NFL 2016 Latest News & Updates: Robert Griffin III Return Looming, Hue Jackson Cautious [POLL]
With the season over and done with for the Cleveland Browns, the immediate goal right now is to avoid ending the 2016-17 NFL season winless. The latest from the Browns’ camp is that Robert Griffin III has been cleared to return though Hue Jackson prefers to evaluate everything first.
RG3 has been kept on the sidelines due to a broken bone in his left shoulder. Griffin suffered the injury in the season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jackson will have plenty of time to see how fit and ready Robert Griffin III is before making a final decision. A lot of that will depend on ho RG3 responds to practice. The Browns drew a bye this week and have four games left for this NFL season. Their next opponent will be the Cincinnati Bengals at the FirstEnergy Stadium.
Looming in the air is the possibility of seeing the Browns become only the second team to end a season without a win. The first team to do so was the 2008 Detroit Lions, the NY Times reported.
Reinstating Griffin could be improved on the Browns chances though the young veteran’s debut was not something anyone can rave about. Against the Eagles, RG3 completed just 12 of 26 throws for 190 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, WKYC reported.
“He has been doing football. We all know that," Jackson said. "It was just this was the other piece of it to make sure physically that the contact part would be okay. And now, we found that out, so that is good. That is a good thing.”
With Griffin out, the Browns turned to rookie Cody Kessler and Josh McCown. Kessler has been plagued by injuries as well while McCown didn’t exactly impress when he started against the New York Giants.