RGIII rarin' to go ... but won't

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))

Robert Griffin III is ready to roll after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery, but the Redskins will proceed with great caution in the coming weeks. 

RGIII told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn't expect to play any games in the preseason, and he'll almost certainly be limited when it comes to full contact drills in training camp. 

"The current plan is patience is the key," he said. "Unless it's a necessity, I don't think I'll play in the preseason. Unless coach says so."

Coach Mike Shanahan came under heavy criticism for keeping Griffin in the game when the Redskins were eliminated by the Seahawks in the NFC wild card round. Even thought Shanahan said Griffin had medical clearance to keep playing (he wore a knee brace), the coach was nevertheless ripped for keeping him in the game. Rest assured there won't be any more second-guessing in the preseason, because it looks like there's no way Shanahan plays Griffin until the games count. 

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