Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III pronounced his surgically repaired right knee “100 percent” in an interview with radio station ESPN 980 on Tuesday.
Griffin still cautioned that “no one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they’re playing at.” But he is as confident as ever about playing in the season opener on Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles. His coaches like what they’ve seen in practice, too.
“[Griffin] looks as healthy as he has,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. “There’s been no difference there, but he’s getting in a lot more reps. He got a lot more [Monday]. That was a big practice just doing a lot of team drills and going against each other.”
Griffin is still expected to meet with his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, sometime on Thursday before Washington’s final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Redskins coach Mike Shanhanan said he hasn’t spoken with Andrews yet and that the meeting could come before or after the game.
“I don’t think anybody knows if you’re 100 percent except for the person who’s saying that,” Kyle Shanahan said. “Only you can know your own body. [Griffin is] such a good athlete he could fool me. He looks 100 percent to me. He can fly around, he can make the throws. There’s no gimp at all. Obviously, he wouldn’t be out there if he was.”