Peter King on Redskins QB Robert Griffin III: Griffin had major knee surgery 21 weeks ago. Washington's opener is 13 weeks from tonight. After watching him run sprints around the practice field Thursday, I agree with what Griffin said post-practice: "Without a doubt'' he thinks he'll be practicing with the team when it begins training camp in Richmond in late July ... and, of course, that he'll be ready to go Sept. 9 against the Eagles. Here's what Griffin did Thursday: He sprinted without a limp the 53-yard width of the end zone. Then, at nearly full speed, he planted his twice-surgically repaired right knee and pivoted left, up the sideline of the practice field. It wasn't the planting and cutting he'll have to do in games, of course. But it's close. I get zero sense that the team thinks he won't be ready to play Sept. 9.
Griffin is looking good for Week 1, so the concern is no longer about his availability, but rather the extent to which he changes the way he plays to avoid injury. The general consensus is that he doesn't run the ball as much, but just how much is he going to rein it in? We currently have him projected for 95 rushes for 702 yards and 5.3 TD. He posted a 120-815-7 line in 2012.