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RG3 injury: Browns preparing to face Redskins star rookie

The Cleveland Browns expect Robert Griffin III to play and start on Sunday when the Browns host the Redskins.

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The Cleveland Browns fully expect Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to play on Sunday and are preparing as if he will be the starter. RG3 has practiced this week and the Browns are counting on him starting. Defensive coordinator Dick Jauron said, "we fully anticipate he will play."

RG3 was limited at practice on Wednesday, but said his sprained knee is feeling better. On Thursday he showed more signs of progression and appears on pace to play on Sunday. The Browns aren't just expecting Griffin to play, they are expecting him to demonstrate his renowned speed and athleticism and are gameplanning for it.

"Once he gets outside, he's a dual threat. He looks to pass first, but he can also burn you with his legs," said linebacker D'Qwell Jackson.

The Browns know there is a chance they might see Kirk Cousins, but their plan is to prepare for RG3 and adjust if they see Cousins on the field. Browns safety Tashaun Gipson said of Cousins, "He's definitely capable, but not to disrespect him, he's not a Robert Griffin."

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