Redskins HC Jay Gruden on RGIII: 'If everything goes well, he'll start'

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Robert Griffin III to start Sunday
Thursday October 30th, 2014

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'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

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Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin and started the next five games but was benched in favor of McCoy in Washington's Oct. 19 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

McCoy also led the Redskins to an upset over the Dallas Cowboys last Monday. Griffin warmed up on the field prior to that game.

The Redskins are 3-5 and in last place in the NFC East.

- Chris Johnson

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