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Griffin III tests injured knee at Redskins practice

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Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III returned to the practice field Wednesday with his Washington teammates, stretching and participating in drills despite a sprained knee he suffered Sunday in an overtime win over Baltimore.

Griffin looked comfortable while warming up but favored his right leg during passing drills, according to reports from practice at Redskins Park on a chilly day. Reporters watched practice for 20 minutes before it was closed to the media.

Because he was wearing sweatpants, observers were unable to see whether Griffin had a brace on the knee.

Griffin's injury has been diagnosed as a mild sprain of the lateral collateral ligament. He was hurt on a 13-yard scramble late in Sunday's game.

Backup Kirk Cousins, also a rookie, replaced Griffin on Sunday and would do so again this week against Cleveland if Griffin is unavailable. Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon indicated earlier that he expected Cousins to start against the Browns.

The Redskins (7-6) trail the New York Giants by one game in the NFC East with three weeks left in the regular season.
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