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Mike Shanahan: Robert Griffin III ‘More Comfortable’ At Practice

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that quarterback Robert Griffin III “was better than yesterday” in terms of his ability to practice on his sprained right knee.

“You can see he’s more comfortable,” Shanahan said. “He’s improved over yesterday.”

Griffin again was limited by the coaching staff in practice, and he did not partake in passing drills during the early portion of practice open to reporters.

He stretched, warmed up and threw to some of his receivers during a positional drill early on and appeared to throw with less of a hitch and was able to plant his right foot better than Wednesday.

Shanahan said he would like to see Griffin go through a full practice on Friday if he’s going to play Sunday at Cleveland.

“You’ve got to have a good feeling that he can play at full strength,” Shanahan said. “If he can do that, then he’ll play.”

Griffin, who was injured while scrambling against Baltimore last Sunday, is only permitted by the team to speak to reporters on Wednesdays and did not provide an update on his health.

If Griffin cannot play against the Browns, Kirk Cousins, who entered in the fourth quarter against the Ravens, would likely start.

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