Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will play vs. Philadelphia on Sunday, barring a last-minute setback to his sprained right knee. Griffin, who did not play last week vs. Cleveland, practiced in full for a third straight day and will be listed as probable on the injury report. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin told him after practice Friday that his knee was feeling good.
However, defensive end Stephen Bowen (upper biceps tear) and right tackle Tyler Polumbus (concussion) will be listed as questionable. Bowen said it impacts his range of motion and limited him to playing only third downs for part of last week’s win over Cleveland. On Thursday Bowen professed optimism about his chance of playing Sunday. He wasn’t quite as confident Friday.
“I don’t have all my strength back yet,” Bowen said. “I’m just trying to work that in… Hopefully by Sunday everything will be feeling good.”
Polumbus was limited in practice Friday. If he can’t play, then Maurice Hurt or Tom Compton would take his place. Hurt, who hasn’t worked at tackle in a game, has done so quite often in practice. Compton was promoted to the active roster earlier this month.
Linebackers London Fletcher (ankle) and Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder) will be listed as probable. Alexander missed practice Friday to attend a funeral. Center Will Montgomery, probable with a sprained MCL in his left knee, said his knee is just about back to normal.