Reporting Matt Loede
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The guessing game on if the Browns will have to face Redskins star rookie QB Robert Griffin III Sunday has been settled.
The answer is no.
The NFL’s leading passer will sit Sunday vs Cleveland with a sprained his right knee. He hurt the knee in last week’s overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens.
All week the QB was limited in practice, and the call was made Saturday after Griffin was examined by his doctor. Griffin tweeted: “The decision was not my own. But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can.”
Kirk Cousins, who helped Washington to the win in OT over Baltimore last week, will start at QB. It will be the fourth-round pick from Michigan State’s first career start.
Cousins took snaps with the first team all week, and while Griffin took part in individual drills he was shut down when the media left the open practice sessions for the Skins.
At 7-6, the Redskins have won four in a row, and have a playoff spot on the line in the huge game vs the Browns. Now it will be up to Cousins to see if he can do his best Griffin impression.