Redskins QB Robert Griffin III practices, feels "really good"

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III practices, feels "really good"
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III practices, feels "really good"

Robert Griffin III participated in Redskins practice Wednesday and later said he feels "really good" about the right knee he sprained Sunday when Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata slammed into his leg in the fourth quarter of Washington's overtime win.

Griffin didn't talk about how many reps he took at practice. Neither did backup Kirk Cousins, who said he was asked to keep that a secret to make it tougher for the Browns to figure out which quarterback they will face Sunday -- but Griffin said he would try to push himself more Thursday and Friday.

"I feel like I can play through any injury," Griffin said (you can watch video of his presser at "Does that mean I'll play on Sunday? We'll see."

On Sunday night, Griffin actually thought there was no chance he could play vs. the Browns. But on Monday, he felt better about it, and in the two days since then, he's continued to feel better about his knee. Planting and throwing, Griffin said, has not been a problem at practice.

"It's about getting confidence in it," he said.

For his part, Cousins, who received a ton of praise for throwing a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and then running in the game-tying two-point conversion, thought he might be getting too much credit.

"You go 2-for-2, everybody loves you," Cousins said, via the Washington Post. "You go 0-2, everybody hates you."

Either way, don't expect a quick verdict from coach Mike Shanahan as to which quarterback will get the starting nod this weekend. It sounds like it'll be a gametime decision.

"We'll make the best decision for [Griffin] and the football team," Shanahan said.

Said Griffin: "It's not just about me and me playing. It's about the team. If I feel like I can give the team a best chance to win, I'll play. If I can ensure my future, my health and my career, I'll play. If not, I won't."

Originally posted by Josh Katzowitz on