Mike Shanahan Unsure If RG3 Will Practice Wednesday, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistDecember 11, 2012

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It really is the best-case scenario for Robert Griffin III, who escaped Sunday's game with merely a Grade 1 lateral collateral ligament sprain in his right knee. Now the question is when Griffin will be able to return to action, because every matchup is huge between now and Dec. 30. 

Griffin "definitely" has not been ruled out yet by Mike Shanahan, but John Keim of the Washington Examiner reports that Shanny is still unsure if RG3 will be able to practice at all to start the work week on Wednesday. 

I would imagine that the 'Skins wouldn't feel particularly comfortable starting Griffin against a good Browns defense unless he's able to prove himself in practice before Friday, so the next 48-72 hours are crucial in terms of rest and recovery. 


On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...

Dallas Cowboys

From ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins: Nate Livings says the weekend's tragic events brought the team together.

From Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News: Jason Garrett anticipates Josh Brent will attend Jerry Brown's memorial service, which takes place today.


New York Giants

From Paul Schwartz of the New York Post: Chris Canty says the Giants' defense needs to deliver a "signature effort."

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: Ahmad Bradshaw is undergoing tests on his injured knee.


Philadelphia Eagles

From CSN Philly's Reuben Frank: Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy are both eligible to return to the lineup.

From PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia: A breakdown of his latest performance indicates Nick Foles continues to improve at a solid rate.


Washington Redskins

From David Sheinin of the Washington Post: Medical experts say there's risk involved with rushing RG3 back.

From Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Neither Alfred Morris nor Mike Shanahan is stressing about Morris' fumbling habit.