ASHBURN, VA (CBSDC)–The Washington Redskins started their on-field preparation today for the Seattle Seahawks as they’ll host their first home playoff game since January of 2000.
“I feel good,” Robert Griffin III said on how his knee feels.
“The good thing is that there’s been no set-backs in the games…each week I’ve been able to do more. Today I felt a lot better than I did last week. That’s all you can ask for at this point.”
Griffin III also said he might not wear his brace this week that he’s worn the last two weeks.
“He’s wearing it so we can protect him,” Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said on Griffin III’s brace. “He probably doesn’t have to wear it. Doctors thought it would be best.”
Griffin III was asked today if he thinks their lack of playoff experience is a problem and said, “I don’t think it’s a negative. We’ll be ready.”
One guy who might not be ready is Kory Lichtensteiger who injured his ankle last Sunday.
Lichtensteiger didn’t practice today, but did say his ankle has “gotten a lot better” since Monday and that he is still “hopeful” he’ll be able to play on Sunday. If he can’t go, Josh LeRibeus is likely to get his first NFL start.
Kirk Cousins (flu), DJ Johnson (knee), London Fletcher (ankle) also didn’t practice today. Fletcher has been dealing with a bad ankle since before Thanksgiving and hasn’t missed any games. Cornerback DJ Johnson injured his knee last Sunday, but the Redskins did get some help in the secondary today as Cedric Griffin returned after missing the last four games due to a performance enhancing drug suspension.
“I’m out there practicing,” Griffin said on if he expects to play on Sunday. “I’m sure I’ll be out there, I’m in pretty good shape right now.”
Griffin added, “I’m in great shape to be honest with you.”
Even though it was nice out, the Redskins practiced in the bubble to work on some plays in “comfortable conditions”.
Left tackle Trent Williams said Sunday’s game is going to be a “dog fight” while Shanahan said the playoffs are a “four round fight”.
It was a very loose locker room today and one funny moment occurred when Griffin III snuck into Shanahan’s press conference and asked him what he did for New Years.
Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris, Kedric Golston, Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Santana Moss, Barry Cofield, Pierre Garçon, Stephen Bowen, Cedric Griffin & Lorenzo Alexander had to say following practice today.
Mike Shanahan Practice Audio
Robert Griffin III Practice Audio
Alfred Morris Practice Audio
Kedric Golston Practice Audio
Trent Williams Practice Audio
Kory Lichtensteiger Practice Audio
Santana Moss Practice Audio
Barry Cofield Practice Audio
Pierre Garçon Practice Audio
Stephen Bowen Practice Audio
Cedric Griffin Practice Audio
Lorenzo Alexander Practice Audio
Also listen here to what Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson had to say during his conference call with the DC media today.
Russell Wilson Conference Call Audio