Following up on the ongoing story. ... Head coach Mike Shanahan reported that Robert Griffin III practiced fully on Friday for the first time this week, and could be in line to start Sunday's contest against the Vikings.
"Full practice today," Shanahan told the media. "I’m not sure what we will list him as, but if he passes his tests and we don’t see any symptoms then it looks like he’ll be ready to go.
"Whether he’s questionable or probable all depends on the doctors."
According to Profootballtalk.com's Josh Alper, the Skins elected to go with the questionable designation, which makes sense given the possibility that something will go wrong.
Unless it does, Griffin will be in the lineup. Whether he’ll be able to throw to Pierre Garcon is another question, though.
Shanahan told the media that the decision to start Griffin on Sunday ultimately boils down to how the rookie responds in the next 48 hours.
"That’s what we have doctors for. Doctors make those decisions, we don’t," he said. "That’s why we run all these tests. But why would you not let somebody play if he’s felt good right at the end of the game [and] every day until now?
"If he has these tests after practice today and all of sudden he’s not feeling good or something’s wrong, obviously we’re not going to take the chance."
Shanahan did discuss whether Rex Grossman or Kirk Cousins would be in line to start if Griffin is unable to go. I suspect it would be Cousins. ...
As for Garcon. ... Shanahan confirmed a setback after Garcon was unable to practice today. He practiced fully the previous two days.
"It’s painful, that’s why we set him out," Shanahan said. "It’s tender and it’s still sore, but it’s a pain issue. [He’s] not sore enough to where he can’t push off all the time, so that’s why we listed him as questionable."
Stay tuned. I'll be looking for more on both right up through kickoff.