Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 15, one day before the Redskins take on the Browns in Cleveland.
Chat at 12:30
We have our usual road game configuration here so it will be Tarik coming from the cleverly-named Cleveland Browns Stadium, Jen X from the CSN Bethesda studios and yours truly in the Ashburn abode in front of the 55-inch Vizio.
We’ll get things going at around 12:30. Of course, if any news on the status of RG3 pops up we’ll get it cranking early so keep an eye on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.
See you then.
All the reps to Cousins?
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports tweeted the following yesterday afternoon:
Redskins players tell me RG3 has only done individual drills this week, no first team reps at all. He's thrown to receivers but Cousins taken all 1st team reps. However he is truly a game-time decision.
Glazer is, of course, a highly credible reporter with some good sources in the Redskins organization (remember he broke the news that the Redskins and Rams had agreed to the RG3 trade). I heard some things this week that would lead me to believe that what he says is accurate.
“He didn’t do much yesterday, he didn’t do much today,” said Pierre Garçon after practice on Thursday.
Garçon was asked if Griffin could play on Sunday with limited practice. “It’s hard to get out there on Sunday and just play without practicing all week,” said Griffin’s favorite target. “I’m sure it can be done but it’s a lot tougher to go out there and not practice all week and try to play on Sunday and be successful. It can be done but it’s hard.”
The “without practicing all week” part sure makes it sound like Glazer had it right. But I have heard talk, call it scuttlebutt if you will, that Griffin did get some first team reps.
Redskins Park has been the source for a lot of misinformation and non-information this week. What it boils down to is that Griffin is truly questionable for Sunday’s game.
By NFL definition, “questionable” on an injury report means that there is a 50% chance that a player will play. Listed as questionable on the injury report along with Griffin are Trent Williams and London Fletcher. But Williams and Fletcher are very likely to play barring a setback to the left tackle’s thigh bruise or the linebacker’s ankle.
But if Griffin is going to play, his knee must get better in the approximately 48 hours between the end of Friday’s practice and game time Sunday. Nobody really knows if that will happen and therefore his participation is pretty much a coin flip.
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