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Redskins won’t alter gameplan for Griffin; notes

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Redskins Confidential,Sports,John Keim

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III endured went through another practice, took the majority of the snaps with the first team and continued to look like someone who will play Sunday. Griffin hasn’t shown any symptoms of his concussion since shortly after it happened Sunday.

“Didn’t look like there was any setback, he looked fine,” coach Mike Shanahan said.

He said Griffin took about 75 to 80 percent of the snaps. In a typical practice he’ll take 85 to 90 percent of the reps. Griffin is evaluated by doctors after every practice to make sure no symptoms return.

“He’s been great at practice this week,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. “It sounds like he’ll be all right.”

Kyle Shanahan said if Griffin plays Sunday vs. Minnesota, the assumption will be that he’s healthy. Therefore it won’t alter their game plan.

“If I went into a game thinking I had to call a different game because if he got hit he’s going to be hurt, then he shouldn’t be playing,” Shanahan said. “Robert’s a smart guy. I don’t think he would do something stupid like that, act like he’s not OK just to get back out there. I feel confident if Robert’s playing Sunday he’s good to go and I’ll call a normal game.”

But Shanahan said he’s not about to go crazy calling for more runs.

“You never want him to have to run the ball too much,” he said. “You have to make sure that, when he isn’t running – especially on those pass plays where nothing there is he protects himself.”

 …Cornerback Cedric Griffin (hamstring) was limited. He hasn’t played since getting hurt three weeks ago vs. Cincinnati. Defensive end Doug Worthington (calf) did not practice.

…Kyle Shanahan said of wide receiver Pierre Garcon: “He’s battling it, I can tell. You can see him on the practice field and stuff and in the games that it hurts him to run. He has a lingering foot problem and it does hurt him. He’s been able to play through it here the last couple weeks and it helps us having him out there, but no, I don’t think he’s 100 percent. I appreciate him battling through it and being out there for us. I just hope that each week it gets better.”

 

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