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Report: Robert Griffin III to start in Redskins' opener

August 28, 2013|By Sam Farmer
  • Reports from Redskins' practices say RG3 is looking like his old self again despite not playing in the preseason.
Reports from Redskins' practices say RG3 is looking like his old self… (Patrick Smith / Getty Images )

We knew quarterback Robert Griffin III could score, and now we know he’s a great rebounder too.

The Washington Redskins star, whose rookie season ended with a major knee injury, will start the Monday, Sept. 9 opener against Philadelphia, according to an ESPN report.

Although Griffin did not appear in any exhibition games this summer, the Washington Post reported Monday that “several people who have been involved in Redskins’ practices” said the quarterback has taken practically all the snaps with the No. 1 offense since last week and looks like the dynamic player we saw last season.

In its report, the Post quoted receiver Pierre Garcon saying Griffin is “running around, throwing the ball. Arm’s good. Legs are good. He’s practiced, and we practice hard.... He looks great to me, tell you the truth.”

In two games against Philadelphia last season, both victories by the Redskins, Griffin completed 30 of 39 for 398 yards and six touchdowns with one interception. He also ran 14 times for 88 yards.

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