Griffin practices with Browns, will start Sunday vs. Steelers
CLEVELAND | Robert Griffin III can finish what he started.
Cleveland’s quarterback was cleared from concussion protocol and will start Sunday at Pittsburgh in the season finale.
Griffin was checked by an independent neurologist — the last step in the NFL’s procedure on head injuries — and practiced as the Browns (1-14) prepared to face a Steelers team assured a playoff spot. Pittsburgh will rest several starters, including stars Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
Coach Hue Jackson said as long as Griffin doesn’t have any setbacks he’ll make this fourth straight start.
“Looked good,” Jackson said following Thursday’s workout. “Looked like Robert.”
Griffin sustained his concussion in the fourth quarter last week against San Diego and was replaced by rookie Cody Kessler, who finished the Browns’ 20-17 win.
Griffin has made three straight starts after missing 11 weeks with a broken left shoulder sustained in the season opener. Griffin has improved in each game but has yet to throw a touchdown pass.