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"Operation patience" has finally come to an official end.
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced Monday, that quarterback Robert Griffin III will start Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles in the season premier of "Monday Night Football", NFL.com's Chris Wesseling reports.
The news comes as no surprise. Griffin was reportedly ahead of schedule for the majority of his recovery period. However, it is safe to say that RGIII and the Redskins are relieved that they can finally move on from the injury that haunted them for the past eight months, and focus on preparing for their season opener against the Eagles.
With Griffin's Week 1 status officially no longer in question, many questions now arise pertaining to what we will see from Griffin and the Redskins next Monday night. The quarterback did not play at all in the preseason and his reps were closely monitored and slowly increased as his knee progressed throughout training camp, so there is the possibility he could be rusty coming out of the gate. However, being the competitor that he is, don't surprised if RGIII is in mid-season form on opening night.
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According to NFL.com’s Around the League, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced that Robert Griffin III will be their week one starter.
Shanahan officially announces @RGIII is starter.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) September 2, 2013
This isn’t a surprise at all since Griffin was cleared last week.
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