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Mike Shanahan: RG3 Will Start Season Opener Against Philadelphia


Washington Redskins fans have nothing more to worry about. Robert Griffin lll is starting in Game 1 of the season.

Head coach Mike Shanahan has confirmed that the Heisman Trophy winner will be under center for the first regular season game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dr. James Andrews medically cleared Griffin on Thursday after examination of the quarterback’s surgically repaired right knee.

Despite expressing concerns, Shanahan is confident that Griffin is capable of doing whatever is needed of him on the field.

“We believe he can do everything that a quarterback is asked to do. And if that’s sprinting out, if it’s running the option, if it’s dropping back, we think he can do all those things because he’s proved it to us in practice and there hasn’t been a setback,” Shanahan said.

It has only been eight months since Andrews repaired two ligaments in Griffin’s knee. He has been practicing well and his teammates are happy to see that the star quarterback has returned.

“He looked great,” linebacker Brian Orakpo said. “Robert is back. He’s back to being himself.”

 

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