Reporting Chuck Carroll
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Robert Griffin III may begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List regardless of the outcome of a knee examination expected to be conducted Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews in Richmond.
The examination will set into motion Washington’s plans for the newly married quarterback who continues to recover at a seemingly breakneck speed from the January procedure.
Officially, the team has made no decision on Griffin’s status.
However, the Redskins are likely to follow a timeline set by Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings last season, as the star running back returned from a devastating ACL injury of his own, a source close to the situation tells Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Rapoport speculates Griffin will be taken off the PUP list within the first two weeks of camp.
Last year, Peterson was relegated to sideline drills as he spent the first week of camp on the PUP list mainly to “protect him from himself.”
The Vikings’ decision to throttle the five-time Pro Bowl running back out of the gate paid dividends as he rushed for 2,097 yards en route to being named the Offensive Player of the Year and capturing the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award for a second time.
The Washington Post was first to report Griffin’s examination with Dr. Andrews.