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Kirk Cousins to stay with Redskins, compete with RGIII

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The recent moves by the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills to acquire "hold the fort" quarterbacks such as Josh McCown and Matt Cassel are a reflection of the NFL's shallow trade market at the position.

Perhaps one of the reasons the Bills settled for Cassel is that younger options such as Kirk Cousins are not being shopped this offseason.

Cousins is staying in Washington to compete with Robert Griffin III as the Redskins' starter, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, via a source informed of the team's situation.

Free agent Colt McCoy is expected to sign elsewhere, per Rapoport, despite starting four games last season after Griffin and Cousins were each yanked by coach Jay Gruden.

Although Gruden surprisingly anointed Griffin the starter last month, he also made it clear that RGIII will have to show improvement to keep the job.

It's noteworthy that the Redskins coaches are still high on Cousins' prospects, as the 2012 fourth-round pick was banished to the margins of the roster after tossing eight interceptions in a four-game span early last season.

Last September's reports that Gruden realized Cousins was a better fit than Griffin for the West Coast offense suggest the Redskins' quarterback controversies will linger into the 2015 season.

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