Off the field, Robert Griffin III has decided he’s no Bill Belichick. On the field, he moved a step closer toward a Week 1 return Wednesday when he took full-speed, full-team snaps against the first-string defense for the first time since his knee surgery.
The Washington Redskins are home from training camp, but the new setting doesn’t change the team’s overriding narrative. The Sept. 9 Monday night regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles is less than three weeks away, and the question remains whether the franchise player who says he’ll be ready to go will indeed be ready to go.
”My eyes are set on Philly,” he said.
To achieve that goal, he must get the OK from his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, who examined Griffin’s reconstructed right knee on Monday and will do so again after the final preseason game. Even if Andrews says all is well, the final decision will rest with coach Mike Shanahan.
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