- John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Washington Redskins return to practice Monday amid controversy and with decisions to make. Here are three areas of interest for your wake-up call:
1. Quarterback Robert Griffin III: He still must go through the concussion protocol after not being cleared last week. But his future in Washington clearly is in doubt. It will be tough to trade him and cutting him would cost $6.7 million against the salary cap. It's doubtful that Griffin will be available to the media -- and, really, what could he even say? This has become an unfortunate situation for Griffin and the Redskins. He'll likely practice because those are considered non-contact, but the real question is this: Who takes the first-team reps at quarterback?
2. Jay Gruden: He will talk to the media and that means another round of questions about Griffin. They'll be more pointed than they were even a few days ago. Gruden has trouble concealing his feelings, whether via his words or body language. But he now must deal with this topic until the team either makes a move with Griffin or announces he's staying.
3. DeSean Jackson: He hasn't played this preseason or even practiced since Aug. 6 because of a slightly separated shoulder. Though he won't play in the preseason finale Thursday, it would be good to see him do more in practice. Yes, he's a proven player but he missed a lot of voluntary workouts this spring and now three weeks this summer. That's a lot.
12hJason Gibbs, Special to ESPN.com
14hJason Gibbs, Special to ESPN.com