On Wednesday, Gruden said the team had received a "verbal" report this week from the doctor who examined Griffin since he was injured Aug. 20 against Detroit.
Neurologist Robert Kurtzke originally advised the team Griffin could return to play in an Aug. 29 preseason game against Baltimore. But he reversed course in a written statement issued the day before the preseason game.
Gruden named Cousins the starter and demoted Griffin following Cousins' performance against the Ravens. He had said Griffin would be the starter in February.
On Friday, the Redskins coach said Griffin has responded well since the change.
"I'm sure he's frustrated a little bit, but we haven't been able to see it," Gruden said. "He's in meetings. He's still asking questions and doing everything he's asked to do in individual (drills), and when he's out there in team work he's throwing the ball good."
Gruden also had praise for Cousins, who will be starting a season opener for the first time.
"He's handled it very well. He's studying, taking a lot of notes. Very conscientious of everything he's seeing and doing in practice. When he has an issue we talk about it, try to get it fixed for him," Gruden said.
"The Miami Dolphin defense is going to give you some looks. They play a lot of different coverages and they've got a very good blitz package."
Offensive tackle and occasional blocking tight end
Spokesman Michael Signora said Friday that the league believes the problem "involved no manipulation by any individual and that the Patriots had nothing to do with it."
The statement said the problem was "entirely attributable to an electrical issue made worse by the inclement weather."
San Diego deadline missed
To no one's surprise, the city of San Diego and the
The city and team had to strike a stadium deal by Friday to allow enough time for a measure to be put to voters on a Jan. 12 ballot. Faulconer wanted an election before an anticipated decision by league owners, potentially early next year, on whether to return a team to Los Angeles after a two-decade absence.
Quarterback Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl most valuable player, signed a four-year, $84-million contract extension with the
The 34-year-old Manning is now under contract through the 2019 season. The new deal will make him the NFL's fourth highest-paid quarterback with an average salary of $21 million. Green Bay's