RGIII ready for training camp: The next big hurdle in the comeback of Robert Griffin III was cleared Monday when the Redskins quarterback tweeted that he’s been cleared by a doctor to begin practicing. The next step will be to determine how coach Mike Shanahan and the team will use RGIII during camp. So far, all indications are that Washington wants to proceed cautiously with the goal of having Griffin ready for Week 1 against the Eagles. That notion is reinforced by NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington, who tweeted that Griffin won’t participate in team drills until later in camp. The reigning Rookie of the Year is coming off the board in the fifth round in most fantasy leagues, but as the news surrounding him improves, so could that ranking.
Richardson a ‘full-go’ at practice: Plenty of eyes have been on the recovery of Trent Richardson as the Cleveland Browns running back battles back from a strained muscle in his shin. But holding to Richardson’s line that he’ll be ready for camp, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski says the second-year rusher “has been full-go” at practices. There is huge fantasy potential surrounding the former Alabama star, though there is equal amount of concern about his ability to stay healthy. Playing 15 games — as he did last season — should allay some of those fears and keep him in the realm of projected No. 1 fantasy rushers for 2013.
Big expectations for Dolphins’ Thomas: Most of the offseason, reports out of Miami portrayed Dolphins’ brass as being down on Daniel Thomas. Apparently that was then. Now, there are unnamed personnel men saying the team expects big things out of Thomas if he can stay healthy. Excuse our skepticism. Thomas has never played more than 13 games in a season during his first two NFL campaigns and has struggled to be the breakout runner he was purported to be. Meanwhile, everything has pointed toward Lamar Miller being the heir to Reggie Bush. We’re not changing our mind about that until we see something in training camp.
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