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Report: Robert Griffin III to Start vs Vikings on Sunday

Multiple reports say that the Redskins plan to start RGIII against the Minnesota Vikings this week.

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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.