'Skins Reportedly Growing More Confident RG3 Will Be Ready, & More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistFebruary 14, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  NFL player Robert Griffin III (L) and Rebecca Liddicoat attend the 2nd Annual NFL Honors at Mahalia Jackson Theater on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Thirty-six days ago, Robert Griffin III had surgery to repair the LCL and ACL in his right knee. And five weeks into the recovery process, the Washington Redskins are apparently getting early signs that Griffin will be fully healed by the time the 2013 NFL regular season kicks off one week into September. 

Take this tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter:

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler points out that the organization has actually been publicly taking this stance all along, but that Schefter stated 11 days ago that it was a "near certainty" RG3 would start the year on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. 

So this could just mean that Schefter's sources were wrong the first time around, or it could indicate that real progress is being made. Regardless, it's good news for Redskins fans. 


On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East...

Dallas Cowboys

From ESPNDallas.com's Jean-Jacques Taylor: Jason Garrett won't admit that he's been stripped of play-calling duties. 

From Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News: Garrett says that leaving the team was the best way for his brother to grow.


New York Giants

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: The Giants have added kicker insurance by signing David Buehler.

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Terrell Thomas is using Thomas Davis as inspiration in his return from a third ACL surgery.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Eagles are doing the right thing by emphasizing toughness and physicality on defense.

From Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio: Quarterback mobility will take on a greater focus at the combine.


Washington Redskins

Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post rips the Redskins for their ongoing defense of their racist nickname.

ESPN.com's LZ Granderson rips the Redskins for their ongoing defense of their racist nickname.