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Robert Griffin III Injury: Redskins QB Unlikely to Play in Preseason

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ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins are unlikely to play Griffin this summer despite being cleared for training camp.

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Despite Robert Griffin III's clearance to participate in training camp, the second-year signal caller will likely sit-out all of preseason according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This is a move that will likely be lauded by the football world after the organization came under criticism for the way they handled Griffin's late-season knee injury during his rookie season, with a series of events that culminated in him tearing his ACL. Griffin has made stunning progress thus far in his rehabilitation, and should Schefter's report coincide with Redskins brass, the organization would not jeopardize any of that for a preseason game.

Schefter also noted on a SportsCenter appearance that despite being cleared for training camp, Griffin is not yet in football shape and is still a month away from the doctor's suggested recovery timeline of seven-to-nine months. He also reiterated that the goal of the organization is to make sure he is ready to play Week 1 of the regular season, not Week 1 of the preseason.

Head Coach Mike Shanahan will speak to the media on Thursday and Griffin is scheduled to speak on Wednesday.