’t know on the receiver’s status until Sunday morning, which is when we’ll get the confirmation on Griffin as well.

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33 Responses to “Robert Griffin III listed as questionable, expected to play”
  1. miguelc2012 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:14 PM

    RGIII is in for a long day against that Vikings D.

  2. kliplee says: Oct 12, 2012 4:20 PM

    …or the Vikings D is in for a long day against RGIII

  3. beavertonsteve says: Oct 12, 2012 4:20 PM

    I understand the Skins wanting him back ASAP but in the end it won’t matter whether he sits this week or not. One more concussion and the pressure to sit him for an extended period of time will come from everywhere.

  4. seanb20124 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:24 PM

    Redskins unbeatable at home under Shanahans!! Haha

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:31 PM

    IRG3 Wont run like he did before…after that big hit last week he will here foot steeps and will oea himself from fright. ….wimp

  6. skinsfan91 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:33 PM

    and if he got a concussion next sunday the pressure would be the same, so . . . he’s healthy, he’s playing.

  7. skinsfan91 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:36 PM

    What do you mean it won’t matter? We want to win, one win and we’re 3-3. Directly in the hunt for the playoffs. I swear you fools just want to see the Skins lose.

  8. rtant2013 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:43 PM

    @miguelc2012

    Or the Vikings D will be in for along day against RGIII. Dude has played so consistent and has learned very very quick. I mean he never played in the pocket and has never had a playbook in his career, and he’s already showing he’s a great pocket passer. Vikings D is going to get rocked by RGIII and Alfred Morris. So you better hope that offense can put up 30-40 points against the Skins D.

  9. jwreck says: Oct 12, 2012 4:47 PM

    miguelc2012 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:14 PM

    RGIII is in for a long day against that Vikings D.

    31 up 20 down
    _____

    kliplee says: Oct 12, 2012 4:20 PM

    …or the Vikings D is in for a long day against RGIII
    19 up 21 down
    ________

    Hard to understand the proportions here. Washington has very good offense while the Vikings have a very good defense. It’s literally the seventh best offense in the NFL (3rd best until Griffin was knocked out against Atlanta) playing against the seventh best defense in the NFL. Any way you slice it, this looks like a very close, very exciting game, and nobody should be predicting a blowout for either side.

  10. harness88 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:49 PM

    RGIII is going to find out who Jarred Allen is!!!

  11. tmdill18 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:51 PM

    Hilarious that the Redskins paid much more to get Garçon than what the Colts have paid to keep Reggie Wayne. I was more than happy to see Garcon walk at that price. Another brilliant Redskin free agent signing.

  12. conormacleod says: Oct 12, 2012 4:53 PM

    Help me out here. Why does the NFL put such a big thing on classification of play or no play? Because of “fairness” to the other team? Because of fantasy football now being a big business? I think it should be; suit up whoever you want and let the other team figure it out. Guess which guy I’m starting.

    Anyway, I agree with the guy (to a lesser extent) that said RGIII is absolutely going to not be as aggressive in his scrambles/runs. He said as much himself, that he has to be “smarter”. I wouldn’t look for that extra yard out of him this Sunday. Then again, I’d probably hit the deck too if Chad Greenway was bearing down on me.

  13. skinsfan4 says: Oct 12, 2012 4:58 PM

    tmdill18 says:
    Oct 12, 2012 4:51 PM
    Hilarious that the Redskins paid much more to get Garçon than what the Colts have paid to keep Reggie Wayne. I was more than happy to see Garcon walk at that price. Another brilliant Redskin free agent signing.

    Dude, you are a fool. Yes, it’s been aggravating that Garcon can’t shake this injury. But he’s getting ready to hit his prime. Reggie is near the end of his career. Gladly take Garcon for the next 6-8 years while you have Reggie for perhaps one more year after this season.

  14. mattolikesthevikes says: Oct 12, 2012 5:18 PM

    As a bikes fan I’m looking forward to him playing. If I was a redskin fan I would be pissed that the franchise isn’t protecting their investment and giving him ample time to recover. Here’s to RGIII name on a NFL lawsuit in 15 years.

  15. skins1982 says: Oct 12, 2012 5:31 PM

    Or Rg3 is greatness defined. The division had flipped!!!! You’ve been warned!!!

  16. tmdill18 says: Oct 12, 2012 5:34 PM

    skinsfan4 | Oct 12, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT
    tmdill18 says:
    Oct 12, 2012 4:51 PM
    Hilarious that the Redskins paid much more to get Garçon than what the Colts have paid to keep Reggie Wayne. I was more than happy to see Garcon walk at that price. Another brilliant Redskin free agent signing.

    Dude, you are a fool. Yes, it’s been aggravating that Garcon can’t shake this injury. But he’s getting ready to hit his prime. Reggie is near the end of his career. Gladly take Garcon for the next 6-8 years while you have Reggie for perhaps one more year after this season.

    No dude, you are the fool. I watched Garçon drop balls for 3 years. Reggie is 33 and a workout freak. Garçon has missed more games this season than Reggie missed in his entire career. Reggie has 4 more good years. Garçon will be out of the league by then due to drops and injuries.

  17. purpleguy says: Oct 12, 2012 5:35 PM

    The fan base of every team the Vikes have played to date has said their offense is going to rock our defense, and it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe it will Sunday and maybe it won’t; however, there are are at least three certainties pertinent to this game: (1) RGIII has suffered a concussion in each of the past two seasons; (2) the brain is prone to more severe concussion damage both the more that are sustained and if sustained close together; and (3) RGIII is a running QB that this weekend is playing a top 10 rated defense noted for it’s hard hitting. Yeah, it makes a lot of sense for him to play.

  18. thepvyharvin says: Oct 12, 2012 5:43 PM

    rtant2013 says:Vikings D is going to get rocked by RGIII and Alfred Morris. So you better hope that offense can put up 30-40 points against the Skins D.
    ====================================
    While I can respect your homerish optimism, let daddy set you straight,,,RGIII isn’t lighting anything up,by air or by run. Stafford and Megatron are better than your product and the Vikings handcuffed and hit them,,hard. As far as Morris, tell the kid to enjoy watching a future HOF back in AD as your rook struggles to get 50 yards vs the Vikings run D.

  19. skinsfan91 says: Oct 12, 2012 6:10 PM

    Those of you laughing now, will be crying later. RGIII gonna show you what he’s made of.

  20. choppa2lis says: Oct 12, 2012 6:29 PM

    is rgIII a code word for Mr. Ed? with the big horse teeth and all? he shouldn’t be doing these tv ads for subway, makes anybody lose their appetite looking at that guy

  21. baloneyjohn says: Oct 12, 2012 6:35 PM

    That hit on RG III looked like it broke him in half.
    Good luck, kid. Hope you are a fast healer

  22. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 12, 2012 6:50 PM

    IRG3 will be eating subway thru a straw after this weekend! !

  23. cdrion21 says: Oct 12, 2012 7:16 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Oct 12, 2012 6:50 PM
    IRG3 will be eating subway thru a straw after this weekend! !

    _____
    Figured you would be out of the prediction buisness after you said in preseason RG3 would be flipping burgers after week 4, when instead he was picking up his rookie of the month award

  24. jwreck says: Oct 12, 2012 8:08 PM

    tmdill18 says: Oct 12, 2012 5:34 PM

    skinsfan4 | Oct 12, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT
    tmdill18 says:
    Oct 12, 2012 4:51 PM
    Hilarious that the Redskins paid much more to get Garçon than what the Colts have paid to keep Reggie Wayne…

    No dude, you are the fool. I watched Garçon drop balls for 3 years. Reggie is 33 and a workout freak. Garçon has missed more games this season than Reggie missed in his entire career. Reggie has 4 more good years. Garçon will be out of the league by then due to drops and injuries.
    ________
    This is not a choice between a 28 year old Pierre Garcon or a 28 year old Reggie Wayne, this is a choice between a young, talented player, who can help a rookie quarterback adjust to the game, while simultaneously growing and developing alongside him, and a still-talented older veteran who is a staple of his city and his franchise, but can’t possibly have that many seasons left in him.

    Garcon may be inconsistent, but he’s still a talented player entering his prime. The Redskins have spent two decades picking up superstars in the twilight of their careers, and Washington had to start doing things differently. Reggie Wayne is having an amazing season, and even if he plays for five more years and puts up better numbers than Garcon in each of those years, paying Garcon instead of Wayne was still worth it, as it represents a culture shift in DC: trying to rebuild and go younger; rather than trying to “win now” every year with too little talent.

    Additionally, the argument that the Colts paid Wayne less to stay in Indy is not a valid one, as the Colts are not only getting a hometown discount, but a 33-year-old receiver will never make as much as an athletic 28-year-old rising star, facts are facts.

  25. varedskin says: Oct 12, 2012 8:11 PM

    What’s painful is having your number one receiver who is getting paid alot of money get eight snaps into the season and then ride the pine.

  26. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:30 PM

    Skins still have yet to win a game at home …predict that skins fans

  27. undraftedstar says: Oct 12, 2012 9:42 PM

    Vikings fans Haha.. Didn’t know they exist, but 4-1 could put gas in any band wagon…HTTR!!

  28. skinsfan91 says: Oct 12, 2012 10:02 PM

    Pierre Garcon has probably been injury free his whole career. Then gets his first TD as a Redskin and his toe falls off. Just our luck.

  29. skinsfan91 says: Oct 12, 2012 10:05 PM

    @jwreck Pierre Garcon isn’t 28, he’s barely 26. Even better.

  30. tremoluxman says: Oct 12, 2012 10:16 PM

    The Vikings defense has looked very solid in all three areas, line play, linebackers, and DBs. Bring a lunch, Washington. It’s going to be a long afternoon.

  31. mjkelly77 says: Oct 12, 2012 10:24 PM

    The real quastion is “Are any of his horse teeth loose?”.

  32. purplengold says: Oct 13, 2012 5:34 AM

    so sad for the Skins
    another loss on Sunday
    eggs in one basket

  33. trueskinsfan says: Oct 14, 2012 6:41 PM

    hey purplengold, are you enjoying the game so far? by the way, i like the eggs in our basket!

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