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Griffin will be Redskins’ starter barring setback
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“If there’s no setback, doctors feel that he’ll be ready to go,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “There wasn’t a setback today, so that’s a good sign.”
Griffin was not available to comment.
He moved fine at Redskins practice Thursday morning after testing his knee Wednesday at full speed in live reps.
During the brief period of Thursday’s practice open to media, Griffin planted on his right leg and threw a variety of passes, as he did Wednesday and last week.
Team doctors held Griffin out of last Sunday’s win over Cleveland after he suffered a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament Dec. 9 against Baltimore.
Griffin’s passer rating of 104.2 is the second-highest in the NFL. That’s well ahead of the rookie record of 98.1 set in 2004 by Ben Roethlisberger.
Bowen playing through pain
Defensive end Stephen Bowen is prepared to play through pain for the rest of the season after tearing his upper left biceps Sunday.
“It was real bad the first Monday and Tuesday, but then Wednesday, yesterday, all my strength started coming back, and I’m feeling good, doing what I can in practice,” Bowen said Thursday. “I’ll definitely be playing on Sunday.”
Bowen, who was limited in Thursday’s practice, has been one of the Redskins‘ best defenders this season. His strength and agility have been major assets to a front seven that ranks 13th in the NFL giving up 4.21 yards per carry. His 47 tackles are ninth on the team. He has one sack.
Bowen played the end of last season through a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, so he’s accustomed to fighting through pain.
“I’ve just got to suck it up, man,” he said. “Everybody gets nicks and knacks. I won’t have any problem playing through this. It’s getting better. I’m getting all my strength back. I’m just feeling better every day.
“I don’t know if I’ll be 100 percent, but I’ll definitely be good enough to get the job done.”
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