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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 19: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks off the field after warm-ups before their game against the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field on October 19, 2014 in Landover, Md. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will return from his dislocated ankle injury and start against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, sources have told News4's Dianna Russini.

    Coach Jay Gruden told reporters Tuesday that Griffin is "very, very, very close" to returning from the injury suffered during Washington's Week 2 victory against Jacksonville. He practiced fully Wednesday for the first time. Gruden said that Griffin's status would depend on how he practices Thursday and Friday, but apparently that decision has already been made.

    In Griffin's place, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy have each started. McCoy replaced Cousins two weeks ago against the Tennessee Titans, leading them to an overtime victory before starting in the Redskins' 20-17 overtime victory against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday.


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