Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is getting closer to returning to the field. But maybe not close enough to play on Monday night.
Griffin got a heavier workload in practice today while wearing a brace on his injured ankle, according to Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com. Griffin did individual drills, took snaps both in the shotgun and under center, dropped back and passed.
What Griffin didn’t do (at least in the portion of practice open to the media) was run at full speed. And until Griffin can do that, he’s not going to be cleared to return.
So Colt McCoy is likely to start on Monday night against the Cowboys, Kirk Cousins is likely to be the backup, and Griffin is likely to be inactive. But Griffin is at least making enough progress that he’s getting closer. Griffin should be back in November. Just in time to play some meaningless games for a team that’s out of the playoff race.