Cleveland Browns designate RG3 to return from injured reserve

By The Sports Xchange  |  Nov. 24, 2016 at 1:49 AM
share with facebook
share with twitter
| License Photo

The Cleveland Browns designated quarterback Robert Griffin III to return from injured reserve on Wednesday and he then practiced for the first time since breaking the coracoid bone in his left shoulder during the season opener.

Griffin was placed on injured reserve with the shoulder issue on Sept. 12, a day after a season-opening 29-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. RG3 completed 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards with one interception and also rushed for 37 yards in the game.

Griffin was the second quarterback throwing in drills open to the media on Wednesday, according to ESPN. Josh McCown took the first reps, with Griffin up second.

The winless Browns (0-11) have 21 days to decide if Griffin will return to the active roster or remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season.

Griffin will not play in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

"Right now it might be a little bit early," Browns coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday of Griffin playing in the game.

Jackson said McCown will start against the Giants. Rookie quarterback Cody Kessler suffered his second concussion of the season in a 24-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday and remains in the concussion protocol.

Griffin must still be cleared for full contact, which could occur in time for him to see action after the team's bye next week. The Browns have four games left after Sunday -- against Cincinnati, Buffalo, San Diego and Pittsburgh.

Griffin, who signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Browns during the offseason, said last week that he wants to play again this season.

"If I get a chance to be a part of that, I definitely want to,'' Griffin said. "These guys have been keeping me going by keeping my spirits uplifted even when it didn't look like I was really going to have a chance to come back and play, so I'm forever indebted to them and I just hope I can come back and help us get wins, and if not, do everything I can helping Josh (McCown) and Cody (Kessler) and Kevin (Hogan) and all of these guys to get some wins.''

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories