Dianna Russini of NBC4 Washington was the first to report that Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will get the start on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. There were some conflicting reports initially saying the team would still being evaluating Griffin's ankle with an increased workload in practice over the next few days. Now multiple reporters including Chris Mortensen and Ian Rapoport have confirmed that the report is true.
Head Coach Jay Gruden said that Griffin was very close this week, and physically, he was probably ready last week. If Griffin does get the start, it will be the first time he has played since dislocating his ankle in the 1st quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2. Colt McCoy started on Monday against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football and led the Redskins to an overtime victory. McCoy will be Griffin's backup this week, with Kirk Cousins likely inactive for the game.
Stay tuned for more developments, and official confirmation from the Washington Redskins.
This is true "@NBCdianna: Robert Griffin III will start against the Vikings on Sunday per multiple sources with the Redskins organization."— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 29, 2014
RGIII will start for the Redskins on Sunday, source says. Not a huge surprise considering how he looked and felt at practice.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2014