C. Griffin set to return

C. Griffin set to return
December 31, 2012, 4:00 pm
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Redskins taking things one game at a time

Cornerback Cedric Griffin will return to practice on Wednesday and could play Sunday against the Seahawks, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.

Griffin was suspended Dec. 4 for four games, without pay, for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. Although the league does not disclose the drug in question, a source later told Comcast SportsNet’s Chick Hernandez that it was Adderall.

“He will return,” Shanahan said. “He’ll get a chance to practice this week with us. We can decide at the end of the week if he’s in shape or not, so we don’t have to make a decision until [then]. We’ll see what kind of shape he’s in and if he’s able to help us.”

Griffin, arguably the Redskins’ most athletic and hardest hitting player in the secondary, was on top of his game when the team learned he would miss the final four games of the regular season.

In nine games, the 30-year-old has 33 tackles, one for loss, and defended four passes. He also forced a fumble.

“Anytime a guy is out for four weeks, you hope he can come in and help,” Shanahan said. “We’ll that as we go through practice.”

Fellow cornerback Josh Wilson said he’s anxious to get Griffin back into the fold for a unit that appears to be on the upswing.

“That’s adding another dog to the fight,” Wilson said. “He was playing some great defense. He was running around like crazy. It’s going to give more ammo to the group that’s firing on all cylinders.”

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