Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced Wednesday for the first time in more than four weeks.
Griffin, who reportedly threw passes in drills, dislocated his left ankle in Washington's Week 2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said in September that he expected Griffin to miss approximately six to eight weeks.
Gruden said Wednesday that Griffin "looked fine" and "had a little bounce to his step" at practice.
Kirk Cousins has started the four games since the Jacksonville win.
“He needs to get ready,” Cousins said. “He needs to do what he needs to do to be ready to go. And however that gets worked out, [it’s] great for the team and I’ll do the best I can with the reps I get.”
It won’t be an ideal situation, Cousins conceded. But it’s also something that can’t be avoided.
“It goes back to controlling what I can control [and] focusing on what I can do and not worrying about what I can’t change,” he said.
In Griffin's absence, Cousins has completed 116 of his 188 pass attempts for 1,571 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Redskins are 1-5 this season and in last place in the NFC East.
- Chris Johnson