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Shanahan says RG3 “better” at practice, “more comfortable”

Washington Redskins' Griffin is helped up after being tackled by Baltimore Ravens defense during their NFL football game in Landover Reuters

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, allowing a little optimism, said quarterback Robert Griffin III did “better” at practice Thursday on his sprained right knee.

You could see he was more comfortable,” Shanahan said, via Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times. “He was improved over yesterday.”

Asked if he needed to see Griffin at full strength, Shanahan replied: “You would like to see that, yeah.”

It was the second day in a row of limited work for RG3, who will “probably” be a game-time decision, according to Shanahan.

Backup Kirk Cousins said Wednesday he was told not to discuss his practice reps, and neither Cousins nor Griffin talked to reporters Thursday.

The Redskins have no reason to rush to an announcement, preserving that shred of competitive advantage all coaches seek.

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  1. skins23 says: Dec 13, 2012 3:18 PM

    Doubters are really gonna be reaching for excuses after RG3 notches another big game and a W in Cleveland.

  2. wludford says: Dec 13, 2012 3:27 PM

    Tough call, but I’d sit him. Pretty easy to aggravate an injury like that on the field without giving it enough recovery time, at which point he’d likely be done for the year, along with the Redskins.

  3. ccjcsr says: Dec 13, 2012 3:44 PM

    Doubters are really gonna be reaching for excuses after RG3 notches another big game and a W in Cleveland.

    At the end of the day, it’s Cleveland we are talking about!

  4. skinsfan36 says: Dec 13, 2012 4:13 PM

    Doubters are really gonna be reaching for excuses after RG3 notches another big game and a W in Cleveland.

    At the end of the day, it’s Cleveland we are talking about!

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    Browns have won 3 straight and also played the Ravens tough twice. At Cleveland in the cold rain…. This isn’t going to be an easy win by any means.

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 13, 2012 4:24 PM

    Rg3 is a snowflake

  6. erikinhell says: Dec 13, 2012 4:29 PM

    skinsfan36 says:
    Dec 13, 2012 4:13 PM
    Browns have won 3 straight and also played the Ravens tough twice. At Cleveland in the cold rain…. This isn’t going to be an easy win by any means.
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    Not to mention, the Browns DL has been bashing QBs, RBs, and TEs for the past several games. RGIII had better not be hobbled in this game, or he’s just a slower target.

  7. stopdk12 says: Dec 13, 2012 4:29 PM

    Doubters are really gonna be reaching for excuses after RG3 notches another big game and a W in Cleveland.

    At the end of the day, it’s Cleveland we are talking about!
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    there are no easy games.

  8. jdj517 says: Dec 13, 2012 5:14 PM

    Having been a skins fan for 20+ years, had season tickets, everything. So as I speak ( type..haha ), I am saying this from a die-hard fan perspective. IMHO I think they should rest him, another week of rest can do nothing but good, especially with the cold weather, haven’t seen the forecast yet but I imagine it’ll be pretty chilly. I have the highest faith and confidence in Cousins, Morris, our receivers, Forbath, our game plan and I can’t believe I’m saying this but our defense. I know the stats about our d but they seem to make adjustments and step up when it matters. I think we will be just fine if RGIII sits to rest his knee..HTTR !!!

  9. iceburgskin202 says: Dec 13, 2012 5:26 PM

    Should be a tough game folks remember any given Sunday is what they say!!!

  10. skins23 says: Dec 13, 2012 6:17 PM

    Dont think its going to be an easy game at all. Just responding to all the haters like peytonsneck and everyone else who says RG3 is strictly a “running QB” and “Cant win in this league” and “perenially injured”. Its going to be a tough hard fought game.

  11. skins23 says: Dec 13, 2012 6:19 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:Dec 13, 2012 4:24 PM

    Rg3 is a snowflake
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    How much does it keep you up at night that RG3 is the #1 rated passer in the NFL with the least amount of turnovers against a tough schedule and Luck is #31, with the most turnovers against a bunch of cupcakes?

    And you passed on him.

  12. pastabelly says: Dec 13, 2012 8:38 PM

    Luck and RG3 are both having very good seasons. Luck plays with a bunch of stiffs on his team and has gotten them to 9-4.

  13. randomguy9999 says: Dec 13, 2012 9:08 PM

    skins23 says:

    How much does it keep you up at night that RG3 is the #1 rated passer in the NFL …..

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    RG3 is not the top rated passer in the NFL by any measure on any site that I’ve seen…..

    and they should sit him….. a major player, major investment, weak knee for the moment…

    both the Skins and RG3 should be thinking long term….

  14. bigbluecrew420 says: Dec 14, 2012 1:42 AM

    I’d rather have Luck 10 outta 10 times

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