Robert Griffin cleared to play, but Browns undecided at QB

Robert Griffin III has been cleared to play, head coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday afternoon.

The Browns quarterback was given the green light by the team's medical staff late Monday after having been designated for return from injured reserve last week.

"(I'm) beyond blessed to have an opportunity to get back on the field with my brothers," Griffin said in a statement. "I promise my teammates and coaches to give them everything I have as we work to finish the season strong."

Jackson, however, made it clear the Browns have yet to determine who will play quarterback against the Bengals on Dec. 11. Cleveland has a bye this week.

"He is ready to go, and I will make a decision about which way we are going as we go through the week. Just because he is cleared does not mean things are just going to walk back out there and play," Jackson said.

"There is still practice, there are still things we need to do and see before I decide to stick him back out there."

Griffin, who was placed on injured reserve in September, was named the team's starter in training camp. But the former Redskins star broke a bone in his left shoulder in the season opener at Philadelphia and hasn't played since.

Asked what he needs to see from Griffin, Jackson said, "practice. Just practice, getting back in rhythm. Playing quarterback in our system.

"As I said before, he had not taken a lot of reps with the offense because we have had to get the quarterback who is playing in the game ready," he said.

"I think you guys know, it is not like training camp, you prepare for a team, so we just have to see how that is and get a feel for exactly where he is and then we will kind of go from there."​

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