We will never speak of Robert Griffin III’s knee injury again until the end of humanity.
Yesterday Griffin passed his final test when he was cleared by team doctors, and he’s now jogging around the field in Philadelphia during warm-ups and looking very Robert Griffin III-like. Yeah, you should probably start him.
He leads our early-game actives/inactives due to a contractual obligation. The pickings, they’re a little slim right now, but as always your pre-game workout will be refreshing this page. We’ll be updating this post as more inactives begin trickling out in mere minutes.
Robert Griffin III (knee): Please, just end this now. This world can’t take another breathless RG3 injury update. He’s active, and he should be active for you too.
Wes Welker (ankle): See commenting below regarding the Patriots’ use of the “questionable” designation. I still think Bill Belichick should get an injury report for Christmas. He would glow with joy.
LeSean McCoy (concussion): This is yet again just finalizing what we’ve known for days. But as Andy Reid said early this week, McCoy will essentially be on the high end of a time share with Bryce Brown. That makes this tricky territory, and at best McCoy should be treated as a low-end RB2, while Brown falls to a flex play. You’re not crazy for staying away from this situation entirely if you have more appealing options elsewhere.
Tim Tebow: Earlier reports had him listed as inactive, but it turns out that was a false alarm. Mark Sanchez is also active. Still no word on who is officially the back-up.
Ronnie Brown (hamstring): Brown practiced Thursday and Friday, but will find it tough to get touches behind Jackie Battle and Curtis Brinkley.
Rob Gronkowski (forearm): This was widely reported Friday, although Gronk still entered the weekend with the questionable tag, a label that Belichick applies to pretty much every person in Boston. Those of you in leagues that end in Week 17 could get your stud tight end back next week, but that still remains unlikely.
Alex Green (concussion): This was quite expected, even though the Packers waited until the last minute. Suddenly, Ryan Grant has intriguing flex value against a poor Titans run defense.
Jonathan Stewart (ankle): There was some concern late in the week that Stewart could be active after he returned to practice Friday, and he’d therefore torpedo both his own value, and more importantly DeAngelo Williams’ production. Thankfully that bullet has been dodged, and Williams remains a high-end flex play against a Raiders defense that’s given up 17 rushing touchdowns this year.
Kendall Wright (ribs): After missing practice most of the week, the Titans officially ruled the rookie out. Nate Washington and Kenny Britt remain the top two targets for Jake Locker.
Plaxico Burress (healthy scratch): Burress will miss his second straight game after just one catch in three games.