Barring setback, Griffin should be ready to return
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III missed last week’s game in Cleveland.
Robert Griffin III looks good to go.
The Washington Redskins rookie had a full practice yesterday for the second straight day as the team prepares for this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I like what I see,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “If there is no setback, he should be ready to go.”
Griffin missed Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns with a sprained right knee. On Wednesday, he had his first full practice since the injury, and coaches and doctors were eager to see how the knee would respond.
“There wasn’t a setback today, so that’s a good sign,” Shanahan said yesterday.
Right tackle Tyler Polumbus remained unable to practice as he recovers from a concussion. Linebacker London Fletcher (sprained left ankle), linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (right shoulder) and defensive end Stephen Bowen (torn biceps) were limited, and linebacker Rob Jackson returned to practice after the birth of his baby girl.
Jets could part ways with Sanchez, Tebow
Mark Sanchez is no longer the face of the New York Jets. He could soon be a former member of the team.
And Tim Tebow might even beat him out the door.
A person with knowledge of the situation said yesterday that the Jets will consider all of their options regarding the two quarterbacks during the offseason. That means both Sanchez and Tebow are in limbo, and trades cannot be ruled out.
The person, who requested anonymity because the team’s personnel plans are private, said that the Jets have not made any determinations involving Sanchez or Tebow.
The Jets could be hard-pressed to trade or cut Sanchez, who is due $8.25 million in guarantees next season after having his contract extended last offseason.
But there are no such complications with Tebow, who likely will be traded or released after just one disappointing season in New York. Tebow has two years remaining on his contract but would cost the Jets only a little more than $1 million against the salary cap if cut.
“Anything dealing with the future past Buffalo (the regular-season finale) will be handled after that,” coach Rex Ryan said.
Dolphins could be without top targets
The Miami Dolphins could be without both starting receivers Sunday against Buffalo.
Brian Hartline and Davone Bess, who have combined for nearly half of Miami’s receptions, missed practice yesterday with back injuries. Bess sat out Sunday’s win over Jacksonville, and Hartline was hurt in that game.
If neither plays, quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s options at wide receiver will be Marlon Moore, rookie Rishard Matthews, newcomer Armon Binns and converted running back Marcus Thigpen. The foursome has combined for 13 catches with the Dolphins this year.
Giants’ Bradshaw, Tuck miss practice again
Two key Giants didn’t practice yesterday for the second straight day: running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive end Justin Tuck. Bradshaw, nursing a sprained left knee that kept him out of last week’s game in Atlanta, remained inside the trainer’s room taking treatment. Tuck, who injured his shoulder against the Falcons, watched practice from the sideline on a stationary bike.
Coach Tom Coughlin said he expected Tuck to get back to work today, and added that if Bradshaw can take some snaps, he probably would be available for action Sunday against Baltimore.