The Washington Redskins remained in a holding pattern concerning Robert Griffin III because the quarterback had not been cleared to return to full football activities as of Thursday afternoon.

Coach Jay Gruden said the independent neurologist who examined Griffin on Tuesday had yet to give the team the written report on the findings that followed additional examinations for lingering concussion symptoms.

Gruden said Wednesday that the team had received verbal indications of the findings but said he wouldn't share that information or give Griffin the green light until team doctors received the written report.

For now, the Redskins will proceed as if Kirk Cousins will start, Colt McCoy will serve as the No. 2 quarterback and that Griffin will be inactive.


Eli Manning, who was heading into the final year of his contract, reportedly will sign a four-year extension with the team Friday. According to the NFL Network, the $84 million extension was being finalized on Thursday night and expected to be signed in the morning.

•The Panthers' Luke Kuechly became the NFL's highest-paid middle linebacker by signing a five-year, $62 million contract extension that will keep him with the Panthers through 2021.

•Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo was given a four-year, $43.6 million contract extension.

•Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus signed a whopping six-year, $100-plus-million contract extension, which will kick in after this season.