RG3 suggests he'll run more to spark Redskins

September 18, 2013 - 3:36 PM
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is sacked by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Look for Robert Griffin III to start running again.

The Washington Redskins quarterback said Wednesday that he might start running the ball more to help give his team a much-needed spark after an 0-2 start.

Griffin has carried the ball only nine times in two games, and he's yet to run the ball out of the zone-read, the type of play that befuddled defenses and helped him set a rookie QB rushing record with 815 yards a year ago.

Griffin said he isn't hindered by the brace on his right knee, a visible reminder of his offseason knee surgery. Teammate Pierre Garcon says it's "common sense" that the knee brace would slow Griffin down, and Griffin responded by jokingly challenging Garcon to a race.

The Redskins play Detroit on Sunday.

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