RG III Will Start Opener, Sources Say

Robert Griffin III will start the Washington Redskins’ season opener on “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles, sources close to the star quarterback said Wednesday.

Griffin has practiced the past two weeks without any setbacks to his surgically repaired knee and is coming off his best week of work yet.

Griffin still is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday night, before Washington plays at Tampa Bay in the teams’ preseason finale, to get medical clearance. The Redskins-Eagles game (7 p.m. ET) is the first of two MNF games on ESPN on Sept. 9. Houston visits San Diego in the second game.

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