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The bye week helped the Redskins clear their minds. It also helped a couple of banged up starters – quarterback Robert Griffin III and wide receiver Santana Moss, in particular – get healthy, too.
Griffin practiced on Monday feeling much better after taking a hard shot in the second quarter of last week’s loss to the Panthers from blitzing safety Haruki Nakamura. Griffin had a pain killing injection at halftime, according to Coach Mike Shanahan, and X-rays afterward revealed no breaks.
“He’s feeling pretty good,” Shanahan said after the practice, the team’s first on-field activity in a week. “I asked him the same question today and he said he’s feeling pretty good.”
Wide receiver Santana Moss, meantime, also participated, telling reporters afterward that he’s “cool.” Moss suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of the Carolina game and did not receive clearance to return.
“This is you all’s first time talking to me,” Moss said, referring of the week between player interview sessions. “But I walked out of here, the day of the game, just like this. So I’m cool.”