Robert Griffin III was on the practice field on Wednesday afternoon here at Redskins Park, as the team began on-field preparations for the Cleveland Browns.
In the very limited portion of practice that media is allowed to see, Griffin did full stretching exercises including running in a straight line, a sideways shuttle (lateral) drill that would essentially be the equivalent of what offensive lineman do. Griffin went right up to head athletic trainer, Larry Hess and gave him an emphatic high-five.
Griffin also made a loose, fun gesture to the media two different times. He was wearing black sweat pants, so it hard to tell if he was wearing a brace.
Griffin III lightly threw some passes in simulated offensive drills, but appeared to gingerly plant on his back foot (right leg). Other members of the media, said he was walking with a limp. That was not as noticeable to my eyes.
Media is also prevented by the Redskins from reporting any 'game plan' information - so rules prohibit other observations that were made.
Overall, Griffin's ability to play depends on how he can cut and move laterally - along with being cleared by doctors and the Redskins training staff. It is impossible to know at this point if he will play, and my guess is that he will be labeled as limited on the official injury report.
My guess as of Wednesday afternoon is that he will play. My gut tells me that is not the right move at this time, but that decision is WELL ABOVE my pay grade.