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Robert Griffin III says he won't wear knee brace in 2014

  • By Manouk Akopyan NFL.com
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When Robert Griffin III returns to the field in 2014, there will be a glaring omission to his right leg: a bulky knee brace.

Griffin confirmed to CSN Washington on Monday that he won't don the precautionary brace he wore on game days throughout his 2013 sophomore slump.

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"I took it off the year after (ACL surgery) at Baylor (in 2009)," Griffin said. " ... I think it's safe to say I won't be wearing the brace (in 2014)."

The quarterback added that he'd consult with team doctors.

The knee brace protected the hampered second-year quarterback from the torn ACL he suffered in January 2013. However, it seemingly limited his effectiveness and game-changing attributes of speed and agility.

Before Griffin was shut down the last three weeks of the 2013 season, he would remove the brace during warm-ups, only to put it back on before kickoff.

With a tumultuous season now behind him, RGIII looks to rebound in Year 3. He'll just do it without the brace.

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