Robert Griffin III practices, says 'I'm ready to play'
- By Marc Sessler
- Updated: Dec. 19, 2012 at 02:43 p.m.
The one-week run of The Kirk Cousins Show might not get a second act.
The Washington Times reported that Robert Griffin III moved with ease on his mildly sprained right knee at Wednesday's practice.
The Redskins starting quarterback planted on his injured leg, threw the ball to receivers and rolled out repeatedly, according to the newspaper.
RG3 told reporters he practiced fully, saying, "I'm ready to play whenever they want me to play. Now if it's this week, next week -- a couple weeks -- whatever they say goes, so I'll be ready."
"He took all the reps, most of the reps," coach Mike Shanahan said. "But we never talk about reps anyhow, right?"
Whether Griffin is given the green light Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles comes down to convincing his coaches and trainers he can do what they require.
"I think I just need to prove it on the field," Griffin said. "When I'm out here running around, doing all the plays and getting the reps, that's when they'll see. And then it's just up to them to decide."
Griffin is anxious to play after sitting out a Week 15 win over the Cleveland Browns, which saw Kirk Cousins shine in relief.
"I always expect to play," said Griffin, who suffered a lateral collateral ligament sprain in a Week 14 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
RG3 also participated in drills last week, drawing similar glowing reports, but was ultimately deactivated against the Browns. With another week of rest, Griffin appears ready to lead the 8-6 Redskins into this pivotal NFC East battle. We'll find out soon enough if the Redskins agree.