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RGIII injury update: Redskins QB practices at full speed

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Mike Shanahan said RGIII was a full participant, bolstering his chances of playing this weekend.

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said he took part in a full practice at full speed on Wednesday, and that he expects to play if coaches and team doctors clear him, according to the Redskins Twitter account. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed RGIII was a full participant in practice.

Griffin missed the Redskins Week 15 game against the Cleveland Browns due to a knee injury suffered the previous week against the Baltimore Ravens. In the lead-up to that game, Griffin was adamant that he felt as though he could play, but the team elected to keep him out.

Kirk Cousins made the start in that game, which ended in a 38-21 victory for Washington. Griffin was "not happy" with the fact that he didn't get to play in that game, though he was happy that the team got a win and kept its playoff hopes alive.

Griffin is completing 66 percent of his passes on the season, has 2,902 yards and 18 touchdowns against just four interceptions. The Redskins can still win the NFC East, and are also in the running with four other potential teams for the NFC's wild card.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.