ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that reserve quarterback Kirk Cousins will start in place of injured Robert Griffin III on Sunday when the Redskins travel to Cleveland to face the Browns.
At team meeting minutes ago, Redskins players were informed Kirk Cousins will start at Cleveland, according to text from person in room.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2012
Griffin injured his right knee last Sunday in the waning minutes of the ‘Skins win against the Ravens. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Cousins would start, but the Redskins quickly played said report off as a verbal gaffe as the quarterback continued to practice.
Griffin, the odds on favorite for the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year, has a passer rating of 104.2 after throwing for 2,902 yards and 18 touchdowns.
The Browns have won three consecutive games heading into Sunday and remain in the AFC postseason hunt after starting off 0-5 on the year.
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