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Redskins vs. Eagles: Robert Griffin III to play Sunday, 'if there's no setbacks'

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The Washington Redskins expect Robert Griffin III to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has not been cleared to play against the Philadelphia Eagles, but is expected to play on Sunday.

Head coach Mike Shanahan talked to the media about the rookie, stating:

"If there's no setbacks, he should be ready to go."

Grifiin participated fully in Wednesday's and Thursday's practices, but Shanahan did point out that Griffin is not yet at 100 percent.

RGIII sprained his knee late in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens, and missed last weeks 38-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The team listed Griffin as questionable against the Browns, and will release a full injury report later in the week.

Griffin admitted that he "was not happy" about the doctor's decision to not allow him to play, but did respect their choice. Team doctors should have the final authority on whether Griffin can play on Sunday against the Eagles, although Shanahan does expect them to clear Griffin.

If RGIII suffers a setback, fellow rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins will receive his second straight start.