Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared for contact and was a full participant at practice earlier today.
“I’m beyond blessed to have an opportunity to get back on the field with my brothers,” Griffin stated. “I promise my teammates and coaches to give them everything I have as we work to finish the season strong.”
Although Griffin was given the green light to play, coach Hue Jackson still hasn’t decided who will be starting next week against the division rival Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns are on their bye week and will not play this Sunday.
Jackson said after practice that Griffin is “ready to go” but will decide later in the week which way the team is going to go. “There is still practice, there are still things we need to do and see before I decide to stick him back out there.”
Griffin hasn’t played since week 1 when he injured his shoulder on a attempt to run for a first down late in the fourth quarter. The bye week will be good for Griffin to catch up to where he needs to be with the team.
As reported yesterday, Cody Kessler has been cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol. The quarterbacks will battle for the starting spot when the Browns are back on the field December 11th.