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Monday, August 26, 2013, 9:41pm
"No doubt at all," Cousins said.
Cousins participated in practice Monday but said he's still not 100 percent when it comes to rolling out or quick changes of direction, the story said. If RGIII doesn't play, Cousins may actually be an emergency, QB2 option against what's been a very poor Eagles secondary.
Kirk Cousins expected to be fine for Week 1
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:21pm
The Redskins need the insurance of Cousins, even with Robert Griffin III expected to be ready for Week 1 as well. It's a good matchup for either QB against an Eagles defense that isn't supposed to be very good. If for some reason neither QB could play, Rex Grossman would get the call.
Kirk Cousins sprains foot
Monday, August 19, 2013, 10:30pm
With 11:50 left in the second quarter of the Monday Night game against the Steelers, Cousins dropped back to pass, didn't find any receivers open, and took off running towards the sidelines. Except Pittsburgh linebacker Lawrence Timmons beat him to it, tackling the second-year quarterback by the ankles.
Cousins limped back to the huddle before sitting down in the middle of the field and pointing to his right foot. He eventually hobbled to the bench where he was examined by the Redskins' medial staff.
Cousins didn't return to the game, but the team announced at halftime that X-rays of Cousins' right foot were negative - and it was diagnosed as a mid-foot sprain. With Robert Griffin III out of the preseason, most likely, the team went to veteran Rex Grossman. That's not a direction they want to go in come Week 1...
Redskins QB Cousins: RG3 "looked awesome" in OTAs
Monday, June 24, 2013, 10:37pm
Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has spent the offseason working with the first-string offense while Robert Griffin III recovers from knee surgery. But Cousins thinks the chances are slim to none that he’ll be with the first-string offense when the season starts.
“Robert looked awesome, and I’m not just saying that,” he said on NFL AM. “He is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism, he has healed very quickly, he couldn’t practice with us, but he was on a separate field doing drills all spring during OTAs and minicamp. He looked really good. I think he’ll be on the field Week One. But my mindset is to be ready no matter what, and I’m getting ready all summer so I’ll be ready if called upon.”
It appears to be all systems go for Griffin to play in Week 1. Now the only worry is that he's going to alter the way he plays (i.e. fewer runs) to protect his body. While it's not a bad idea (at all), fewer runs will likely result in fewer fantasy points.
RGIII continues to be day-to-day
Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 9:07am
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will continue to be evaluated on a daily basis this week, according to coach Mike Shanahan, who gave no indication Monday whether he expects Griffin to return to the lineup for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.
Shanahan would not say whether he expects Griffin to practice fully Wednesday.
Griffin was limited in practices last week and was held out of Sunday’s win at Cleveland because of a mild sprain of the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee, according to the story. Kirk Cousins started in Griffin’s place and threw for two touchdowns to extend the Redskins’ winning streak to five games. Cousins could be a decent option, likely in the QB2 ranks, this week against the Eagles.
RG3 reportedly out for Week 15
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:14pm
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 7:16pm
Albert Breer of NFL.com reports that a team doctor will determine whether or not Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will play on Sunday versus the Browns. RGIII suffered an injury to his LCL and didn’t take first-team reps all week. Fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will start in Griffin’s place if the No. 2 overall pick can’t go.
RGIII has mild sprain, day-to-day
Monday, December 10, 2012, 4:45pm
Shanahan said that the sprain to the ligament, which is on the outside of the knee, is a “Grade 1″ category, but that there is no other structural damage to the knee. Griffin tore his ACL in the same knee in 2009, but that ligament is fine, Shanahan said.
The team hopes the "mild swelling" goes down and that RGIII makes a speedy recovery and plays in Week 15 against Cleveland. It would seem he's likely to be limited in his rushing ability, but we'll have to monitor how he progresses through the week. If RGIII can't go, Kirk Cousins would play, but it sure seems like Griffin is really going to give it a go, especially with a playoff berth still a possibility.
Robert Griffin III suffers knee injury, ligaments OK
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 11:48pm
**UPDATED 9:21 p.m.: An MRI Sunday night showed no serious ligament damage, according to a team spokesman. Griffin's status for next Sunday's game at Cleveland is undetermined.**
Griffin's status for Week 15 is uncertain, but he claimed he's going to fight through the injury and play. Fighting through the injury would likely mean he'll be limited to some extent, perhaps his ability to scramble. Kirk Cousins would get the start if RG3 can't play, but it looks like there's a lot to be determined this week.
Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:54am
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan declined to say if it is automatic that QB Kirk Cousins would start next Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field if Griffin is sidelined. The decision about Griffin’s playing status is out of the Redskins’ hands. Griffin, under NFL rules, must be cleared by an independent neurologist before being allowed to practice or play.
“We’ll make the decision that we think gives us the best chance to win,” Shanahan said of the potential choice between Cousins and Rex Grossman. “We’ll sit back and make those decisions at a later time.”
RGIII thinks he will play Week 6
Monday, October 8, 2012, 9:28am
After Robert Griffin III exited the game Sunday with a concussion, the Redskins announced that Griffin had been “shaken up” and his return to the game was questionable. No further update about Griffin’s injury status was provided during the game.
After the game, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said it became apparent to the team quickly that Griffin had a concussion.
“At that time when he wasn’t really sure what the score was, what quarter it was, we knew he had a mild concussion, at least according to the doctors,” Shanahan said. “He feels good right now—a lot better right now. But that was the situation, why he didn’t go back into the game.”
Griffin tweeted that he was fine and he expects to play in Week 6 but not remember the score makes it seem a little more serious. Either way, he will still have to pass his concussion tests this week. Backup Kirk Cousins would start in place of Griffin against the Vikings if RGIII can't go, but Cousins doesn't possess the same skills Griffin does which always makes him a top play. We'll monitor RGIII's progress all week leading up to the game, but there's a chance you will need to go another direction at QB.