Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Not only will the knee injury for Robert
Griffin III keep the Washington quarterback out of the starting lineup for
Sunday's game against Cleveland, but the Redskins rookie has been listed as
inactive for the contest.
Kirk Cousins will make his first NFL start for the Redskins, while veteran Rex
Grossman will be the backup.
Griffin practiced all week and was listed as questionable on Friday's injury
report, but was declared out on Saturday. He said on Twitter that the decision
"was not my own."
Cousins took over last week against Baltimore after Griffin sustained a Grade
I sprain of the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee during the
eventual game-tying drive in the fourth quarter of Washington's 31-28 overtime
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