ASHBURN, Virginia — Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has received medical clearance to return from a concussion he sustained just over three weeks ago and is probable for Sunday's season opener against Miami.
Coach Jay Gruden, speaking after Friday's practice, didn't say whether Griffin or Colt McCoy will back up starter Kirk Cousins against the Dolphins. He says the Redskins received written clearance for Griffin's return on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Gruden said the team had received a "verbal" report this week from the doctor who examined Griffin since he was injured Aug. 20 against Detroit.
Neurologist Robert Kurtzke originally advised the team Griffin could return to play in an Aug. 29 preseason game against Baltimore. But he reversed course in a written statement issued the day before the preseason game.
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden walks on the sideline in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. In Gruden's first year as an NFL head coach, very little went according to plan, including a rotation of QBs that saw Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy all start games and then be sidelined by injury, a benching or both.(AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
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