Despite speculation that injured quarterback Robert Griffin III would make a return to action in three weeks when Washington faces the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 27, a Monday night, people within the organization maintain that there is no set timetable, and that such a return date seems unlikely at this time.
The NFL Network reported Sunday morning that the “plan” is for Griffin to return to play against the Cowboys.
However, people within the organization described such a timeline as inaccurate. Coaches want to see him make it through two full weeks of practice before they determine whether or not he is ready to return to game action. And, just because Griffin received clearance to practice fully, there is no guarantee that he would reclaim his starting job right away, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
Griffin on Saturday joined his teammates for some light, pre-practice stretching but otherwise, he has not taken part in drills of any kind. He has not resumed running or actual football-related activities.
Coach Jay Gruden maintained on Saturday that despite Griffin joining his teammates for stretching, there is no timetable for his return. He said that the quarterback is working hard, but that he is not yet close to making his comeback.
Several orthopedic specialists interviewed by The Post when Griffin first injured his ankle in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars called a four- to six-week recovery time extremely optimistic and unlikely.