ASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III practiced for the third straight day on his sprained right knee Friday, albeit again on a limited basis, and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
“He keeps on improving every day,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “He’s much better today.”
Shanahan again he said he will wait until Sunday to reveal whether Griffin or fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will start. He said the quarterbacks might be informed of the decision Saturday night.
Griffin, the league’s top-rated passer, looked fine during Friday’s session as he stretched with teammates and made a few throws during the 15 minutes reporters were allowed to watch.
Griffin sprained his lateral collateral ligament when he was hit by defensive tackle Haloti Ngata late in regulation in last week’s 31-28 overtime victory over Baltimore.
Fourth-round pick Cousins finished the game, throwing a touchdown pass in the final minute and running in the game-tying 2-point conversion.
Giants’ Bradshaw out vs. Falcons
The New York Giants will play a critical game Sunday afternoon against Atlanta without their leading rusher.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that Ahmad Bradshaw will not play due to lingering knee and foot problems.
Matthews expected back for Packers
Green Bay expects to have linebacker Clay Matthews back in the lineup Sunday against Chicago, and coach Mike McCarthy couldn’t be happier.
“I thought he looked good all week,” McCarthy said after the Packers held their last practice before the game.
Matthews practiced the past three days without incident. The team’s top pass rusher has missed the past four games because of a hamstring injury.
Cutler appears set to play
Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler appears ready to play against Green Bay. Cutler went through a full practice despite knee and neck problems and was listed as probable. The Bears ruled out receiver Earl Bennett (concussion), cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) and Brian Urlacher (hamstring) for the second straight week.