Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that quarterback Robert Griffin III has been medically cleared and that he will start Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings if "everything goes well," according to NFL.com's Albert Breer.
Gruden stressed he wanted to ensure that Griffin is mentally ready to return.
Griffin reportedly took more first-team repetitions than quarterback Colt McCoy on Thursday. Griffin has not played since dislocating his ankle in the Redskins' Week 2 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Redskins are 3-5 and in last place in the NFC East.
Gruden says RG3 is "cleared from the doctors." Final call will be Gruden's, he reiterates he wants to make sure he's up to speed mentally.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 30, 2014
Gruden: "he's our starter and he gives us the best chance to win"— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) October 30, 2014
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