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Griffin will start Monday's season opener

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will start in the team's season-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN.com.

Citing sources close to the quarterback, the report states that while Griffin is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday night to get medical clearance, the "meeting is just a formality." The report adds that Andrews cleared the quarterback before training camp and is simply re-examining the knee.

NFL Network had that it is a "foregone conclusion" that he will be cleared after the meeting, he has yet to be medically cleared for the Sept. 9 game.

Griffin has been practicing with the team for the past two weeks.

The AP reported on Thursday that the final decision on whether Griffin plays in the Sept. 9 opener will be made by coach Mike Shanahan, who the report points out "could see something in practice that might give him pause."