Griffin finished up the 2016 season by completing 29 of 40 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Steelers. He also rushed five times for 32 yards and was intercepted once.
During his last chance to prove he can be Cleveland's franchise quarterback, Griffin displayed the ability to make plays with his arm rather than his feet. He completed 72 percent of his passes and connected with eight different receivers, including two touchdown tosses to tight ends Gary Barnidge and Seth DeValve. Although he's signed through 2017, his future with the
Griffin has been confirmed as the Browns' starting quarterback for Sunday's season finale against the Steelers.
Griffin was cleared from his concussion Thursday morning, paving the way for him to start a fourth straight game to close this season. With the Steelers having already secured a playoff spot, Griffin could benefit from Pittsburgh resting a number of key defensive players, potentially boosting his chances of throwing a touchdown pass before the season ends.
After returning to practice Thursday, Griffin (concussion) is in line to start Sunday against the Steelers, barring any setbacks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Per the Akron Beacon Journal, Griffin was medically cleared Thursday morning by an independent neurologist, which sets the stage for Griffin to make his fourth consecutive start. He'll remain a speculative fantasy play in Week 17, but working in his favor is that the Steelers, whose playoff seeding in locked in, are expected to rest or limit a number of their key starters Sunday.
Griffin (concussion) has been cleared to practice and is in line to start Sunday against the Steelers, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Griffin was cleared by an independent neurologist and it looks like he'll practice Thursday, setting the stage for an opportunity to earn his second straight win. The Browns don't seem to be completely finished with their future evaluation of Griffin, as coach Hue Jackson would like to see a larger sample size from him before making difficult offseason roster decisions. Matchup-wise, the Steelers are allowing the sixth-least fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, but they'll likely be resting some of their starters, as they already have a playoff spot locked up.
Griffin (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Griffin's status for Sunday's game against the Steelers thus remains cloudy and in the event that he is not medically cleared by the end of the week, Cody Kessler would be in line to start at QB in the Browns' season finale.
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