The Cleveland Browns have designated quarterback Robert Griffin III for return from injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday morning after the young veteran was medically cleared to practice.
Griffin was giddy in his first practice since suffering a broken bone in his left shoulder in the season opener September 11, even jumping on the back of associate head coach Pep Hamilton.
He was placed on injured reserve on September 12. The Browns would have four games left in the season, and that might be enough for Jackson to get the type of evaluation he wanted to have out of Griffin heading into 2017. Against the Eagles, Griffin completed just 12 of his 26 throws for 190 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, and was the Browns' second-leading rusher with 37 yards on five scrambles outside of the pocket. "I can't tell you when it's going to be but it's just going to be a matter of if my bone's healed or not", Griffin said. "I've got a lot of years of football left and I'm real grateful".
Josh McCown will start this week against the New York Giants, replacing rookie Cody Kessler who sustained his second concussion since October 23 in a loss to Pittsburgh.
"Experiencing that little bit of success and then just the feel of the game in the first game have helped me with my mental process of knowing", Griffin said. "I can only control what I can control and go from there". "I want to try to get back on the field and make it happen". "There's nothing I can really control, just don't do anything stupid and go out and practice, do what they ask me to do and let god take care of the rest". OL Joe Thomas (knee) and QB Cody Kessler (concussion) were the only two players not practicing.