Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said in a conference call with Twin Cities reporters that QB Robert Griffin III was cleared to practice on Wednesday -- three days after leaving a loss to Atlanta with what the team termed a mild concussion.
Shanahan cautioned that Griffin remains under evaluation and the Redskins won't know his status for certain until Friday. But his speedy return to the field is a strong indication Griffin will be ready for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
It certainly appears that Griffin is on track to play in Week 6. His owners should have a backup plan in place, just in case. The Redskins play in the second round of games on Sunday. Christian Ponder, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Kevin Kolb, Matt Hasselbeck and Brandon Weeden should all post serviceable numbers this week.