Redskins declare RG3 probable for Sunday

3:04 PM, Dec 21, 2012   |    comments
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Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - Though Robert Griffin III is still awaiting medical clearance to participate in the Washington Redskins' key game at Philadelphia this coming Sunday, it appears as if the team will have its rookie quarterback ready to go.

Griffin was listed as probable for the Week 16 clash after practicing without restrictions for a third consecutive day on Friday.

The 2012 No. 2 overall draft pick was held out of last week's 38-21 win at Cleveland due to a Grade I sprain of the lateral collateral ligament of his right knee he sustained in the fourth quarter of Washington's overtime triumph over Baltimore on Dec. 9.

"There doesn't look like there are any setbacks with him, but if something crazy happens, obviously, we will know before the game," Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters on Friday. "But talking to him after practice -- he's fine."

Washington enters Sunday's matchup riding a five-game winning streak that has vaulted the club into a three-way tie with Dallas and the New York Giants for first place in the NFC East with two games left to play. The Redskins would claim their first division title since 1999 with victories in each of their two remaining contests, which includes a home date with the Cowboys in the finale.

The Redskins do have a pair of starters -- right offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus (concussion) and defensive end Stephen Bowen (biceps) -- considered questionable to suit up against the Eagles.

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