The great news for the Washington Redskins and quarterback Robert Griffin III is that he ended up getting cleared for practice on Monday after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery back in January.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it would be a “major surprise” if Griffin plays in the preseason.
Despite Robert Griffin III being medically cleared to participate in training camp, it still would be a major surprise if he played in a preseason game based on Mike Shanahan’s coaching history and the thoughts of some in Washington Redskins organization.
Shanahan, who put Griffin through an extensive workout Monday after team doctors cleared his return to practice, would not specifically address questions of whether Griffin would play this summer. But sources who know the coach expressed pessimism Griffin would return in the preseason.
One Redskins front-office member said Washington will not want to subject Griffin to any hits this summer. Shanahan also was known in Denver to be cautious with players coming off major injuries.
It’s great to see that the Redskins learned something after last year’s debacle with Griffin.