Allen pleased with RG3's progress

Allen pleased with RG3's progress
August 16, 2013, 10:45 am
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How did RG3 look in Day 2 of his full return?

RICHMOND—Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen is pleased with the progress Robert Griffin III has made since the start of training camp. But he's also not sure the star quarterback will be on the field for Week 1 of the regular season.

“He’s doing well right now,” Allen said Friday at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. “He is ahead of schedule. In order for him to just do the 7-on-7 at the beginning of training camp, he was ahead of schedule. He’s getting his work in.”

Griffin started the next major step in his recovery from major knee surgery this week when he began participating in full team drills. On Thursday, he took 21 snaps in 11-on-11 drills, up from 16 the previous day.

“If Coach [Mike Shanahan] wants to progress him over the next couple of weeks, he will,” Allen said, before knocking on the wood podium and adding: “We’ve had no set backs so far. The goal is for him to play in Week 1. Don’t know if it will happen.”

Asked about the media flap that erupted earlier this week when Griffin said he did not like the conservative nature of Shanahan’s recovery plan, Allen said he does not see a rift.

“I don’t see a controversy at all,” Allen said. “I know somehow Billy and Sonny are laughing that we created a quarterback controversy with Robert Griffin. We have a very competitive player who is dying to play football. And we have a very experienced coach who is doing the right thing.”