Redskins may hold Robert Griffin III out until after bye

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Then return of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will likely not occur until after the teams bye in Week 10.

That means that Colt McCoy should be under center on Monday night when the Redskins take on the Dallas Cowboys.

During an appearance on SirusXM Radio, Redskins coach Jay Gruden was asked if Griffin would return after the teams bye week.

“I would think — I would guarantee Tampa, most likely, unless something happens between now and then,” Gruden said. “You’ve got a good bye week, you’ve got a couple weeks to make sure it’s ready. Obviously Robert is a quick healer. He works extremely hard in the training room. So the process could be sped up a little bit depending on how he feels.

Asked how Griffin was progression as he works his way back from an ankle injury.

“He’s progressing at a great rate, like we knew he would,” Gruden said. “Every time he comes on the field he wants more. The big thing is after practice, the running he does, how he feels, is it sore, does it swell up on him? And that’s something that’s gonna come from the doctors once they clear him and say he’s ready to play.