Sources: Robert Griffin III to Start Against Vikings

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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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