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Browns Starting Robert Griffin III At QB In Week 14 Against Bengals

Update:

Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that the Browns are, in fact, starting Robert Griffin III at quarterback against the Bengals on Sunday.

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Dan Graziano of ESPN is reporting that the Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III at quarterback on Sunday against the Bengals, barring an unforeseen health setback during practice.

This has been the expectation all along, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that there was a “real chance” RGIII would be returning as the Browns’ starter this week.

The Browns officially designated RGIII as their player to return off injured reserve a few weeks ago.

Griffin suffered a fractured coracoid bone but he was able to avoid surgery and indications have been that he was getting closer to a return.

Griffin, 26, signed a two-year, $15 million contract that includes $6.75 million guaranteed.  He’ll make a base salary of $3.25 million for the 2016 season.

The Browns will face a decision regarding Griffin next March, as he has a $750,000 roster bonus at that point. If the Browns pick up his bonus, RGIII would be paid a $6 million base salary with $750,000 more being available in per-game bonuses.

This season, Griffin has appeared in one game thrown for 190 yards while completing 12 of 26 pass attempts (46.15 percent) to go along with no touchdowns and an interception. He added another 37 yards rushing for the Browns during the game.

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