The second-year player will start against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday in place of Tyler Polumbus, who has struggled mightily in pass protection this season.
In his first remarks to the media since dislocating his left ankle Sept. 14, Griffin quotes Winston Churchill and says the team will not rush him back from injury. He did not take questions.
“That’s all anybody can hope for,” said the Redskins quarterback’s father, Brad. “It’s a chance, it’s an opportunity, and be ready when you get that opportunity. We were excited for him that he did get it — and that he was ready.”
Joe Maddon won’t be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Giants’ attendance and financial woes before moving into their new ballpark in 2000 and saying goodbye to the cursed Candlestick Park nearly had a major impact on baseball in Washington, in several different instances.
Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech’s fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night.
The Redskins led the NFL in rushing in 2012 and ranked fifth last year, even in the midst of a 3-13 season. Entering Monday night’s game in Dallas, though, the Redskins rank 21st in rushing yards per game this season and are tied for 16th in yards per carry.
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
The Royals’ only trip to San Francisco came in 2005 and they took two of three. Buddy Bell was the manager, Tony Graffanino batted third and Jeremy Affeldt was in the bullpen.
Toronto was supposed to play the Senators on Wednesday night, but the game was postponed. When news of the shooting broke, the Leafs were in the middle of normal game day preparations at a hotel across the street from the first shooting site.
“Colt’s the starter,” Jay Gruden said. “We’re preparing for Colt to be the starter, but we’re trying to get Robert some reps to get it ready.”
Jim Jeffcoat won a pair of Super Bowls during his 12-year career with the Cowboys, but there’s no doubt where his loyalties will lie Monday night when his son suits up against Dallas for the Redskins.