Whatever concerns Dr. James Andrews may have had about Robert Griffin III's knee, they won't keep the Washington Redskins quarterback from starting in Week 1.
Coach Mike Shanahan said that, barring a "crazy setback," Griffin will start the Sept. 9 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN's "Monday Night Football."
"He's ready to go, full speed ahead," Shanahan said Monday.
And Griffin, the coach said, is able to handle a full offensive workload.
It's a great matchup against an Eagles defense that is in rebuilding mode and is expected to struggle this season, especially in the secondary. The downfall to starting RGIII is he hasn't taken any contact thus far, as the team kept him out of preseason games, so being in football shape could be an issue.