The Insider: Kirk Cousins


Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Redskins haven’t received calls on Kirk Cousins

The coach also said that the team believes it’s wise to hang onto Cousins as an insurance policy for Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Kirk Cousins, owners meetings, Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Highlights from breakfast with Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

Taking questions for an hour, the first-year head coach discussed a wide range of topics from the QB to his staff and everything in between.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Brian Baker, Brian Orakpo, Chris Foerster, Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, josh leribeus, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Olivadotti, Kory Lichtensteiger, news conferences, Offensive line, owners meetings, Phillip Thomas, Robert Griffin III, Shawn Lauvao, video

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/13/2014

A Kirk Cousins trade remains unlikely

Quarterback maintains that while he would like to start, he won’t demand a trade and will remain professional.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, trades

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Redskins aren’t shopping Kirk Cousins, but would listen to offers

Redskins aren’t certain they will or will not trade the backup quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, trades

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Redskins want a second-round draft pick if they’re going to trade Kirk Cousins

It’s not clear at this point if any NFL team would be willing to surrender that for the backup quarterback, who was a fourth-round choice in 2012.

By Mark Maske  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Redskins mailbag: Doug Williams, Michael Sam, Kyle and Kirk, and more

It may be the offseason, but there’s nothing quiet about it.

By Mike Jones  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doug Williams, Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Offseason questions: Should the Redskins trade Kirk Cousins, or hold onto him?

Today’s offseason question centers around whether the Redskins should trade Cousins. A lot of that has to do with what they could get for him.

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, offseason questions

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Kirk Cousins and the Cleveland Browns

A roundup of what’s being written about the Redskins and others around the web.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Roster, Word around Washington

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has not requested a trade

Kirk Cousins says he is open to going to another team, but is in no rush.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, trades

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Cousins encouraged by Gruden selection, McVay’s role

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins sees similarities in Jay Gruden’s offense.

By Mike Jones  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Cousins; Jay Gruden; Redskins; quarterback, Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Five story lines to follow Sunday

At last, Washington’s nightmare of a season will draw to a close.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Giants, story lines, Week 17

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Kirk Cousins says he thinks he’s made improvement

Quarterback thinks he has done relatively well but realizes there are aspects in which he must do better.

By Mark Maske  |  02:43 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Redskins mailbag: Shanahan’s future, Cousins’s potential and more

In today’s mail bag, we tackle questions on Mike Shanahan’s future, Kirk Cousins’ potential, and how things could shake out in the front office.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office, Jim Haslett, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Week 17

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Boswell on Cousins: ‘I don’t see anything terribly special there yet’

Columnist Thomas Boswell takes a look at Kirk Cousins’s numbers over the small sample we’ve seen him, and they aren’t good.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys

The slide continues. The Redskins again proved incapable of protecting a second-half lead, and fell 24-23 to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, observations, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Kirk Cousins tries to build off successes from first start, reduce mistakes

Making his second start this season, the Washington quarterback says he’s got improvements to make and can’t worry about the future yet.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III run the same plays

It’s been intimated that Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins run different offenses, but Mark Bullock shows how, absent the read option, the two QBs run plays using the same concepts.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 16

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Fred Davis makes a contribution with Jordan Reed sidelined

Tight end’s touchdown catch Sunday in Atlanta was his first since late in the 2011 season.

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Kirk Cousins, tight ends, video, Week 16

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Redskins mailbag: Cousins’s value, Shanahan’s to blame and future coach candidates

Who’s to blame for the mess, who should replace Mike Shanahan as coach and how much could Washington get in a trade for Kirk Cousins? Mike Jones answers all of these in this week’s Mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Robert Griffin III ‘clearly’ remains Redskins’ starter but ‘legitimate competition’ needed, Mike Shanahan says

A day after Kirk Cousins throws for 381 yards, coach says, “It’s one game. That’s all it is.”

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 16

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Kirk Cousins: Positives and negatives from his performance against the Falcons

Kirk Cousins did some things really well, and flashed some bad habits, in his first start of the season Sunday against Atlanta. Mark Bullock examines.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Falcons

There was some good and plenty of bad to be taken from the game. But ultimately, it had more to do with Kirk Cousins’s performance than anything.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Kirk Cousins, observations, Redskins vs. Falcons, Week 15

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Redskins were happy with Kirk Cousins’s start

Josh Morgan, Santana Moss and Fred Davis had positive things to say about Kirk Cousins after Sunday’s game. Here’s the video.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Griffin, inactive but in good spirits, tries to help however he can

Robert Griffin III went from being the starter last week to inactive against the Falcons, so he adjusted to the role of being a supporting cast member.

By Mike Jones  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Kirk Cousins says ‘I never felt chaos’ during Redskins’ turbulent week

Quarterback says he thinks he had a good week of practices to prepare for his second NFL start Sunday in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske  |  04:24 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Kyle Shanahan disappointed with RGIII shut-down, trying to block out distractions

Offensive coordinator says he’s disappointed that he will not have RGIII’s talents at his disposal.

By Mike Jones  |  05:37 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Santana Moss says playing Kirk Cousins now is ‘almost like setting a guy up for failure’

Wide receiver also says, “He don’t play as well, then you’re gonna say, ‘Well, should he have been in there?’ “

By Mark Maske  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 15

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013

A look at Kirk Cousins’s flaws and attributes, including some things he does better than Robert Griffin III

Mark Bullock examines what Kirk Cousins brings to the table, including some things that Robert Griffin III does not, as the former backup quarterback prepares to start the Redskins’ final three games.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins says Robert Griffin III remains the Redskins’ franchise quarterback

Kirk Cousins said he’ll approach the final three games this season as an opportunity, but that common sense says Robert Griffin III is still the franchise quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Mike Shanahan says Daniel Snyder, Bruce Allen on board with benching of Robert Griffin III [updated]

Coach Mike Shanahan said he discussed the benching of the quarterback with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen before putting the plan into effect.

By Mark Maske  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Robert Griffin III tries to remain positive despite demotion

Robert Griffin III did his best to put on a strong, positive front as he faced the media hours after getting benched for the final three games of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013

At the podium: Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan [updated]

Both Redskins quarterbacks meets with members of the media on Wednesday.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins practices with Redskins’ first team

Kirk Cousins, announced earlier Wednesday morning as Sunday’s starter over Robert Griffin III, took first-team snaps. Rex Grossman worked as No. 2 QB.

By Mark Maske  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins will start Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III Sunday [updated]

The Redskins are starting quarterback Kirk Cousins in place of Robert Griffin III on Sunday in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Quarterbacks remain in limbo regarding Sunday’s starter at Atlanta

Neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins has received indication as to who would start at quarterback.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  10:13 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Falcons, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Daniel Snyder won’t intervene in Redskins’ quarterback decision [updated]

Daniel Snyder will not intervene in the coach’s decision on whether to sit quarterback Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Shanahan says he’s leaning toward benching Robert Griffin III

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he is considering benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Kirk Cousins says, ‘I absolutely love the Shanahans’

Second-year quarterback gives endorsement to coach, offensive coordinator even with their tenure seemingly winding down.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Week 15

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Griffin understood reasons for Shanahan putting in Cousins

With his team down 38-10, Mike Shanahan told Robert Griffin III he was coming out, and the quarterback was okay with it.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Kirk Cousins says he understands that Robert Griffin III needs to play

Backup quarterback says he’s had no conversations with coaches about getting playing time down the stretch.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Shanahan still has no plans to showcase Cousins’ skills in final stretch of season

Tthe Redskins are expected to receive inquiries about the availability of second-year backup Kirk Cousins during the offseason.

By Mike Jones  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins mailbag: Is it time for Kirk Cousins?

Mike Jones answers questions from readers about Kirk Cousins, Keenan Robinson, clock management and, you guessed it, Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Broncos’ Wesley Woodyard fined for hit against Redskins, apparently on Kirk Cousins

No fine for Denver’s Terrance Knighton for the hit that knocked Robert Griffin III from the game with an injured left knee.

By Mark Maske  |  04:37 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Cousins not satisfied with performance in first appearance of season

‘Any time you throw an interception, you’re not gonna like your performance,’ Redskins backup quarterback says of last Sunday’s relief outing in Denver.

By Mark Maske  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

What’s the value of winning the NFC East in 2013?

The NFC East champion is unlikely to reach the Super Bowl. Should its teams mortgage the future for a chance to win a division title?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Kirk Cousins, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Are there any trades in the Redskins' future?

Cleveland and Indianapolis are both 2-0 since they made the biggest trade of the NFL season. Are there any deals the Redskins should consider trying to make?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, Redskins, trent richardson

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Mailbag: Illegal formation, tackling techniques and Roy Helu Jr.'s opportunities

Mike Jones answers readers' questions on illegal formations, tackling technique, Roy Helu Jr.'s touches, Tanard Jackson and more.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, Jim Haslett, Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., Tanard Jackson

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Revisiting the trade that brought Robert Griffin III to Washington

As the Redskins struggle, and the Rams prepare for a prime-time game Thursday, let’s look back at the teams’ blockbuster trade.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III trade, st. louis rams

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Shanahan says he won’t consider a quarterback change

Mike Shanahan says he won’t change the Redskins’ starting quarterback

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013

At the podium: Shanahan says Redskins won’t bench Griffin for Cousins

Mike Shanahan is speaking with reporters a day after the 38-20 loss in Green Bay. Here’s a thread to discuss what he’s saying.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Kai Forbath, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Kirk Cousins says sprained right foot is improving

Backup quarterback expects to be available if needed against the Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  08:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Week 1

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Brandon Meriweather uncertain for Week 1, Barry Cofield hopeful

Slowed all preseason by recovery from knee surgery, Brandon Meriweather now is battling a groin injury. Meanwhile, Barry Cofield returned to practice and hopes to play next week.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Week 1

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins expects to practice fully this week

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins missed the final two preseason games because of a sprained foot.

By Mark Maske  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins quarterbacks

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Mike Shanahan plans to play Brandon Meriweather one half on Thursday

Shanahan plans to play Meriweather for a half, and Wilson 15-20 plays. Meanwhile, Cousins, Cofield unlikely to play.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Josh Wilson, Kirk Cousins

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Kirk Cousins says he'll practice Monday, be ready for Week 1

Backup quarterback says his sprained right foot is greatly improved and he expects to be ready for the season opener if needed.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Kirk Cousins officially out for Redskins, Rex Grossman to start vs. Bills

Brandon Meriweather, Barry Cofield, Evan Royster also among those listed as not scheduled to play today.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Evan Royster, inactives, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan: Cousins a 'long shot' for Saturday

Rex Grossman, Pat White to split snaps Saturday against Bills.

By Mark Maske  |  06:19 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Preseason QB juggling not overly disruptive to offense, Garcon insists

Rex Grossman and Pat White probably will play Saturday with Kirk Cousins likely to join Robert Griffin III on the sideline.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Pat White, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Cousins relieved his foot injury wasn't worse [updated]

Redskins quarterback calls his playing status day to day but acknowledges he's unlikely to play Saturday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/20/2013

MRI shows no serious damage to Kirk Cousins's right foot

Quarterback should be available by regular season opener, according to a person familiar with the test results.

By Mark Maske  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Cousins scheduled to have MRI exam Tuesday on injured right foot

The Redskins are initially hopeful that the quarterback's injury isn't serious. They're calling the injury a mid-foot sprain.

By Mark Maske  |  01:00 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Cousins leaves game with injured right foot

Second-year quarterback was making his second start of the preseason in place of Robert Griffin III. The extent of Cousins's injury was not immediately known.

By Mark Maske  |  09:23 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman, Pat White all scheduled to play Monday night at QB

KCousins is to start at quarterback and play about a half against the Steelers. Grossman and White are to split the playing time after that.

By Mark Maske  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Pat White, preseason, Redskins quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Increased snaps paying dividends for Kirk Cousins, Redskins say

"I like what I see," Mike Shanahan says of second-year quarterback's progress.

By Mark Maske  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Training camp

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Redskins vs. Titans: Five observations from Washington's preseason opener

Bacarri Rambo takes his lumps, Kirk Cousins looks sharp, and more from the 22-21 exhibition victory in Nashville.

By Mike Jones  |  08:19 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Defense, Kirk Cousins, observations, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Kirk Cousins expects 'mixed bag' of preseason play-calling

Backup QB takes the field with Redskins walking familiar line of how much of their offense to use in the preseason.

By Mark Maske  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Cousins not sure how much he'll play Thursday night

Redskins' fill-in starter at quarterback figuring on anywhere from 10 plays to an entire quarter.

By Mark Maske  |  07:44 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Kirk Cousins could play more than normal starting QB would in preseason

Shanahan expects a fluid situation regarding his handling of interim starting quarterback Kirk Cousins from the second preseason game on.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Training camp

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Kirk Cousins doesn't see sharing training camp starting role with Griffin as problematic

Griffin and the Redskins coaches believe that he could be ready to open the season as the starter without having played in a preseason game. Cousins doesn't have a problem with that scenario.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Fletcher makes good on interception vow to Cousins

Veteran linebacker had told the quarterback before Thursday's practice that he would intercept a pass. And he did.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, OTAs

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Even before Griffin's injury, Cousins expected to be back for second year with Redskins

The backup quarterback says he thought it was "just too early" in his career for him to be traded.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins offense

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Cousins feels 'added urgency to be ready to go'

With Griffin on the mend, backup QB says, "My job is to get myself ready and when called upon, deliver."

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Redskins meet with agent for Fred Davis, Rex Grossman

Nothing is resolved during session in Phoenix

By Mark Maske  |  02:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Kirk Cousins, Redskins, Redskins' free agents, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Backup QB Kirk Cousins has the flu, misses practice

Guard Kory Lichtensteiger and linebacker London Fletcher are also on the sideline

By Mike Jones  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins, Redskins injuries, Redskins-Seahawks

Posted at 09:45 PM ET, 12/15/2012

Kirk Cousins will start vs. Browns in place of injured Robert Griffin III (updated)

The rookie fourth-round pick will receive his first career start Sunday in place of Griffin, who one person said would not play because of his sprained right knee.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  09:45 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins quarterbacks, Redskins-Browns, Robert Griffin III injjury, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Browns preparing for both Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III

Browns preparing to face either Robert Griffin III or Kirk Cousins

By Mark Maske  |  03:05 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Browns, Kirk Cousins, Redskins-Browns, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Are you worried about a letdown against the Browns?

Is this run feeling too good to be true? Some fans have worried that this game at Cleveland, perhaps with a backup QB starting, could be a Redskins letdown. Are you one of them?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:27 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins vs. Browns, Redskins-Browns, RGIII injury

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Should the Redskins sit Griffin and play Cousins against the Browns?

If Robert Griffin's status is iffy before the Browns game, should the Redskins give him the rest he needs while handing the keys to Kirk Cousins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:11 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, NFC standings, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins injuries, Redskins vs. Browns, Redskins-Browns, RGIII, RGIII injury

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 12/10/2012

What were your emotions in the final two minutes of Redskins-Ravens?

The franchise quarterback's leg bent awkwardly. Then his backup rallied the team from behind to win in overtime. It was surely a wave of emotions for Redskins fans -- what were you feeling during it all?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Banks, draft, Kirk Cousins, playoff chase, Redskins injuries, Redskins vs. Ravens, Redskins-Ravens, RGIII, RGIII injury, Richard Crawford, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Kirk Cousins says he’ll be ready Sunday if needed

QB, team still unsure whether Robert Griffin III will be able to play

By Mark Maske  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III concussion, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/16/2012

Kirk Cousins to back up RGIII again

The Redskins will go with rookie Kirk Cousins as their backup quarterback for a second consecutive week

By Mike Jones  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/09/2012

Rex Grossman inactive, Kirk Cousins will back up Robert Griffin III

Veteran cannot play even if other two QBs are injured

By Mike Jones  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injured reserve, Kirk Cousins, Redskins quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III