News: Griffin (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
Impact: Griffin is ready to return to the field after practicing fully all week, and the Washington coaching staff has made clear that Griffin is the team's starter despite the Colt McCoy-led upset over Dallas on Monday. While Griffin is an intriguing fantasy option now that he's back on the field, it's worth noting that the Vikings possess one of the league's most intimidating and athletic pass rushes.
News: Head coach Jay Gruden said following Friday's practice that the Redskins "have every intention" to start Griffin (ankle) in Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Griffin made it through practice this week without setback, and it appears he will start Sunday for the first time since Week 2. Gruden did not provide any details regarding Griffin's usage this week, but fantasy owners should be aware that he will be facing a Vikings squad that has allowed opposing quarterbacks to run for just 11 yards on 14 carries through eight games.
News: Hall, who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles in September, tore the tendon again earlier this week and will undergo another procedure, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports.
Impact: Since the same injury occurred only one month after surgery, Hall should still be ready to go by training camp of next season, but the setback is obviously not ideal, especially for a player over 30 whose speed and lateral quickness only figures to decline from here. Hall is signed with the Redskins through 2017, but if he fails to impress in training camp coming off the major injury, the team could cut him and save themselves $2.375 million.
News: Griffin (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports. In the aftermath, coach Jay Gruden conceded that Griffin has been "cleared from the doctors," according to Albert Breer of NFL Network, but Gruden wants to ensure the quarterback is mentally ready to play.
Impact: While Griffin split first-team reps with Colt McCoy during Wednesday's practice, Gruden relayed that Griffin handled the majority of drills "with the ones" Thursday, which puts him on track to start Sunday, barring a setback. Griffin has one more opportunity to appease Gruden's mind in advance of Sunday's game in Minnesota, but if current trends hold true, the franchise cornerstone will likely be under center shortly after the 1:00 PM ET kickoff.
News: Mike Jones of the Washington Post relays that Griffin (ankle) -- who practiced fully Wednesday -- looked sharp during individual and one-on-one portions of Thursday's practice.
Impact: Both ESPN.com and NFL.com are reporting that Griffin is in line to start Sunday's game against the Vikings, while the Washington Post suggests that such an outcome precludes any setbacks and may not be finalized until later this week. In any case, things are trending toward Griffin seeing his first game action since Week 2, though his status continues to be worth monitoring in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.