As the Browns seek their first win of the season, they could be on the verge their starting quarterback returning to action. There have been discussions about Robert Griffin III possibly returning to practice this week, sources tell Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
Griffin has been sidelined since September with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. The Browns put RG3 on injured reserve with the hope that they could take advantage of the new IR rules and bring him back later on in the season. This is obviously a lost campaign for Cleveland, but Griffin has been adamant about wanting to play again.
“We’ve got six games left this year, a chance to finish strong, and if I get a chance to be a part of that, I definitely want to,” Griffin said earlier this week.
Browns executive Sashi Brown told reporters yesterday that Griffin is on pace to return, but the decision will ultimately be left up to head coach Hue Jackson. Now at 0-10, one has to imagine that Jackson is eager to get a W and avoid matching the 2008 Lions. The Browns will face the Steelers in Cleveland on Sunday, followed by the Giants and Bengals, all at home.
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