Kirk Cousins (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Quarterback Kirk Cousins said he would test his sprained right foot by participating in the Washington Redskins’ practice Monday and expressed confidence that he will be available if needed in the regular season opener.

“I think this was at most a two-week injury and I did it three weeks before the season,” Cousins said.

Cousins’s return to the practice field comes a week after he suffered a mid-foot sprain during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He sat out last week’s practices and didn’t play Saturday against the Buffalo Bills. It is unclear if Cousins will be available for Thursday’s preseason finale at Tampa, and it was not immediately known how extensively he would participate in Monday’s practice.

Cousins called his foot greatly improved, saying: “It’s a lot better.”

Cousins started the Redskins’ first two preseason games, with the team working Robert Griffin III back toward full-time duties gradually after his knee surgery in January.

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What’s ahead:

● The Redskins practice at 1 p.m. today.

● The roster must be cut down to 75 players from 90 by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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