The Redskins report to camp on Wednesday and that’s when they’ll find out the medical evaluation of quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Dr. James Andrews will examine Griffin’s knee “extensively” and make a determination about whether or not he believes the quarterback is ready for a full workload in practice. If the feeling is that Griffin’s not quite there, the Redskins could put Griffin on the PUP list until that feeling changes.
Jones reports that those close to Griffin say that his knee “feels great” and that he has continued to run and cut without either pain or limitation over the last few weeks. That’s reportedly left Griffin feeling like he’s ready to start practicing right away and he’s described as “adamant” that he not miss any time at training camp.
Going on the PUP list, even just to start, may make some sense since it would leave open the option of placing him on the regular season PUP list in the event of a setback with the knee. Once Griffin practices with the rest of the team, that option disappears.
Either way, there have been nothing but positive reports about Griffin’s rehab this offseason and it would be surprising if he’s anywhere but leading the Redskins offense come the first week of the season.