Robert Griffin III Approved for Full Practice Regimen

David ShockeyContributor IIAugust 12, 2013

Aug 5, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks with the media after the morning walkthrough as part of the 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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In his Monday morning press conference carried live at 11:40 a.m. by, Robert Griffin III stated that the plan is for him to start taking part in 11-on-11 practices Tuesday afternoon.

Griffin stated, "I know the whole plan.  I don't know if [Mike Shanahan] wants me to tell the whole plan, so I'll leave it at that... You'll get to see me play football, not just do seven-on-seven."  Griffin's attitude was light and cheerful during his weekly Monday press conference.

Until today, there had been no clear indication as to when Griffin would become a full participant in team practices.

Griffin and head coach Mike Shanahan both stated that it is not in their plan for Griffin to take part in preseason games.  Griffin stated that he wants to play in the preseason, and he will push for playing time if he can remain healthy and productive throughout training camp.

Another takeaway from his morning press conference was in regards to his pregame rituals.  He always walks around the field once before a game to mark his territory.  And he always listens to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

It's still four weeks away from opening day for the Redskins.  Robert Griffin III is continuing to make progress and has yet to suffer any type of setback.  Griffin certainly looks on track to play Week 1, and in his mind, there's "no doubt" he's going to start.