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Redskins QB Kirk Cousins expects to practice fully this week

Redskins medical staff checks on Kirk Cousins during the Steelers preseason game. (Nick Wass/Associated Press)

Quarterback Kirk Cousins expects to participate fully in the Redskins’ practices this week.

Cousins sat out the final two preseason games after suffering a mid-foot sprain in his right foot. But he said after Thursday’s preseason finale at Tampa that he intends to practice without restrictions leading up to the season opener Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field.

“Yeah, I should be fine,” Cousins said in Tampa.

Robert Griffin III is expected to start against the Eagles after being withheld from the entire preseason while working his way back from knee surgery in January. Cousins would back up Griffin if he’s ready and available.

The Redskins kept four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster after Saturday’s league-mandated cut-down. The team retained both veteran third-stringer Rex Grossman and fourth-stringer Pat White, perhaps in part because Griffin and Cousins are coming off injuries.

The Redskins are scheduled to practice Monday.

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