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Even when he's cleared, RG3 and Redskins coach Shanahan can't stay on same page

Robert Griffin III is cleared to play. The saga between quarterback and coach goes on.

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is making Griffin — and everyone else — wait until Monday before announcing who will start in the Week 1 opener.

Griffin was cleared Thursday by Dr. James Andrews, who performed Griffin's knee surgery in January. Griffin tweeted the news and said he was "Cleared for Takeoff."

But Shanahan said Andrews also had "concerns" that need to be addressed. However, Andrews on Friday told The Washington Post that he has "no concerns."

It all fits a pattern that's been in play since the start of training camp. Griffin makes a statement; Shanahan says not-so-fast.

The convention wisdom remains that Griffin will be under center on Sept. 9.

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