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Redskins activate Cedric Griffin after suspension

Cedric Griffin, Hakeem Nicks AP

The Redskins will have cornerback Cedric Griffin back in the lineup when they face the Seahawks in Sunday’s playoff game.

The team announced Friday that they removed Griffin from the exempt list he was on while serving a four-game suspension and placed cornerback D.J. Johnson on injured reserve to make room for him on the roster. Griffin was suspended for four games in early December for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

Griffin, who had 43 tackles and two forced fumbles in nine games this season, said that he feels like he’s in good enough shape to help the team.

“I’m fine, man. I was a track athlete growing all the way up, so my conditioning has never been a problem for myself,” Griffin said, via the Washington Times. “Lifting weights has never been a problem. I’m in great shape, to be honest with you. If I get my chance to get out there on the field, I’m sure I’ll get out there and prove it to you guys.”

The Redskins are less sure about the physical conditions of left guard Kory Lichtensteiger and safety DeJon Gomes, both of whom will be game-time decisions after missing some or all of practice this week. If Lichtensteiger can’t play, rookie Josh LeRibeus will get the start.

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34 Responses to “Redskins activate Cedric Griffin after suspension”
  1. helloanybodyhome says: Jan 4, 2013 6:18 PM

    “I’m fine, man. I was a track athlete growing all the way up, so my conditioning has never been a problem for myself,”

    Adderall help with that?

  2. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 4, 2013 6:31 PM

    Everybody in the media is picking Seattle…. Maybe they’re right. They also said Dallas would win, Baltimore would win, etc. etc…. Seattle is a really good team, but so’s Washington. Hail

  3. joedskins1959 says: Jan 4, 2013 6:33 PM

    I think Griffin was playing as good if not better than the other D’Backs when he got suspended. Good to have him back. HTTR!!!!!

  4. skins23 says: Jan 4, 2013 6:33 PM

    The NFL is running out of time to come up with another bogus suspension for a Redskin before Sunday.a

  5. seattlerogueburner says: Jan 4, 2013 7:05 PM

    Bring back whatever defense you can. Redskins will need all the help they can get going against Wilson and our stellar offense. Sidney Rice is the elite WR we hoped he would be and Lynch will plow over Fletcher all day. Rock out with your Hawk out!

  6. time2speakup says: Jan 4, 2013 7:24 PM

    The Seahawks are a good team. In fact, a very good team. However, for them and the sake of their fans, I really hope they didn’t complete buy into their own press-clippings following their drubbing of two of the very worst teams in football – and the whupping they put on the Niners in the one stadium that should be banned by the NFL. With a 1-8 record in these scenarios (road playoffs), I would not get too hyped if I were them.

  7. Brian of SummaeStudios says: Jan 4, 2013 7:24 PM

    I wonder…if teams were held responsible for their players’ use of illegal drugs, and games were forfeit when it was found ‘ineligible’ players participated (because of illegal drug use), would that be a way to actually curb this destructive drug use? Though sadly then I could actually see someone injecting a player on another team to get a win.

  8. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 4, 2013 7:32 PM

    Seattle fans can’t even talk trash well. Everything about the Seahawks SCREAM second rate. From the offense to the fans.

  9. theheyseed says: Jan 4, 2013 7:32 PM

    Too bad you don’t play for the Seahawks Griffin. Roger (the 12th man) Goodell would have made that suspension go away.

  10. commonsensedude says: Jan 4, 2013 7:56 PM

    I think the good folks from Seattle have been drinking too many caffinated drinks. They need to calm down.

    Seattle is 17th in the league in net offensive yards. Washington is 5th. They are 13th in passing touchdowns. Washington is 8th. They threw more interceptions than the Redskins, lost more fumbles than the ‘Skins and have fewer receiving yards than we do. And while they do have a good defense, if you look at the actual stats, you’ll see that the Redskins are actually ranked better against the run defensively than the Seahawks have been.

    The Skins have survived the second part of the season thriving as the underdogs. They are a hungry team and thrive more the more the odds are stacked against them and the more people talk about how they have no chance.

    So, calm down Seattle fans. I know people think they’re the greatest team out there but will face the biggest battle they’ve ever faced this Sunday night. And they’re a team that has only once in its 36 year history won a road playoff team playing a team that has only once in its 80 year history lost a wild card playoff game. Good luck.

  11. ravanator says: Jan 4, 2013 8:04 PM

    I totally agree logicalvoicesays, my mom and me will be cheering our hearts out for the Skins, the best team in Maryland

  12. bucrightoff says: Jan 4, 2013 8:14 PM

    Ummm, who exactly said Dallas was going to win? Pretty sure we all saw that one coming.

  13. sethroskull says: Jan 4, 2013 8:45 PM

    Redskins will run the ball. They’ve been doing it all year to everyone. Right at Clemons. All afternoon, all night.

  14. phkennedy says: Jan 4, 2013 9:00 PM

    @logicalvoicesays…….you must be an expert on second rate….that would be a kind way to describe the state of the Redskins the past 20 years.

  15. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 4, 2013 9:06 PM

    If you’re basing your confidence on the Seahawks low ranked passing offense, you’ve clearly not watched a game this season. Stats don’t win you games.

  16. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:16 PM

    lol at redskins fans thinking they are great

  17. boyshole25 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:31 PM

    Clemons better pack a Lunch and browner will get victimized by a faster reciever who can get off the bump but skins d needs to stop that offense

  18. ez0682 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:43 PM

    OMG lol seahawks a stellar offense lol straight joke aloosk the dolphins. Look they have no wr only a rb that’s all cowboys had way more weapons tell rub we n did I mention shall shut down the most physical wr. Oh last they corners r big but can’t turn fast n the skins have physical n fast wr. Soo seahawksur not in Seattle this Sunday stupids n stop listening to ESPN anchors who don’t know s about football. Lol seahawks a od offense n real good d lol this is ez path for skins to get to the championship Seattle a cake walk atl crumbles. Yalll hear it firt skins 31 seasht 1. Wilson will have 3pics n 1fumbles. Trust me then come at me after Sunday. Oh n skins 28 atl 13. Watch.

  19. rg3isvictory says: Jan 4, 2013 9:46 PM

    The Seahawks have a good team but isn’t it premature to smack talk until you’ve got something to base it on? You’re talking as if you’re the Giants, Pats, Greenbay or the Ravens! Do something worth while in the post season at least once!

    -you’re 11-6 instead of 10-6 b/c of the worst blown call regular season history.
    – you’re only 3 point favs.
    -your playoff record is terrible and your road playoff record is worse.
    -your offense was perfected by RG3 and the Shanatan lead Skins.
    -Lynch has less than 1200 rushing yards to Morris’s(R) 1600+ yards.
    -A hurt RG3 > Wilson
    -The Skins haven’t loss since their bye week.(7 to your 5)
    -Seahawks play in College jerseys.( keepin up with the Oregon Ducks)
    – But you have a Better Def.
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    If you’re doing the math, your team might just be a hype machine!!!

    Redskins win a close one!!! HTTR

  20. skinsgal4life says: Jan 4, 2013 9:48 PM

    Go ‘Skins!!!!!

  21. toonloonboon says: Jan 4, 2013 9:50 PM

    I’d like to see wash. beat a good team, Seattle is the first one theyve played in a while. the 8-8 3rd string cowboys? no. the browns? no. the eagles? no. the ravens who couldn’t beat anyone at the time? no. the giants by 1 point who also lost to everyone at the time? no.

    Seattle crushed SF, beat GB, beat NE. where are these caliber wins for Washington? if they won on Sunday, it would be their first

  22. kerryc21realty says: Jan 4, 2013 9:51 PM

    Great post commonsensedude !

  23. yourmomcalled says: Jan 4, 2013 10:07 PM

    commonsensedude says:
    Jan 4, 2013 7:56 PM

    Seattle is 17th in the league in net offensive yards. Washington is 5th. They are 13th in passing touchdowns. Washington is 8th. They threw more interceptions than the Redskins, lost more fumbles than the ‘Skins and have fewer receiving yards than we do. And while they do have a good defense, if you look at the actual stats, you’ll see that the Redskins are actually ranked better against the run defensively than the Seahawks have been.
    ———————-

    Where is your common sense at?
    Seattle had 27 passing TDs, Skins had 24. Might want to check where you got those stats from.

    Yeah, you had 400 more yards of offense. Lost 2 less fumbles, 2 less INTs. Not that big a difference.

    Just bring your A game. This isn’t a Cowboys or Eagles defense.

  24. northbynw27 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:23 PM

    Biggest battle Seattle’s EVER faced?? Nice try homer. Our biggest battle of the season by far was against the 9ers a few weeks ago, and need I remind you how that one turned out? Seattle is #1 in SCORING DEFENSE. They held teams to the LEAST AMOUNT OF POINTS. Stats don’t win football games, points do, and the hawks have been the best all year not allowing teams to score.

  25. northbynw27 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:31 PM

    ..”the one stadium that should be banned by the NFL..”

    What does that even mean??

  26. vikingshavefoursuperbowlappearancesandarethebest says: Jan 4, 2013 10:34 PM

    SKOAL

  27. theravenlives2 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:39 PM

    Seattle fans can’t even talk trash well. Everything about the Seahawks SCREAM second rate. From the offense to the fans.

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    Hmmmmm. I bet that “second rate” team didn’t have to wait 13 years between playoff berths like your paper champions did….

  28. stunzeed2 says: Jan 4, 2013 11:18 PM

    LeRibeus came in last week and there was no substantial drop off. Nasty rookie in my book who can “hold” his own (no pun intended).

    Seattle hasn’t seen an offense like this; keep your Starbucks warm cause’ your gonna’ need it on your somber trip home to dreary gray Seattle.

  29. d0minate says: Jan 4, 2013 11:44 PM

    Washington defensive lineman Kedric Golston thinks he is a cheater

  30. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 5, 2013 2:00 AM

    Way to point out the discrepancy between teams. Makes me realize how little you skins know about football. Picking some of the most pointless details to ” prove” how good your team is. FACTS are

    Hawks 1-8 in playoffs on Road

    Hawks lost to Skins last game IN SEATTLE

    Skins have the #1 rushing offense.

    BETTER Run defense

    Hawks have to travel cross county to play in a cold environment

    The Skins have the next coming of the savior in RG3

    But waittttttttttt…. The Hawks are favored and have been picked to win by most all professionals. Lolol

    Skins are DELUSIONAL there team is good in some states because they can attack your team so easily in passing seeing how pathetic your team is at covering.

    What’s funny is that Hawks rely on their defense to win games.. Your team relies on offense to win. Somehow our weakness which is our offense in comparison to the other units SP /DEF is our worst part of the team. But somehow are oddly almost identical to the Skins! Lol our weakness is offense.. GET MY POINT. Both teams same offense and such similar stats but for us that’s our weakness.

    But your mediocre to good offense and inconsistent and lacking defense with okay special teams is going to win in Jan. Lol good luck with that.

    Seahawks will beat down this team physically plain and simple. Might be close game but the skins players and fans will feel butt hurt after Sunday.

    RG3 will be lucky to walk off the field once the hits start!

  31. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 5, 2013 2:08 AM

    Ohh and not to mention the Hawks Are FAVORED ON THE road despite their road woes. Should be a sign to Skins fans that their team just isn’t good.

    And for those who mention the ranking in run defense. Okay that stat is misleading and giving you false hope. Why?

    NFCW is a running and defensive dominated division… No doubt and somehow the. Weak lol Hawks Defense is only giving up a mere 10yrds more per game than the skins defense..

    C’monnnnn people open ur eyes. That’s basically identical the fact that your ” better” on run Defense is more a testament to all the hurt RBs in your division and how easy it isn’t pass against your squad. Why run when you can pass so easily?

    Skins fans start making sense now please hard to debate someone who is a total homer!

  32. musicman495 says: Jan 5, 2013 2:20 AM

    So both teams will have their drug users available. Great.

  33. allday38 says: Jan 5, 2013 3:24 AM

    Second rate lmao. We’ll be second rate all the way to the second round. As for being our toughest test, we’ve played some pretty good teams. Actually, Seattle is a league best 5-1 in quality wins this season. The team is also #1 in scoring defense at just over 15 points game. Having only given up no more than 15 to any other team the past 5 weeks(peeking). Yes, there are some bad road losses but, the team hasn’t lost by more than 7 all season. Once the cuffs were taken off Wilson, the road woes diminished. Wilson by the way is the leagues #1 rated passer since week 6. Pair that with Lynch and the #4 overall defense, and you’ve got the makings of what it takes to win in the playoffs. QB, check. Running game, check. Stellar defense, check. You skins fans just keep doubting this Seattle team and it may just be the end of your season before you know it.
    Go Hawks!!!

  34. rg3isvictory says: Jan 5, 2013 9:05 PM

    theravenlives2 says:
    Jan 4, 2013 10:39 PM
    Seattle fans can’t even talk trash well. Everything about the Seahawks SCREAM second rate. From the offense to the fans.

    =================================

    Hmmmmm. I bet that “second rate” team didn’t have to wait 13 years between playoff berths like your paper champions did….

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    Ravens should quietly get on the Skins/ RG3 bandwagon b/c it’s going to be a ruff next couple of yrs at QB. The fans don’t even like Flacco the Flucco.(that’s what your locals sports talk calls him) When the Ravens get bounced from the Playoffs again, we’ll listen to offers for K. Cousins. You know, the backup Rookie QB on the Skins, that beat you. Good luck without Reed and Lewis keeping that team relevant next season. Everybody in the DMV knows that Raven’s fans are 1st class whiners when something doesn’t go well. Dirtymore streets will be flooded with all those tears next season.

    With that said, I hope the Ravens puts stones to that Shady colts franchise!!!

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