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After months of anticipation, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was medically cleared to play by Dr. James Andrews after Thursday night's evaluation, NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal reports.
Despite the green light from Dr. Andrews, "Operation Patience" may not be over just yet. Head coach Mike Shanahan has not yet committed as far as to name Griffin the Week 1 starter. Shanahan announced he had some "concerns" that he would discuss with Griffin over the weekend. However, the Washington Post reports that the concerns are not significant enough to keep RGIII off of the field September 9th against the Philadelphia Eagles. Chances are, Shanahan just wants to keep some element of mystery alive for the Eagles while they prepare for their season opener.
Now that Griffin's health is no longer in question, many other questions now arise. Will RGIII come back rusty? Or will he come back better than ever? Many players come back from major surgery such as an ACL, and they never truly return to their old form after the surgery. As we all know, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson nearly broke the single-season rushing yards record in 2012 and was named league MVP after undergoing the same ACL surgery as Griffin by the same doctor. However, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came back rusty in 2009, after missing the 2008 season with a torn ACL. It will also be interesting to see how much the Shanahans change the Redskins' offensive playbook in order to protect their investment in their franchise quarterback. As explosive as RGIII was in his rookie season, many believe that the read option packages in which Griffin ran the football were just a disaster waiting to happen.
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will start the season opener for the Washington Redskins.
Griffin will start under center for the Redskins opener on Sept. 9 against NFC East rival Philadelphia.
This is hardly news as nearly everyone had penned the 23-year-old to be in the starting lineup for the Redskins.
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Throughout the course of the offseason, it had been reported that Robert Griffin III was both cleared to return, and that he had not been cleared to return. The decision that really mattered was that of Dr. James Andrews, who […]
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III posted the photo above on Who Say to announce that he’s been cleared for the upcoming season.
Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared.
To God Be The Glory http://t.co/GxYMw8Cs57
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013
Now we get to see if he can actually stay healthy for an entire season.
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Washington QB Robert Griffin III has been named as starter for the season opener against Philadelphia, according to an ESPN report.Fantasy Spin:RGIII was a star in his rookie season (3,200 yards passing, 20 TDs, 5 INTs, 826 yards rushing 7 TDs) and should be a star in year two as well as he appears to be completely recovered from his knee injury.
Even though ESPN has reported that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will play in their week one opener against the Eagles, he still hasn’t been cleared by Dr. James Andrews, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
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Robert Griffin III says he’s been cleared to play in the Washington Redskins’ regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared. To God Be The Glory http://t.co/GxYMw8Cs57 — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013
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Redskins fans can breathe a sign of relief. Robert Griffin III will be starting week 1 on Monday Night Football vs the Eagles.
Chip Kelly’s spread with Mike Vick vs RGIII and their read option, football fans can dig that.
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