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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.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:33:28 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said that he's been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Fantasy Tip: You can obviously drop RG3 in all single-year formats. Kirk Cousins will see action in the final three games, and he is a sleeper one-week play against a struggling Atlanta Falcons defense in Week 15.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:31:27 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III did not receive any snaps during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. QB Kirk Cousins received the first snaps during practice and was followed by QB Rex Grossman.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:14:02 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will start over QB Robert Griffin III against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15.
Fantasy Tip: Atlanta is one of the worst teams against the pass in 2013, and Cousins has a great opportunity to shine this week. Robert Griffin III owners can cut bait at this point, except maybe in dynasty leagues. Cousins is a decent option for a one-week play. However, it's hard to suggest starting such an unknown in your fantasy playoffs with a lot of conviction.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:24:32 -0800
The feeling inside the Washington Redskins' facility is that head coach Mike Shanahan will star QB Kirk Cousins in Week 15 unless QB Robert Griffin III can talk him out of it.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:06:30 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has yet to name a starting quarterback between QBs Robert Griffin III or Kirk Cousins for Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. Shanahan is expected to make his decision Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Fantasy Tip: The longer we wait for a decision, the more likely it seems that Cousins will get the nod. If you've been starting Griffin in your league, it's time to look for a replacement just in case.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:29:08 -0800
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder reportedly will not intervene if head coach Mike Shanahan benches QB Robert Griffin III for the final three regular season games this year. "He won't step in and interfere with that," a person familiar with the situation said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. "He's not going to step into a personnel decision that way." Shanahan said he'll decide by Wednesday, Dec. 11, whether to sit Griffin in favor of QB Kirk Cousins.
Fantasy Tip: It's risky to rely on RG3 this weekend, as it looks as though the chances are increasing that he won't play again this year. Cousins has looked good the few times he's filled in for Griffin, but it wouldn't be smart to trust him with your season on the line.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:22:04 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan declined to name a starting quarterback for the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. QB Robert Griffin III was pulled during the Week 14 blowout against the Kansas City Chiefs, giving way to QB Kirk Cousins. "We'll talk about that later," Shanahan said Sunday, Dec. 8. "That's with anybody in any position. We'll look at injuries, we'll look at where we are and what direction we're going."
Fantasy Tip: Griffin's frustrating season continues. The 'Skins have a nice matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15, making whoever starts at QB for Washington a sleeper choice as a midrange QB1. However, in the fantasy playoffs, it'd be tough to go that route.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:30:25 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he does not plan on playing QB Kirk Cousins in the final four games of the season unless QB Robert Griffin III gets injured.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:30:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) suffered a left knee injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos, and he was replaced by QB Kirk Cousins. Griffin did not return to the game as a precaution.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:10:25 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III is healthy, and the team will not consider playing QB Kirk Cousins.
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 15:22:03 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (knee) and DT Barry Cofield (hand) are listed as probable for the team's Week 1 game.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:01:44 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) and FS Brandon Meriweather (groin) were limited in practice Friday, Sept. 6.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:04:47 -0700
Washington Redskins DT Barry Cofield (hand) and QB Kirk Cousins (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 5.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 09:11:01 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) said he is "good to go" for the team's Week 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:56:39 -0700
The Washington Redskins are keeping QBs Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman and Pat White on their active roster for now.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:17:35 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) said Monday, Aug. 26, that there is "no doubt at all" that he will be ready for the regular season opener Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was able to practice Monday, but said he isn't quite 100 percent when it comes to rolling out or quick changes of direction. Cousins has been getting three or four treatments per day.
Fantasy Tip: There is still uncertainty if Robert Griffin III (knee) will be ready to go, so Cousins could conceivably be called upon to start in Week 1. He wouldn't be worth using in standard formats, but certainly is worth keeping an eye on in 2 QB leagues if Griffin isn't healthy.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:34:03 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) won't play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, due to a mid-foot sprain.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:17:37 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) is not expected to play in the team's third preseason game because of his mid foot sprain. Cousins said he wants to be cautious with his injury because he wants to be ready for Week 1.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:13:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) has a mild foot sprain with no damaged ligaments.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:48:26 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) is scheduled to have an MRI Tuesday, Aug. 20, on his injured right foot. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, Aug. 19, that the team is hopeful that the injury to Cousins is not serious. "(The medical staff) feel like it's mild right now," Shanahan said. "So that's a good sign."
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:07:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) had X-rays on his foot, which came back negative. The injury is being called a mid-foot sprain.