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RGIII to start against Eagles

Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington

Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins practices during the rookie minicamp. (Getty) (Credit: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins practices during the rookie minicamp. (Getty))

It's official: Robert Griffin III, who suffered a torn ACL in the wild card playoff game against the Seahawks that required reconstructive, will start for the Redskins when they open the season against the Eagles on Monday night at FedEx Field.

The decision went as expected, although there were a few twists and turns along the way. RGIII had expressed some frustration midway through training camp about the slow pace of head coach Mike Shanahan's plan to get him back up to speed. But after bringing him along carefully during the preseason - not playing him in any games but allowing him to take part in some full-contact practices - Shanahan issued the go-ahead today that Griffin will start. 

Tags: Robert Griffin III , Eagles , Redskins , knee injury

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