ASHBURN, Va. Philadelphia 76ers Jerseys . -- Off the field, Robert Griffin III has decided hes no Bill Belichick. On the field, he moved a step closer toward a Week 1 return Wednesday when he took full-speed, full-team snaps against the first-string defence for the first time since his knee surgery. The Washington Redskins are home from training camp, but the new setting doesnt change the teams overriding narrative. The Sept. 9 Monday night regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles is less than three weeks away, and the question remains whether the franchise player who says hell be ready to go will indeed be ready to go. "My eyes are set on Philly," he said. To achieve that goal, he must get the OK from his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, who examined Griffins reconstructed right knee on Monday and will do so again after the final preseason game. Even if Andrews says all is well, the final decision will rest with coach Mike Shanahan. "If the doctor felt like he wasnt ready to play, I surely wouldnt play him," Shanahan said. "But Dr. Andrews could tell me that he is ready, and if I thought something was wrong with Robert through our practice, I wouldnt put him out there." Shanahan limited Griffin to 7-on-7 drills for most of training camp, then last week allowed the quarterback to run some 11-on-11 plays against a scout team defence for the first time. Wednesday was another benchmark. Most of the practice was closed to reporters, but the coach made it sound as if Griffin was working more or less like a regular starting quarterback. "We see progress," Shanahan said. "One of the reasons we didnt throw him right into the fire is we didnt think he was ready right away. If he keeps on progressing like he has been, hell be ready for Monday night." Griffin thinks he should have been progressing even faster, and his comments last week that he disagreed with Shanahans cautious practice plan created such a stir that the quarterback felt the need to make a special statement the following day to say there was "no conflict" between him and coach. Griffins popularity is enhanced by his willingness to speak his mind publicly, but he said the backlash had him considering whether he should clam up. "I sat down and talked to a few people to make a decision: Do I stop being who I am, stop being honest with you guys and give you guys ammunition to turn against this team, or do I just go into a shell and Bill Belichick it all week?" Griffin said. "Im just going to continue to be who I am. And if something like that does happen, you make the statement to make sure everybody gets its clear. But I dont think I can change who I am just because people are going to take my words and put them against me." Meanwhile, Griffins backup, Kirk Cousins, did not practice Wednesday after spraining his right foot in the Monday night preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was using crutches and wearing an immobilizing boot after that game, but both were gone when he appeared in the locker room around lunchtime. "Im still walking a little gingerly," he said, "but its getting better every day." Cousins confirmed that an MRI showed "nothing serious, nothing long-term" with his injury. Shanahan said Cousins is a "long shot" to play Saturday against the Buffalo Bills. "The balance between healing and wanting to play is what every athlete has to face," Cousins said. "Right now in the preseason, its probably more important to rest and get healthy so that youre there during the season." Griffin debuted an "Operation Patience" T-shirt when he was working out before Monday nights game. Now Cousins could use one. "Well see if Robert has one for me," Cousins said. In one respect, he timed his injury perfectly. Wednesday marked the first practice at the newly renovated Redskins Park, where the outdated training facilities have been upgraded as part of a $30 million makeover partially funded by taxpayers. "Between the cafeteria and the hot and cold tub and the underwater treadmill -- which I think Im going to put to use here later today -- and the weight room, its spectacular," Cousins said. "When you get injured, you start to appreciate having the improved facilities." Notes: Shanahans relationship with Griffin isnt nearly as contentious as the one he had with defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth a few years ago. When told Wednesday that Haynesworth was opening a restaurant in Knoxville, Tenn., the coach smiled and said: "I hope he has a good crew working for him." ... Even though hes from Michigan State, Cousins was wearing a Nebraska T-shirt when he entered the locker room. He changed to another shirt before talking to reporters. Why? 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Paul George and Darren Collison each scored 17 points and Roy Hibbert added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers (9-3), who won their third straight.Check in throughout the day for the very latest from around the NHL, including injury updates, roster moves, and other breaking news. Arizona Coyotes: The team has recalled Lucas Lessio from the Portland Pirates (AHL), - Sarah McLellan Boston Bruins: The team has no immediate plans to bring David Pastrnak back to Boston after the World Juniors. – Boston Herald It is unknown when Simon Gagne will return to the Bruins following the death of his father. – Boston Herald Patrice Bergeron was not on the ice for practice. It was a maintenance day. - Team Tweet Buffalo Sabres: Cody McCormick did not skate today and is questionable for tomorrow. - Team Twitter Tyler Myers will play tomorrow. Jhonas Enroth will start. - Team Tweet Phil Varone has been recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL). - Team Tweet Calgary Flames: Mason Raymond will return on Wednesday. Ladislav Smid is doubtful for Wednesday and Karri Ramo will start. Mikael Backlunds status remains uncertain. - Team Tweet Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford will start on Tuesday. Marian Hossa did not practice but will play tomorrow. - CSN Chicago Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected back before the season ends. - Tracey Myers, CSN Chicago Columbus Blue Jackets: Adam Cracknell has been placed on waivers. Cam Atkinson and Mark Letestu are expected to return on Tuesday. - Aaron Portzline, Columbus Dispatch Minnesota Wild: Tyler Graovac has been assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL). - Team Tweet Montreal Canadiens: Defenceman Bryan Allen is not at practice today and will be placed on waivers.- Team Tweet P.A. Parenteau is not at practice (upper-body injury) and will not play tomorrow. - Team Tweet Carey Price is the NHLs Third Star of the Week. - NHL Nashville Predators: Miikka Salomaki has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL). - Team Tweet New Jersey Devils: Lou Lamoriello says Eric Gelinas has a strong case of the flu. Amir Johnson Jersey. - Rich Chere, Star Ledger Ottawa Senators: The team has assigned defenceman Chris Wideman to Binghamton (AHL). – Team Tweet Defenceman Marc Methot has returned from an AHL conditioning assignment and will practice with the team today. – Team Tweet Craig Anderson will start in goal tomorrow. - Team Tweet Philadelphia Flyers: The team recalled forward Ryan White from the Lehigh-Valley Phantoms (AHL) and placed him on waivers. – Team Tweet Claude Giroux is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. - Team Tweet Pittsburgh Penguins: Blake Comeau, Pascal Dupius, Marcel Goc (sick), Patric Hornqvist, Chris Kunitz (scheduled appointment), Olli Maatta, Paul Martin and Scott Wilson all were not at practice. - Team Tweet San Jose Sharks: Tyler Kennedy will join the team on its road trip but is not expected to return. - CSN Bay Area Freddie Hamilton has been recalled from the Worcester Sharks (AHL). - Team Tweet St. Louis Blues: TJ Oshie has been named the NHLs First Star of the Week. - Team Release Tampa Bay Lightning: Jerome Samson has cleared waivers. - Pierre LeBrun, TSN Radko Gudas will undergo knee surgery tomorrow. - Team Release Toronto Maple Leafs: Head coach Randy Carlyle missed practice because of a pre-op appointment for a procedure scheduled during the all-star break. He will be back with the team tomorrow. – Sheri Forde, TSN Vancouver Canucks: Dan Hamhuis did not practice. - Team Tweet Washington Capitals: Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHLs Second Star of the Week. - NHL Winnipeg Jets: The team placed Evander Kane on injured reserve, retroactive to December 28. - Team Tweet The Jets have recalled defenceman Keaton Ellerby from the St. Johns IceCaps. - Team Tweet Grant Clitsome is listed as day-to-day but it could be a week or two before he plays. - Team Tweet Zach Bogosian may play on the upcoming road trip. - Team Tweet Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Timberwolves Jerseys Cheap Pelicans Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Thunder Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Suns Jerseys Cheap Blazers Jerseys Cheap Sacramento Kings Jerseys Cheap Spurs Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap Jazz Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '