Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen told reporters that quarterback Robert Griffin III is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from ACL surgery, and should be ready to play in the regular season opener.
Griffin started performing in 11-on-11 drills Wednesday after spending most of training camp in 7-on-7. He will not play in any preseason games as the Redskins continue to closely monitor his rehab.
Fantasy impact: It's been the party line for a while that Griffin will be ready for Week 1, but this time we're getting assurance from the GM rather than Mike Shanahan. By all accounts Griffin's recovery has been going well, to the point where he's been frustrated at not taking more reps.
As tricky as ACL injuries can be, we have seen no real indications that Griffin won't come back as strong as he was in his rookie year. At this point, he may actually be a steal at his current seventh round ADP.