Jeff Passan source:

Robert Griffin III makes it official, tweets that he has been cleared to play

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The news Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III delivered via Twitter on Thursday night wasn't unexpected, but it was still nice to see from the source himself.

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Griffin said he has been cleared to play, completing an incredible offseason comeback. He tore his ACL in the Redskins' playoff loss to Seattle less than eight months ago.

But he'll be ready to play by the Sept. 9 opener against Philadelphia.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan oddly declined to say if Griffin would be the starter against the Eagles, although he did confirm Griffin has been cleared by Dr. James Andrews.

"He's going to approve Robert to play," Shanahan said after the game. "There's a couple concerns he has, I'll talk to Robert over the weekend and let you guys know on Monday."

So Griffin will be back on opening day. The official announcement on whether he'll start will apparently wait a few more days.

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