Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III could return to practice as soon as Wednesday after doctors cleared the former Heisman Trophy winner, according to a published report.
Griffin broke a bone in his left shoulder in the season-opening game and was placed on injured reserve. ESPN reported Wednesday that doctors gave the go-ahead to allow him to resume practicing and he will meet with team officials to determine the next step, which could include Griffin being activated to the 53-man roster.
“I think he’s getting closer," Browns coach Hue Jackson told reporters on Monday.
Teams are allowed to bring one player back from injured reserve each season, a decision that must be made within 21 days of a player’s return to practice.
The 0-10 Browns have used six quarterbacks this season. Rookie Cody Kessler has started seven of the last eight games at quarterback.
The Browns signed Griffin to a two-year, $15 million deal in the offseason after the Washington Redskins cut their former No. 1 draft pick.