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Kirk Cousins To Start For Redskins, Not Robert Griffin III

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

CLEVELAND – Robert Griffin III will not start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against Cleveland and will be replaced by Kirk Cousins, the team announced Saturday night.

Griffin sustained a Grade 1 sprain of the LCL in his right knee against Baltimore last weekend and had to leave the game in the fourth quarter.

Cousins, also a rookie, entered the game in Griffin place and finished a touchdown drive to tie the score and take the Redskins to overtime, where they won 31-28.

“The decision was not my own… But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can,” Griffin posted Saturday night on his Twitter account.

Cousins, according to multiple reports, took all of the first team snap in practice this week.

The Redskins drafted Cousins in the fourth round of the draft in April. He was a three-year starter at Michigan State, where he set multiple school records and became the winningest coach in school history. Cousins entered in relief of Griffin in the Redskins loss to Atlanta on Oct. 7 in his only other appearance this season.