The Washington Redskins have no plans to deviate from their understandably cautious approach with quarterback Robert Griffin III in his activity level since hurting his anterior cruciate ligament during the playoffs.
Griffin wants to accelerate what he gets to do on the practice field, saying “I'm ready to move on. There's only so much you can do in 7-on-7.”
However, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is adamant that Griffin won't be rushed no matter how good his knee feels.
“We do have a plan for him,” Shanahan told reporters. “He may not always like that plan, but that's my job sometimes not to be liked. My job is to do the best thing for him. That's what I'll do.”
Griffin had surgery nearly seven months ago on his right knee.
“You always want them a little bit antsy,” Shanahan said. “I don't want to put him in there too quick for the obvious reasons, but I like what I've seen. He's had no swelling. He's making a lot of progress. We're getting a lot of quality work done.
“If he continues this with no setback, we'll keep on giving him more freedom, a little bit more reps and hopefully get him ready. When you slow a guy down, that's the job of a head coach to hopefully put him in a position where he's going to be healthy and ready to play by the first game.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.