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Robert Griffin III reportedly starting Week 1 as expected

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Robert Griffin III says he's 'not below 100 percent.'
Robert Griffin III is going to start Week 1. Reportedly, as expected. (USATSI)

It's been more or less expected that Robert Griffin III would start Week 1 for the Redskins when they host the Eagles on Monday night. Now it's unofficially official that he'll start.

That's because Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that Griffin, who said on Tuesday he's "not below 100 percent" in his rehab, will start. Griffin's planned for Week 1 all along and Mike Shanahan's never wavered from his belief that RG3 would start Week 1 either. Schefter does have ins with the Redskins so it's not illogical that the news is coming from up top.

(It probably doesn't hurt that ESPN, who ran an RG3 documentary on Tuesday night, is broadcasting the game which will serve as RG3's season debut and Michael Vick's debut in Chip Kelly's new offense.)

Griffin's expected to undergo a final examination with Dr. James Andrews soon, at which point the good doctor will officially confirm him. Doing that will allow the Redskins to have followed protocol for the entirety of Griffin's rehabilitation and therefore appear to have his best interests in mind.

It's great news that Griffin's going to be under center. Making it back this fast from his 2012 playoff injury is absolutely, well, superhuman.

But over the past few weeks and months it's been abundantly clear that Griffin was always coming back Week 1. Now we just wait for the inevitable to become official.

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