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.