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RGIII Practices At Full Speed Against First-String Defense

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Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images.

Robert Griffin III has been easing his way back from the ACL injury he sustained during last year’s playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks that left him hobbling around that beat up turf of FedEx Field. The latest of Griffin’s progression had RGIII, for the first time, able to fully participate and practice at full speed against the ‘Skins first-string defense, according to the Washington Times.

The team’s goal is to have Griffin on the field for Week 1. However, Dr. James Andrews hasn’t yet cleared Griffin to play and won’t consider doing so until after the preseason. Dr. Andrews was able to observe Griffin prior to yesterday’s full-speed practice and ran field tests on his ACL.

While Coach Shanahan is optimistic about Griffin starting on Sept. 9, the Redskins got a scare when backup QB Kirk Cousins left Monday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with an apparent right foot injury.

Either way, however things go for the ‘Skins, it seems as though the health of its quarterback (whomever that may be) will be talked about going into their Week 1 division matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.