Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 18, 22 days before the start of the new league year and free agency.
RG3 is back in town
I had heard that Robert Griffin III was back in town last week but I couldn’t confirm it. Over the weekend RG3 himself confirmed that he has now moved his rehab back to Ashburn and he did so in a very public way.
On Friday night he was at Constitution Hall to see comedian Mike Epps. Then on Saturday he went to the Verizon Center to see Disney on Ice. There, he drew the “RG3, RG3, RG3” chants that have become part of the scene whenever the quarterback appears at public events.
Some are taking this as evidence that Griffin is ahead of schedule in his knee rehab. It was originally thought that he would spend six to seven weeks at Dr. James Andrews’ facility in Pensacola. Since he is back early (on Wednesday it will be six weeks since the surgery) that must mean he’s doing better than expected, right?
Not necessarily. About the most positive interpretation would be that Griffin hasn’t had any setbacks to speak of. That’s certainly good but it doesn’t mean that he is significantly ahead of schedule.
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In case you missed it
- If the Redskins aren’t going to bring back Fred Davis they can find a talented tight end in the draft.
- They also should be able to find a right tackle
- That was the week that was
Days until: NFL Combine 3; Start of NFL league year 22; Season kickoff Sunday 202