Cedric Griffin back on field as practice begins; Lichtensteiger, Fletcher watching

January 2, 2013

Cedric Griffin is back in practice following his four-game suspension. (John McDonnell/Washington Post)

Cornerback Cedric Griffin was back on the practice field Wednesday, as coach Mike Shanahan said on Monday that he expected him to be. Griffin, who was suspended for the final four games of the season for using performance enhancing drugs, is expected to practice all week before a decision is made about whether to activate him from the reserve-suspended list.

Not practicing during the early portion of Wednesday practice that was open to reporters were starting left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, who left Sunday’s game with a sprained left ankle, and linebacker London Fletcher (ankle).

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins and backup cornerback D.J. Johnson weren’t seen at practice, but there was no immediate word on their status. Johnson injured his knee during the Cowboys game, but on Monday, Shanahan had said he didn’t believe the cornerback was seriously hurt.

Shanahan will have updates following practice this afternoon.

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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