Robert Griffin III practices without difficulties

October 11, 2012

Robert Griffin on the ground after sustaining a concussion in Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that quarterback Robert Griffin III didn’t appear to have any setbacks and went through practice without problems Thursday.

Griffin will be evaluated by team doctors before he is cleared to practice Friday. Griffin still hasn’t been cleared for Sunday’s game, Shanahan said.

The quarterback took 75-80 percent of the snaps in Thursday’s practice rather than his usual 85 percent.    

 “He’s been great in practice this week,” Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said of Griffin. Kyle Shanahan said he expects the quarterback to be able to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

“Sounds like he’s going to be alright,” he said.

Shanahan said his play calling won’t change Sunday. If Griffin can play, he won’t be limited, he said.

“If I went into a game thinking I had to call it a different way because he might get hurt, then he doesn’t need to be playing,” the coordinator said.

Cornerback Cedric Griffin (hamstring) was limited in practice and defensive end Doug Worthington (calf) did not practice.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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