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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:28:32 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will be the first-team quarterback during offseason workouts, according to head Jay Gruden, but Gruden also said he expects QB Kirk Cousins and QB Colt McCoy to be on the roster when the regular season begins.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin has the most upside among the three, but his injury history and the lack of support he seems to have received from the coaching staff at times makes him a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option. He is worth taking a chance on in drafts but only after you have secured a more reliable starting quarterback.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:41:04 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is likely to stay with the team in 2015.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:30:34 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins should have the opportunity to battle Redskins QB Robert Griffin III for the team's starting quarterback position, in the opinion of The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones noted Cousins displayed better feel in the pocket than Griffin but also acknowledged that Cousins was unable to avoid turnovers.
Fantasy Tip: Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was able to coax positive fantasy contributions out of all of the team's quarterbacks at one point or another during the 2014 season. If Cousins is able to unseat Griffin as the team's starter, he would have QB2 value.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:07:15 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will likely be the Cleveland Browns' prime trade target this offseason.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:38:06 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he has not asked for a trade and will be fine if he is a backup against next season. Cousins said he knows there are things he needs to work on during the offseason of improve his play.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should watch Cousins' situation this offseason because there is a chance he could be traded, which could improve his value. Cousins could also compete for the starting job in Washington, but he probably should not be drafted in fantasy leagues next year.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:49:33 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said it would be tough to return to the team in 2015 if QB Robert Griffin III was given the starting job. Cousins said he would talk to the front office.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins would be a mid-to-low QB2 if he became a starting quarterback with Washington or elsewhere. Griffin has more upside because of the added running element, but he's in the same boat in traditional leagues.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:55:39 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared FS Brandon Meriweather, DL Jason Hatcher, OG Josh LeRibeus, LB Keenan Robinson, QB Kirk Cousins, WR Leonard Hankerson, RB Roy Helu inactive for Week 15.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:35:39 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared FS Brandon Meriweather, WR DeSean Jackson, OG Josh LeRibeus, DL Kedric Golston, LB Keenan Robinson, QB Kirk Cousins, OT Tyler Polumbus inactive for Week 14.
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:22:21 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared WR Aldrick Robinson, CB E.J. Biggers, QB Kirk Cousins, WR Leonard Hankerson, OG Spencer Long, DL Stephen Bowen, OT Tyler Polumbus inactive for Week 13.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:57:14 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared CB David Amerson, NT Chris Baker, QB Kirk Cousins, WR Leonard Hankerson, TE Jordan Reed, WR Aldrick Robinson, OT Trent Williams inactive for Week 12.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:28:16 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared WR Aldrick Robinson, CB Greg Ducre, QB Kirk Cousins, WR Santana Moss, OG Spencer Long, DL Stephen Bowen, OT Tyler Polumbus inactive for Week 11.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 09:05:25 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared WR Aldrick Robinson, CB Greg Ducre, DL Jackson Jeffcoat, QB Kirk Cousins, RB Silas Redd, OG Spencer Long, OT Tyler Polumbus inactive for Week 9.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:39:32 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is expected to be put through a rigorous workout Wednesday, Oct. 22, that will give team officials a better idea of where he's at in his recovery. Griffin has already joined practices for stretching, warm-ups, individual drills and limited handoffs with the scout team. Head coach Jay Gruden has said he'd like to have Griffin log at least two weeks of practice before returning to a starting role. QB Colt McCoy appears to have the inside track to start in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys if it's between he and QB Kirk Cousins. "It's a good sign the way Colt finished the game, ran the offense," Gruden said, alluding to his poise and efficiency in engineering the game-winning touchdown drive on the last possession, which started with 3 minutes and 14 seconds remaining. "Very smart and very efficient. Did some good things."
Fantasy Tip: It would be a surprise to see Griffin start against the Cowboys on Monday night. McCoy will be cheap at FantasyScore, but he's not worth considering on the road against a a stout Dallas D.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:02:37 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans. After the game, head coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Oct. 19, that a decision on the starting quarterback for Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys will be made during the week. It's uncertain if QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is an option.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:17:04 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy entered the team's Week 7 game after QB Kirk Cousins was benched.
Fantasy Tip: McCoy likely would be a short-term option at quarterback since Robert Griffin should return in the near future. Owners should not consider starting Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy if they are the options next week.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:11:08 -0700
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said the team has plenty of confidence in QB Kirk Cousins despite the team's four-game losing streak in which Cousins has struggled mightily at times. "He's just taking in a lot of stuff right now, but once he gets through this, honestly, he'll be good to go," said Garcon. Cousins has 18 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and five fumbles in 13 career games. Cousins is expected to start in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins will cost $7,000 (14.0% of cap) at FantasyScore this week. Although he has a nice matchup against the Tennessee Titans, it's hard to place too much trust in him for your lineups.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:19:17 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is not in danger of being benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy after the team lost their fourth straight game in Week 6, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Cousins now leads the league with eight interceptions, with seven of them coming in the last three games.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins ($7,000 at FantasyScore this week) faces a weak Tennessee Titans defense in Week 7 at home. Cousins isn't an ideal option for your lineup, but he profiles as a sleeper pick this weekend if you're feeling bold.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 09:57:19 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins won't be limited to half the field because of Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman in the team's Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 6, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Fantasy Tip: Coming off a dreadful performance in Week 4 and facing a tough Seattle secondary, Cousins is going to have a tough time living up to his $7,500 salary (15% of cap). Owners will want to look elsewhere for a quarterback at FantasyScore in Week 5.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:38:54 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 19 of his 33 pass attempts for 257 yards and had one touchdown and four interceptions Thursday, Sept. 25. He also lost a fumble.
Fantasy Tip: With a couple more starts like this one, Cousins can forget about hanging on to the starting job when RGIII is healthy. Although he has had some impressive performances, don't forget that Cousins is still relatively inexperienced and is likely to provide inconsistent results from week to week.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:01:28 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return as the team's backup If QB Kirk Cousins plays well in the coming weeks, and according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the team believes that Griffin is a "team guy" and would accept a backup role.
Fantasy Tip: Although a potential quarterback controversy is brewing, it won't amount to much if Cousins doesn't play well while Griffin is sidelined. Cousins has looked promising in limited action, but it will be interesting to see how he performs now that defenses will be game planning specifically for him. In the meantime, he is an unproven commodity and a risky play at FantasyScore.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:38:29 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has played well in relief of QB Robert Griffin III both this season and last year, but there is a trend that has continued in Cousins' two games this year: teams have been able to figure him out as the games go along. He completed his first 12 passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 and opened the game with eight straight completions against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, but then he completed only around half of his remaining throws in those games. Down the stretch last year, Cousins' stats were worse with each loss, and he threw four touchdowns to five interceptions down the stretch.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins will find it hard to top his Week 3 performance Thursday night against the New York Giants. He could still put up a respectable stat line, but it may be hard for him to return on his $8,700 FantasyScore salary.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:48:19 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden did not rule out QB Kirk Cousins permanently replacing QB Robert Griffin III at quarterback. "Crazy things have happened in NFL," Gruden said. "I'm not going to discount anything"
Fantasy Tip: This will something to monitor as RG3 gets closer to being ready to go, even though it is probably a bit of a long shot at the moment that a permanent switch happens.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:43:00 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is more of a pocket passer than QB Robert Griffin III, and Cousins sees the field better. Cousins kept the team out of danger in Week 2 by quickly throwing the ball at a receiver's feet with a rusher in his face instead of trying to force the ball downfield like Griffin has frequently done. Cousins may not be as dangerous as Griffin in zone-read plays, but Cousins has shown he can make good, quick decisions in the pocket after going through his progressions quickly.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins is still learning, but he could find success in place of Griffin, because this system seems to fit him the best. His numbers won't always be eye-popping, but for instance, he could easily return great value on his $7,600 FantasyScore salary against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:47 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return around eight weeks after head coach Jon Gruden said Griffin will be in a cast for the next 10 days. After that, he'll likely spend four to six weeks rehabbing his dislocated left ankle. QB Kirk Cousins will continue to start in place of Griffin in the meantime.
Fantasy Tip: You can avoid Griffin at FantasyScore for a while, and he may not be of much use when he returns, either. Meanwhile, Cousins ($7,600) is an attractive option against the Philadelphia Eagles if you're willing to pass up some of the bigger names at quarterback.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:09:44 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has the skill set suited for what head coach Jay Gruden wants to do with the offense, according to a person with knowledge of Gruden's thinking. Gruden thinks Cousins can succeed in the offense better than QB Robert Griffin III (ankle), but Gruden understood it would have been impossible to make a quarterback change without Griffin being injured. Gruden was having a hard time getting Griffin to grasp the drop-back passing system the last few months.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins looked good replacing Griffin, going 22-for-33 for 250 yards and two touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has another nice matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, and he might be worth a play in FantasyScore with what will likely be a bargain price.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:13:12 -0700
Washington Redskins QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins aren't involved in any kind of quarterback controversy, according to head coach Jay Gruden. The first-team offense has yet to score a touchdown in the preseason, and Cousins has somewhat outplayed Griffin so far.
Fantasy Tip: We're still in the preseason, folks. Griffin would have to really tank early in the season or get injured for the 'Skins to think about a switch to Cousins. There is a lot to worry about with Griffin, but because of his poor performance in the preseason so far, he could be undervalued on your draft day.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:55:14 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was the best quarterback on the team during the Redskins-Patriots joint practices, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Reiss said Cousins had better mechanics, was more decisive with his ball release and ran the offense better than QB Robert Griffin III.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin will likely remain the starter, but it's not encouraging if the backup is starting to look better than him. If Griffin can stay healthy, he still has the ability to produce at a high level under new head coach Jay Gruden.
Mon, 12 May 2014 12:18:03 -0700
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team never came close to trading QB Kirk Cousins during the draft.
Fri, 09 May 2014 05:37:07 -0700
The Cleveland Browns offered the Washington Redskins a fourth-round pick for QB Kirk Cousins, according to sources. However, the Redskins wanted a higher pick, likely a second-round pick.
Thu, 08 May 2014 16:03:57 -0700
The Washington Redskins have heard from several teams interested in trading for QB Kirk Cousins, but it is not known if the team is willing to trade Cousins.
Wed, 07 May 2014 12:09:10 -0700
The Washington Redskins are not ruling out the possibility of trading QB Kirk Cousins during the 2014 NFL Draft, but it appears unlikely at this point, according to sources.
Tue, 06 May 2014 10:36:08 -0700
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said there have been "no conversations" about trading QB Kirk Cousins. Head coach Jay Gruden said the Redskins haven't heard anything from other teams on wanting to acquire Cousins, either. The Cleveland Browns have been rumored to have some interest in trading for Cousins.
Sat, 03 May 2014 13:15:56 -0700
The trade talks involving Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has been quiet to this point but could intensify leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft. One executive said Cousins was worth a third-round pick at most.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:41:36 -0700
The Cleveland Browns could consider pursuing a trade for Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins since they have 10 draft picks.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:38:05 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said the team has not received any calls from teams looking to trade for QB Kirk Cousins. Gruden said he wants to keep Cousins on the team in case QB Robert Griffin III suffers an injury at some point.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:12:18 -0800
The Washington Redskins have no interest in trading QB Kirk Cousins.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:18:45 -0800
The Washington Redskins would look to acquire a second-round draft choice if they are willing to trade QB Kirk Cousins this offseason. It is not known if the team has had any trade talks with other teams.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:42:36 -0800
If the Washington Redskins part with one of their three quarterbacks during the offseason, head coach Jay Gruden might jettison QB Rex Grossman, who is no longer needed to mentor QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:42:03 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins isn't expected to be traded unless some team grossly overpays for him. It is believed Cousins hurt his stock and value by struggling in three starts in December, and will not come close to fetching a high-round draft pick.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:29:39 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (eyes) underwent Lasik surgery Tuesday, Feb. 11, in order to improve his vision. Cousins has been playing with contacts but said the surgery will improve to 20-15 vision, which will help his play. "The more you can see out of the corner of your eye - blitzes, pass protection, open receivers - all of it is effective. When you have strong peripheral vision you can take in a lot of information at once," Cousins said.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:24:35 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he is open to being traded because he would like to lead an organization as a starting quarterback. Cousins said he likes his current situation and is willing to wait for a starting opportunity in the future.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:22:05 -0800
The Cleveland Browns aren't interested in trading for Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, according to sources. They believe QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is a better fit.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:09:30 -0800
With the Cleveland Browns hiring former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, there is speculation that the Browns could make a play to trade for Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins, after he expressed a desire to be traded in order to be a starter with a team. Shanahan has spent the last two years coaching Cousins in Washington.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:23:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has not asked for a trade at this time. Cousins is not unhappy with his current situation, but would welcome the chance to be a starting quarterback elsewhere.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 07:50:10 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is open to being traded in hopes of becoming a starting quarterback. Cousins has already talked to the team about possibly being moved. One team that could show interest in Cousins is the Cleveland Browns.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:31:44 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed only 19 of his 49 pass attempts for 169 yards with two interceptions and a lost fumble in the Week 17 game against the New York Giants. His record dropped to 0-3 as a starter this season. Beat writer Tarik El-Bashir feels that previous talk of Cousins being traded for a second-round draft pick might have been premature.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:02:18 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, Dec. 16, that the team did not alter the offense for QB Kirk Cousins, who started in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. "First off, I'm not really sure what people mean. I think the obvious things are you don't run the zone read as much," Shanahan said. "You've got (QB Robert Griffin III) who has that speed and the ability to make some plays running the football and can do some things off the play-action pass, but other than that we have the same offense." WR Pierre Garcon also said he did not see any difference in the offense.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins had a strong showing, although he also made some mistakes which will need to be cleaned up. Still, he is auditioning for a starting job somewhere in 2014, and if he keeps playing well, his stock will improve, and so will the return on investment for Washington.
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:32:37 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team could get a first-round draft choice for QB Kirk Cousins this offseason if Cousins plays well in the final three games of the season.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:45 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan continues to say that owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen were "100 percent" on board with his decision to shut down QB Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season. The three men decided collectively that it would be the best for the team if QB Kirk Cousins played out the season to give Griffin a chance to go into the offseason healthy. "The chance of coming back (from another injury)," Shanahan added, "would be very, very tough."
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:51:38 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said QB Robert Griffin III is still the team's franchise quarterback even though he is starting Week 15.