Gruden said Griffin took some first-team reps Thursday and explained that rust is now a bigger factor than the ankle injury that has sidelined the QB since Week 2. Gruden acknowledged the challenge of prepping McCoy for his first start while also working his Week 1 starter back into the mix.
"We're really tinkering here on thin ice as far as who we're giving the reps to," he said. "Every time we take Colt out of the (practice) getting ready for Monday night, we're taking away from his progression every time. So we have to get Colt the reps right now but we also have to make sure we're bringing Robert along at a good rate so he's ready to go when he's ready to go."
UPDATE: Gruden said on Friday nothing has changed in terms of the quarterback situation.
"We're still prepared for Colt to be the starter, and Robert is continuing with his practice exertion," Gruden said. "He's getting more and more reps. As far as (Griffin's) status for Monday, we'll announce that on Monday."