Oct 7, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is helped off the field by training staff after taking a hit against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared to practice without contact Wednesday, according to a report by The Washington Post.

One source succinctly told The Post, “He will practice tomorrow.”

Griffin is recovering from a mild concussion he suffered in the team’s Sunday afternoon home loss to the Atlanta Falcons.


How much does he have to alter his game to make sure this doesn’t happen again? Actually, that’s not as difficult a question as it appears when you consider that the reason NFL teams loved him was because of his ability to run and extend plays. When you have quarterbacks like that, they tend to take more hits.

If Griffin stops running as much, the Redskins’ offense changes. He didn’t run much in the first half against Cincinnati and the offense struggled. He was credited with one run against Atlanta (off a bootleg) and the offense sputtered at times, especially on third down.

From Sporting News

Billy Cundiff missed the field goal in last year’s AFC Championship game which would have sent the game to overtime, but he shanked the kick. His kicking prowess has gone out the window this season and he seems shaken by a lack of confidence. He missed three field goals two weeks ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, Cundiff missed another short yardage field goal.

The Redskins replaced Cundiff with Kai Forbath. Forbath spent some time on the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys in 2011 and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this preseason. Forbath kicked exceptionally well for the Buccaneers, but was unable to unseat PK Conner Barth, who has a streak of 25 consecutive field goals for the Buccaneers currently. Forbath can step in for punting duty as well, if needed.

From Yardbarker

If you’re die-hard enough to frequent the Insider, you’re probably well aware of this troubling stat: The Redskins have lost eight consecutive games at home.
The Vikings, 4-1 record aside, are a team Redskins fans would probably feel pretty good about their chances against, especially considering Sunday’s game is in Maryland and not Minnesota. But home field hasn’t provided much of an advantage lately: The Redskins are 0-2 this season, 2-8 since the start of 2011, and 4-14 since the beginning of 2010, when Mike Shanahan took over. Those last two figures are each worst in the NFL.

From Washington Post

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