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Kirk Cousins will replace Robert Griffin III at quarterback Sunday when the Washington Redskins face the Atlanta Falcons, a high-ranking team official confirmed to ESPN.com. NFL Network, which had earlier reported Cousins would start, reported that Redskins players have been told that Griffin will be inactive for Sunday's game and veteran Rex Grossman would be the backup quarterback. Coach Mike Shanahan raised the possibility Monday of benching Griffin for the last three regular-season games, citing 24 sacks in the past five games and the desire to keep him healthy for the offseason. Griffin's offseason work this year was compromised by the major knee injury he suffered in the team's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January.
Cousins has one NFL start in his career -- Week 15 last year against the Browns in Cleveland. He threw for 329 yards on 26-of-37 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed three times for 22 yards. He was the #7 QB that week. He comes in at #19 in a nice matchup against the Falcons, though he carries some risk since the Redskins organization is a dysfunctional mess right now. Alfred Morris may see a few extra carries, but the defense won't have to respect Cousins' running ability as much, so they can key on Morris. Pierre Garcon looks like an upside WR2, while Jordan Reed -- if healthy -- isn't a bad option at tight end.
Washington Inactives Rex Grossman QB Jordan Reed TE Darrel Young RB Brandon Jenkins LB Josh Laribeus OL Niles Paul TE Chase Minnifield DB
Jordan Reed was cleared to play tonight, but suffered a setback with concussion symptoms prior to the game. Logan Paulsen is the best backup option for Washington. Brandon Myers and Zach Miller are other options that should be available for desperate owners.
Monday, November 25, 2013, 8:37pm
Washington Inactives Stephen Bowen DE Rex Grossman QB Jose Gumbs S Brandon Jenkins LB Josh LeRibeus G Jordan Reed TE Darrel Young FB
Logan Paulsen & Fred Davis will fill in at TE with Jordan Reed out.
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:08pm
Washington Inactives Fred Davis TE Rex Grossman QB Jose Gumbs SS Brandon Jenkins LB Josh LeRibeus G Chris Neild NT Chris Thompson RB
Robert Griffin III will start at QB with Rex Grossman inactive again.
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:12pm
Washington Inactives Fred Davis TE Reed Doughty SS Rex Grossman QB Brandon Jenkins LB Josh LeRibeus G Chris Neild NT Chris Thompson RB
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7:18pm
Washington Inactives Rex Grossman QB Brandon Jenkins LB Josh LeRibeus G Chris Neild NT Jordan Pugh DB Bacarri Rambo S Chris Thompson RB
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:23pm
Redskins Inactives Kai Forbath K Rex Grossman QB Jose Gumbs DB Brandon Jenkins LB Josh LeRibeus G Phillip Merling DE Jordan Reed TE
TE Fred Davis is active.
Monday, September 9, 2013, 6:19pm
Redskins Inactives Rex Grossman QB Jose Gumbs DB Josh LeRibeus G Brandon Meriweather FS Chris Neild NT Evan Royster RB Pat White QB
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' MRI on his foot was negative, source tells FOX Sports. Expected back for season opener. May play next week.
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 got his second start of the preseason because Redskins franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered in January. 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...
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:04pm
Redskins Inactives Brandon Banks WR Dezmon Briscoe WR Tom Compton T Adam Gettis G Rex Grossman QB Roddrick Muckelroy LB Vic So'oto LB
Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:23pm
Redskins Inactives Dezmon Briscoe WR Richard Crawford CB Adam Gettis G Rex Grossman QB Josh LeRibeus G Roddrick Muckelroy LB Doug Worthington DT
Pierre Garcon is active as expected.
Thursday, November 22, 2012, 3:06pm
Redskins Inactives Dezmon Briscoe WR Richard Crawford CB Adam Gettis G Rex Grossman QB Maurice Hurt G Jerome Murphy DB Doug Worthington DT
With Rex Grossman inactive, Robert Griffin III will again get the start at QB.
Redskins Inactives Pierre Garcon WR Adam Gettis G Cedric Griffin DB Rex Grossman QB Josh LeRibeus G Brandon Meriweather DB Doug Worthington DT
Josh Morgan and Leonard Hankerson will start with Garcon out. Robert Griffin-III will start at QB.
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.”
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