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RG3 will practice on Wednesday

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RG3 will practice on Wednesday

Robert Griffin III passed the necessary tests today and the will be able to practice on Wednesday according to Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet.

Citing a team source, Hernandez said that Griffin passed cardio and agility tests today. That, along with some baseline tests and clearance by an independent neurologist, were what he needed to be able to practice on Wednesday.

His participation in practice will be on a non-contact basis, which is normal for quarterbacks.

According to Hernandez, Griffin will be evaluated after each practice. If he stays free of symptoms through practice, he will play on Sunday against the Vikings.

Griffin suffered what Mike Shanahan said was a mild concussion when he was hit while scrambling during the third quarter of the Redskins' loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He went home after the game and later tweeted that he thought he would be able to play against Minnesota.

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It appears that Josh Doctson is returning, according to a tweet of his

It appears that Josh Doctson is returning, according to a tweet of his

Josh Doctson was placed on the physically unable to perform list on July 28. That means the Redskins' potential-filled first-round pick hasn't done much of anything when it comes to football for the past 32 days. 

That down time may finally be coming to an end, however, according to a tweet he sent out on Monday night.

While that post is far from any official news regarding his availablity for practice, the preseason finale on Thursday or the regular season opener on Sep. 12, it had to give Washington fans something to smile about as it popped up on timelines everywhere, as he seems to indicate he's ready to make his return to the team.

According to CSN's Redskins Insider J.P. Finlay, meanwhile, Jay Gruden has "hinted" that the 23-year-old could make his debut in this week's exhibition in Tampa Bay. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but this news is a solid step in that direction.

In his tweet, Doctson apologized for his prolonged absence. If he's able to add his athleticism and penchant for making defensive backs look foolish when the ball's in the air, though, Gruden, Kirk Cousins and the rest of the Burgundy and Gold will surely forgive him.

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Redskins claim ex-Hokie, former Broncos pick to shore up OL depth

Redskins claim ex-Hokie, former Broncos pick to shore up OL depth

Redskins Park was a busy place on Monday, with the departure of Bryan Stork and the signing of Cullen Jenkins both becoming official. Those weren't the only two moves made by the team, however, as they also announced that they had claimed a player off waivers who could add some depth to the backend of an important position.

That player is Vinston Painter, a former sixth-round draft pick taken by the Broncos out of Virginia Tech in 2013. The 26-year-old has also been with the Browns and Dolphins, with his only real experience coming with Cleveland in 2014, where he suited up for three games.

Spencer Long, an interior lineman like Painter, was sidelined during practice on Monday with an ankle problem, meaning Painter's signing could be interpreted as a reaction to Long possibly missing some additional time.

The ex-Hokie appeared in 31 contests in his college career, and is listed at 6-foot-4, 322 pounds on NFL.com.

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Redskins' Cullen Jenkins will need to get up to speed in a hurry

Redskins' Cullen Jenkins will need to get up to speed in a hurry

Cullen Jenkins had to wait a while to get the right opportunity.

The veteran defensive lineman started 14 games for the Giants in 2015, which was the final year of his contract. The Giants did not want to bring him back so he worked and waited. And wondered.

“As it kept later and later you wonder because the truth with the league is, as you get older your opportunities get less and less,” said Jenkins in the Redskins locker room after his first practice with his new team. “ Then you start sitting there for as long as I have and it makes people wonder. So you start wondering. But you still you've got to keep preparing and stay ready. If the call doesn't come, it is what it is. But it's not going to come and I'm not going to be ready.”

He did get a few calls but it was important to him to stay near his home and family in New Jersey. The Redskins finally invited him down for a workout. They liked what the saw from the 12-year veteran and signed him to a one-year deal.

“It adds another veteran player with some flexibility on the defensive line,” said Jay Gruden. “He’s played three-technique, he’s played nose, he’s played the four, he’s played the five. He’s played a little bit of everything in his career.”

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Jenkins sees himself having the same strengths.

“I've got a lot of quickness and experience . . . I'm just going to try to get to the quarterback and be a versatile player,” he said.

The Redskins defense plays a one-gap technique. That’s a system that Jenkins is quite familiar with from his seven seasons with the Packers.

“The one gap, I don't mind it at all,” he said. “I played it back in Green Bay a while ago and I did well in it. I haven't played it in the last five years so it's something I'll have to get back in the rhythm of but I'm definitely up to the challenge.”

Jenkins comes in at a tough time. The roster will be cut to 53 players on Saturday and he was not assured of a spot.

“It's still a matter of me having to prove myself,” said Jenkins. “I'm an older player, 35 years old. I don't expect any gimmies or guarantees or anything. You come in, you prove yourself, you show what you've got and if you do a good job with that you have a chance to stay around.”

He got a clear idea of the challenge ahead of him during his first practice. When they starting calling plays he immediately was lost.

“It was like a foreign language being talked out there,” he said with a smile “I had no clue was was going on.”

He will need to get a clue in a hurry if he wants to stay around.

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