Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported late Saturday that Kirk Cousins will be behind center for the Redskins' Week 15 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. The team later confirmed the decision in a statement.
Griffin tweeted about the decision shortly after it became public:
The decision was not my own...But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly canâ Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 16, 2012
NFL.com's Albert Breer reported earlier Saturday that a decision on Griffin's availability would be made by a Redskins team doctor. If Griffin risked further injuring the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee, he would not play. The decision shows the team is unwilling to risk a setback with its biggest star.
Cousins took all first-team reps this week while Griffin was limited to individual drills.
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