NFL Report: RG3 practices but looks “gimpy”

As the Browns prepare to face the Redskins this weekend, they still are unsure of which quarterback will be behind center. RG3 sprained his knee this past weekend against the Ravens in a victory. The victory was completed with fellow rookie and backup Kirk Cousins operating the offense.

Now, ESPN is reporting that Robert Griffin III practiced today, but the results were mixed. RG3 looked normal stretching, but then appeared “gimpy” during throwing drills.

One thing that can be assumed by the Browns no matter who plays quarterback is that the running threat is decreased from what it was just a week ago. If Griffin plays, you have to assume he won’t be darting all over the field making plays with his feet and easily escaping pressure. Same rules apply if Kirk Cousins plays.

The Redskins are playing well right now anyway and for the Browns there’s no such thing as an “easy” game. Still, advantage Browns for now.

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  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Smoke and mirrors

  • mgbode

    hey, remember when Ben could barely move in the 2nd game last year and proceeded to pick apart our secondary. still have to play the game (though I am hoping we don’t have to worry about the zone-read play).

  • cmm13

    KNEW THIS GUY WAS MADE OF GLASS…. SO GLAD WE LOST OUT ON THAT BIDDING WAR.

  • mgbode

    i’m not 100% certain that the text should be in all-caps

    (while also noting that his 24TD/4INT as a rookie is other-worldly)

  • BIKI024

    so far we have drafted Trent, Weeds, Schwartz and Gordon with the picks we would’ve given up for him, not to mention next year’s #1. so far so good

  • DontbringLBJback

    Yeah, I agree. If someone suggested that we trade those 4 guys, plus next years 1st round pick for RGIII, they would be crazy. Trent is going to be a top 5 back in this league. Carrot Top is doing fine. Schwartz has been a nice surprise, and Gordon is growing into a #1 WR (not saying he’s MegaTron, but he could be a Bowe, or Wayne type of guy). Frankly, RGIII (IMO) is going to be another Michael Vick. He’ll win a lot of games, but miss about 5-6 games a year because he’s hurt (so far concussion, and strained knee in 13 games) . I’m glad it played out the way it did.

  • cmm13

    You hang out here too much for me to remind you that the all caps is our designated sarcasm font.

    Said tongue-in-cheek though. I actually am okay with what we have instead of him

  • mgbode

    yes, you said it in sarcasm and I was indicating that it could be said seriously as well. that’s all.