Washington Redskin quarterback Robert Griffin III won’t be playing in the preseason, but his role in training camp might begin to increase, with reports surfacing that he will be participating in 11-on-11 drills this week.
Griffin has been held out of full team drills on the field, and only involved in 7-on-7 drills. The second-year quarterback has been actively campaigning to get more involved, but the team has been very cautious in bringing him along in the healing process for his knee. He was brought in too fast last season and ultimately reinjured the knee in a playoff loss to Seattle.
It seems like the team is taking no chances this time around, much to the dismay of Griffin, as he has said to the media on several occasions that he thinks he is ready to go.
Now, the Washington Post reports that the team might input Griffin into 11-on-11 drills for the rest of training camp, depending on how he and the knee perform.
The Redskins are coming off of their first preseason game over the weekend, though Griffin did not see the field and is expected to miss the other three as well. As of now, it’s not guaranteed that Griffin will be the starter for the season-opener. The Redskins will play the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football September 9th to open the season.