Shanahan Maintains No RG3 in Preseason

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says there

PHOTO: Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III, throws a pass during practice at the Bon Secours Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va., Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo, P. Kevin Morley/Richmond Times-Dispatch)

RICHMOND, Virginia — Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says there's "no possibility" Robert Griffin III will play in the preseason, rebuffing the quarterback's public lobbying effort from earlier in the day.

Shanahan also said Monday he's made no deal with Griffin about being patient during training camp in exchange for a promise to play in Week 1 of the regular season.

The coach said the plan is for Griffin to play in Week 1, but it won't happen if there's a setback involving Griffin's knee.

Asked about Griffin's frustration over being limited in practice, Shanahan said: "I like people that want to go."

Shanahan said Griffin will take some 11-on-11 snaps for the first time on Wednesday, a day later than Griffin was expecting.

Shanahan has been keeping Griffin out of full team drills this preseason. The quarterback said earlier on Monday that he still doesn't fully understand why the coach is being so restrictive, but he says he's going along with the plan as long as it leads to him starting in the regular season opener.

Griffin says he was lobbying to play in the preseason, hoping to turn the coach's "hard no" into a "soft no."


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