Gruden praises McCoy as ‘tough, competitive guy’ after naming Cousins his starter

With Robert Griffin III not yet medically cleared, Redskins head into preseason finale with 2 QBs; Colt McCoy expected to play all four quarters

Robert Griffin III served as one of the Redskins’ recruiters during their pursuit of DeSean Jackson. Those two will no longer team up to help carry the offense, however.



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It’s been another eventful week in Redskins land. Robert Griffin III is out, and Kirk Cousins is in. Plenty of questions remain.

When Griffin was knocked out of the Aug. 20 game, cleared to play, then held out, the players association believes NFL rules were followed.

Because Kirk Cousins has locked up the starting quarterback job, Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't plan on playing him in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Players said that they didn’t feel strongly one way or another about the decision. They expressed confidence in Gruden, and in Cousins, and offered support for Griffin.

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The Washington Redskins on Monday completed their first round of cuts, parting with backup tackle Willie Smith, who started in place of Trent Williams in the second preseason game, and 11 others.

Redskins coach says the quarterback switch, away from Robert Griffin III, is not temporary.

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