Robert Griffin III carried the ball six times for a season-high 37 yards in Sunday’s 27-20 loss to the Lions, but his No. 1 wide receiver still isn’t convinced he’s 100-percent healthy. “Last year’s RG3 was a lot different from this year’s RG because of the knee,” Pierre Garçon said. “It’s not surprising. It’s been talked about the whole offseason.”
Last week, Garçon told ESPN 980 that he believes Griffin is being slowed by the bulky knee brace he’s forced to wear on his surgically repaired right knee. In the Redskins’ locker room on Monday morning, Garçon was a little more direct. “He’s coming off an ACL injury which we all know is a tough thing to come back from,” Garçon said. “I don’t think he’s 100-percent, but he’s definitely giving 100-percent effort to get a 100-percent. But I don’t think he’s a 100 percent.”
Garçon did, however, express confidence that Griffin will get fully healthy. “He will eventually get there,” Garçon said. “Just playing with injuries, everybody is hurt in the NFL. I had to play with an injury last year, so I know what he’s going through. It’s just something you have to deal with when you’re in the league during the season."
- Tarik El-Bashir, CSN Washington