Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III cleared to play against Ravens

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RGIII cleared to play after suffering concussion in preseason game
Thursday August 27th, 2015

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared by an independent neurologist on Thursday to play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Griffin sustained a concussion against the Detroit Lions last Thursday, a 21–17 Redskins win, and was going through the NFL’s concussion protocol. He played four series in the game, going 2 for 5 with two fumbles, three sacks and several other big hits. The first-team offense converted just one first down on its four tries.

“We just want to keep getting better out there,” Griffin said, according to “We want to put points on the board. We want to sustain drives and just work on all the things that we’ve been working on through OTAs, minicamp and training camp. Situational football, we will get some situations against the Ravens, a very formidable pass rush, and just try to go out and do the best we can to be a great offense. That’s what everyone’s goal is and get to the regular season and be confident.”

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Over his first two preseason appearances, Griffin is 6 for 13 for 44 yards. The Redskins have not scored a touchdown with him on the field.

Saturday's game at Baltimore is expected to be give the first-team offense its most time on the field.

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