It’s the biggest game for the Redskins in a long time Sunday vs the young Browns, and when they start it Sunday they will do it without the services of stud rookie QB Robert Griffin III.
Washington confirmed on Saturday that Griffin, the NFL’s leading passer as a rookie, will sit with a sprained knee suffered last week late in the eventual win over the Ravens.
Griffin tweeted out late Saturday after it was announced he would not start: “The decision was not my own. But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can.”
The QB was re-examined by a doctor Saturday, who made the call that the QB should sit Sunday in Cleveland.
Sitting Griffin III means that Kirk Cousins, who helped Washington to the eventual OT win over Baltimore last week, will start at QB.
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 Sunday’s game vs Cleveland.