Allen Kim

RGIII Reportedly Cleared To Start Week 1

Created on Aug. 28, 2013 10:23 AM EST

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier today that Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been cleared to play for Week 1.

What Washington wanted: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start their Monday night opener against the Eagles.


However, there are conflicting reports regarding any official clearance for Griffin. While it seems that he’s all but certain to start the team’s regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, there are no indications outside of Schefter that the official word has been given just yet.

Schefter is arguably the most connected reporter in the NFL, but he may have jumped the gun here. It appears that RGIII is still scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews tomorrow before he’s given the thumbs up to start. Unless some sort of secret examination took place overnight and coach Mike Shanahan signed off on Griffin starting, ‘Skins fans should wait until tomorrow to break out the confetti.

Griffin said that he was feeling 100 percent healthy yesterday, and teammates and coaches all seem to be in agreement regarding his status. Sit tight, the wait is almost over. We should know for sure within the next 24 hours.

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