Redskins vs. Browns: Kirk Cousins will start for Washington

Patrick McDermott

The rookie from Michigan State will make his first career start on Sunday against the Browns.

Kirk Cousins will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins on Sunday in place of the injured Robert Griffin III, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Griffin suffered a knee strain last week against the Baltimore Ravens, and the team had been quiet this week on whether he would be able to play against the Browns. However, Cousins got all the first-team reps in practice.

Cousins went 2-2 for 26 yards and a touchdown in relief of Griffin against Baltimore. It remains to be seen whether he can be as capable a starter as Griffin, though. As a rookie, RG3 is completing 66% of his passes for 2,902 yards, 18 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He's also rushed for 748 yards and six touchdowns.

The Browns defense should be happy to see Cousins instead of Griffin, as it eliminates another running threat from the backfield.

The Redskins and Browns kickoff at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday from Cleveland Browns Stadium.

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