The Redskins announced Friday that Griffin had not been cleared by independent neurologist Robert N. Kurtzke and would be held out of action on Saturday against the Ravens. That announcement came after Washington coach Jay Gruden had previously told reporters that Griffin had been cleared and was ready to return after suffering a head injury against the Lions last Friday.
NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported on NFL Total Access that Griffin did not see the independent neurologist until Thursday and the Redskins were "led to believe" that Griffin would be cleared. Gruden took those organizational assumptions to the media before the team had official word of Kurtze's findings.
Well-informed sources told Darlington that Griffin does not believe he even suffered a concussion against the Lions, but was advised by those around him to trust the league's mandated neurologist as the ultimate decider on all things concussion related.