Robert Griffin III: 'No doubt I'm playing Week 1'
Quarterback Robert Griffin's recovery from two torn knee ligaments and his availability for the 2013 regular season have been the biggest question marks surrounding the Washington Redskins' offseason. On Monday, the second-year superstar unofficially declared himself available for the team's Sept. 9 season-opener against the Eagles.
Griffin told the media, "There's no doubt I'm playing Week 1."
Griffin had been projected to be ready for regular-season play, but the Redskins have been careful to integrate him back into workouts and practices.
Griffin participated in 11-on-11 drills during the team's Monday walkthrough and said he'll work in team drills at Tuesday's practice.
Griffin reportedly appeared sharp while working out on the field before Washington’s preseason win over the Titans. But head coach Mike Shanahan still hesitated in his postgame comments to raise expectations, saying that “no date has been determined” for RGIII to return in full to practice, per NFL.com.
“I said, ‘If you’d like to go through pregame warmups, you’re welcome to,’ as I said to a number of our players,” Shanahan said of Griffin in his postgame press conference. “Robert wanted to get some more work done, so it was good to see him out there.”