The last time the Redskins announced that quarterback Robert Griffin III had been cleared to return to action after suffering a concussion in the preseason, there was a quick reversal that has left Griffin on the sideline for the last two weeks.
We’ll see if the second clearance has more staying power. During an appearance on WTOP with George Wallace, Redskins president Bruce Allen said that the quarterback was cleared by doctors on Thursday night.
Earlier this week, coach Jay Gruden said it was too early to say who would be the No. 2 quarterback behind Kirk Cousins because the team was waiting to see if Griffin would be cleared. Now he’ll have to decide whether it will be Griffin or Colt McCoy and the decision could be complicated by the fact that the team would be on the hook for Griffin’s $16.2 million salary in 2016 if he were to suffer a serious injury in a game this season.
That may well turn out to be a moot consideration whether Griffin is second or third in the pecking order, but it’s still part of the equation the team has to ponder heading into Sunday.