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RG3 on track to start Sunday

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 04:56 PM
ASHBURN, Va. -

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still on track to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin — who suffered a concussion Sunday during a 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons — looked "good" in practice Thursday.

Shanahan says "there didn't look like there was any setback."

Griffin was a limited participant in the Redskins' practice Thursday, and Shanahan says the No. 2 overall pick missed only a couple plays during the session. Griffin went through the NFL's concussion protocol and was cleared to return to Wednesday's practice.

49ERS, JAGS TO PLAY IN LONDON: San Francisco will return to Wembley Stadium to play an NFL regular-season game against Jacksonville in 2013.

The Jaguars, who have a deal to play one home game in London for four consecutive seasons beginning in 2013, will face the 49ers on Oct. 27, 2013.

The 49ers beat the Denver Broncos in 2010 at Wembley, which has hosted one NFL game annually since 2007.

STEELERS: Ben Roethlisberger has passed Terry Bradshaw as Pittsburgh's career passing leader, and he needed fewer games to reach that mark (119 to 168).

EAGLES: Michael Vick is a dog owner again.

Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges, confirmed that his family has a dog. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback refused to discuss the topic just a day earlier.

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," Vick said in a statement. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God's creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."

GIANTS: Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has practiced for the first time in two weeks.

The fourth-year receiver broke his right foot in minicamp in May and it has bothered him since the start of training camp. He developed swelling in his left knee after a win over Tampa Bay in the second game of the season and has missed the last three games.

COLTS: Indianapolis will be without four-time Pro Bowl selection Robert Mathis for two to three weeks because of a left knee injury.

TEXANS: The NFL has taken away one of Houston defensive end J.J. Watt's sacks, dropping him behind Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews for the league lead. Matthews has a league-high eight sacks, and Watt now has 71/2. The Texans play the Packers on Sunday night.

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