Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was on the field throwing passes during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, showing some effects of his sprained right knee but also looking further along than anticipated.
What won’t be known until later is how much Griffin actually practices and how many repetitions he takes during the full-team work.
Griffin, who suffered a Grade 1 sprain of his right lateral collateral ligament in Sunday’s 31-28 overtime win vs. Baltimore, was able to jog and even run a little bit. But he did not run at full speed. There was no noticeable limp when he ran. However, he also was not seen cutting and that’s usually the big factor in whether or not a runner will be able to play coming off a knee or ankle injury.
He did seem to plant gingerly on his right leg on some of his throws and still favored throwing more off his front leg than his back. All the throws required him to do nothing but turn and throw. But considering it’s Wednesday the fact that he was on the field and doing what he did must be an encouraging sign for the Redskins.
If Griffin can’t play vs. Cleveland, then rookie Kirk Cousins would be the likely starter. Both Griffin and Cousins will address the media after practice around 1:45 p.m. ET.