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Tue, 07 May 2013 05:51:50 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he knows he has to prepare as if he will be the team's Week 1 starter at quarterback in case QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is not ready. "You feel that added excitement or added urgency to be ready to go," Cousins said. "We don't know what it's going to look like. He may be ready by mid-August. He may be ready mid-September, mid-October. I don't know. That's not my job. My job is to get myself ready and when called upon, deliver. And I'm going to do all I can between now and then to do that."
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:02:08 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he will be ready to start Week 1 if QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is not ready to come back from his knee injury. "What I do know is I need to be ready and I will be," Cousins said. "And I will benefit greatly from the reps I get throughout (off-season workouts) as well as training camp and preseason games this coming August. I do believe he's gonna heal very quickly. I don't want to put any pressure on him to heal as fast as an [Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson], did but it wouldn't surprise me."
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:11:50 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he believes he can run the read-option offense but would have to be crisper in his ball handling and decision making because he is not as fast as QBs Robert Griffin III (knee) or QB Pat White. Cousins said he would be willing to work on the read-option plays during offseason workouts and training camp if the coaches want him to work on them.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:56:35 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he is not sure if QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will be ready for Week 1. He said Griffin will not return to the lineup until he is completely healthy. Shanahan indicated QB Kirk Cousins will receive all of the reps during offseason workouts but that Griffin will be watching film and workouts to get in mental reps.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin's recovery will be one of the biggest stories during the offseason and training camp. Griffin is definitely a starting quarterback in all fantasy formats, but owners that want Griffin will have to take a high-end No. 2 quarterback that they can use in case Griffin misses at least one regular season game. Cousins could be a short-term starter in deep leagues if Griffin misses some time but it will depend on the matchup.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 16:13:25 -0800
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is officially out for the remainder of the NFC Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 6. QB Kirk Cousins will try to rally the team from a 24-14 deficit with 5:26 remaining.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:24:00 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (illness), WR Joshua Morgan (hand, foot), C Will Montgomery (knee), DE Stephen Bowen (biceps), LB Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder), LB London Fletcher (ankle), LB Ryan Kerrigan (ankle), CB DeAngelo Hall (elbow), FS Madieu Williams (elbow), SS Jordan Pugh (ankle) and P Sav Rocca (knee) are listed as probable for the Wild Card playoff game. Fletcher did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 4, while the other players fully participated.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:49:53 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder), DE Stephen Bowen (biceps), QB Kirk Cousins (illness), LB London Fletcher (ankle), CB DeAngelo Hall (elbow), LB Ryan Kerrigan (ankle), C Will Montgomery (knee), WR Joshua Morgan (hand, foot), S Jordan Pugh (ankle), P Sav Rocca (knee) and S Madieu Williams (elbow) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 3.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 09:01:00 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:06:35 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (illness), LB London Fletcher (ankle), CB Domonique Johnson (knee) and OG Kory Lichtensteiger (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:30:51 -0800
The Buffalo Bills may try to acquire Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins this offseason if the scouting staff believes that Cousins is significantly better than any of the quarterback prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Redskins have indicated they would be open to listening to offers for Cousins.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:58:40 -0800
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson said there is little difference between QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins as far as guiding the offense. "I honestly don't think it was that much different at all because both of those guys are high energy guys, they both come in the huddle with a whole lot of confidence, they talk to us a lot and I think they pretty much come in the same way," Hankerson said. "Even though Kirk hasn't been a starter for the past 13 games, he always in practice, he always comes in with high intensity and he talks to us all the same like he has been the starter. Kirk, he's a guy that prepares hard each and every week like he is the starter and it obviously showed on Sunday."
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 04:31:26 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 15-of-19 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns after a playaction fake in Week 15. The Redskins have now passed for a league-leading 1,980 yards this season after playaction fakes.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:30:31 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 26-for-37 for 329 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 08:36:02 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is officially inactive in Week 15. QB Kirk Cousins will receive the start and be backed up by QB Rex Grossman.
Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:32:26 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will not start Week 15. QB Kirk Cousins will start in Griffin's place.
Fantasy Tip: Although Cousins was impressive in helping the 'Skins beat Baltimore in overtime last week, he should only be started in Week 15 if you're in an extremely deep league that allows for two QBs in your starting lineup. Alfred Morris may be relied on more than usual as a result.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:43:18 -0800
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is expected to make a decision on QB Robert Griffin III (knee) Saturday, Dec. 15, but the decision won't be publicized until game day Sunday, Dec. 16. Griffin was moving quite well in practice Friday, Dec. 14, but he favored his leg at times. QB Kirk Cousins would start if Griffin doesn't play.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:34:24 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has been receiving all of the first-team repetitions in practice this week, with QB Robert Griffin III (knee) only taking part in individual drills. Griffin has thrown to receivers, but he'll be a game-time decision this weekend.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:48:03 -0800
Washington Redskins quarterbacks have been told not to reveal anything to the media regarding the team's starter for Week 15 following the injury to QB Robert Griffin III (knee) last week. "I was advised not to comment on the rep distribution," QB Kirk Cousins said. "So I'm sorry, but I'm not going to say anything along those lines, just to protect my team and give us the best chance to win Sunday." Griffin went so far as to admit that his limited non-contact work in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12, was partly for show. "Coming out here and doing what I did in practice, it's kind of a showcase for you guys to see me move around, and that I'm not on crutches or limping or anything like that," Griffin said. "But it's also for (my teammates) to see that I'm OK, and if I do step out there between those lines that they don't have to worry about me."
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:44:56 -0800
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon made it sound as if QB Kirk Cousins would be starting in Week 15 with QB Robert Griffin III (knee) banged up. "We have to play well around Kirk so Kirk doesn't feel like he has to save the team and help him to be a comfortable as possible," Garcon said. However, head coach Mike Shanahan said he "definitely" has not ruled out Griffin for this weekend.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 21:49:33 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins came on in the fourth quarter of the Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens for the injured QB Robert Griffin III (knee), and he threw an 11-yard touchdown with 29 seconds left to force overtime. The Redskins won with a field goal in overtime. The Redskins are the first team since the 1970 merger to have two rookie quarterbacks lead fourth-quarter comebacks in the same season.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins might be a hot waiver wire addition heading into Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns. An MRI on Griffin's knee came back clear, and he was diagnosed with a sprained knee. Still, he could miss next Sunday's game, making Cousins worth a roster spot in deeper leagues and those formats which require two starting QBs.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:47:07 -0800
The Washington Redskins would have selected Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson with the 102nd overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft to back up QB Robert Griffin III; however, when Wilson was off the board, the team picked QB Kirk Cousins.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:16:52 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he will be better if he receives another chance to start at quarterback. Cousins threw two costly interceptions in relief of QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) in Week 5. "As a quarterback, you have to take the good with the bad, but I would just call them two critical errors," Cousins said. "Besides those two plays, beyond that, it was good football, but those two critical errors are what quarterbacks get killed on. You've got to avoid those. I will learn from those and be a much better quarterback after going through that."
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:13:46 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins would likely get his first NFL start in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings if QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) suffers any sort of setback this week following a concussion in the Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons. The team also has QB Rex Grossman on the roster, but he has been inactive in each of the team's five games this season.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 14:37:26 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 5-for-9 for 111 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. Cousins entered the game after QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) left with a mild concussion.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 18:16:40 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman is listed as the team's primary backup to QB Robert Griffin III on the Week 1 depth chart, with QB Kirk Cousins being used as the third QB.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:32:22 -0700
Washington Redskins head Mike Shanahan said QB Kirk Cousins will start the preseason finale Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:35:00 -0700
Last season the Washington Redskins entered training camp and the preseason with a quarterback controversy. This season, QB Robert Griffin III enters as the clear-cut starter, with QB Rex Grossman back this season to serve as the primary backup. Rookie QB Kirk Cousins is also in camp, and he'll serve as the No. 3 quarterback.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:30:39 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said there will be no quarterback competition between himself and QB Kirk Cousins. "With Kirk, it's fine. They brought me in for a reason," Griffin said. "We all know they brought me in to be the starter, and I plan to be the starter, and they brought him in for a reason as well. He knows that. And it's not a competition. Let's just go ahead and say that. But we're cool ... We work out together, we were roommates for rookie minicamp, so there's no conflict there."
Thu, 31 May 2012 06:29:12 -0700
The Washington Redskins signed QB Kirk Cousins to a four-year deal worth $2.57 million. The deal is expected to include a signing bonus of $472,688.
Thu, 17 May 2012 06:50:22 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins feels he will receive an opportunity to play if he shows he is good enough. "The cream always rises to the top, so if I'm as good as I hope to be some day, then I'm going to get that opportunity - whether here or somewhere else," Cousins said. "But this is a great opportunity to learn and develop and to grow."
Wed, 02 May 2012 05:36:26 -0700
Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur said QB Kirk Cousins was just too good a player to pass up on in the NFL Draft, even though the team selected QB Robert Griffin III No.2 overall. "I thought Kirk would've been gone long before the fourth round, and when he's sitting there, and you have a high grade on him, it's like you can't lose with that pick, in my opinion," LaFleur said. "You can never have enough good players, especially at arguably the most important position of all of sports. This is a nasty game where some times things happen, and you have to go with somebody else, so we want to make sure we're secure at that position."
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 12:07:23 -0700
QB John Beck is no longer in the plans of the Washington Redskins; his contract has been terminated by the team following the drafting of QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:49:16 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he was surprised to be taken by the Redskins but was told by head coach Mike Shanahan that they could not pass on him. "It is a little surprising. I was trying to forecast which teams would be in need of a quarterback, and I didn't see the Redskins thinking along those lines," Cousins said. "But coach Shanahan's words to me were that he couldn't pass me up, and he was excited to have me."
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:24:38 -0700
The Washington Redskins have selected Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins with the 102nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 05:20:16 -0700
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins could be a target in the fourth round of the NFL Draft for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:57:04 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs could consider taking Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins if he is available when they pick in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:49:18 -0700
The Denver Broncos could consider taking Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins if he is available when they pick in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 06:04:04 -0700
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins is scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos this week.
Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:05:54 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles could consider taking Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins or Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft if they want to take a quarterback early in the draft.
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:09:10 -0700
The Cleveland Browns will be hosting Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden, Alabama RB Trent Richardson, Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill and Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne this week. Also scheduled to visit are Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus, Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins and Virginia Tech RB David Wilson.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:02:16 -0700
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins is scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills this weekend. He is scheduled to work out for the Kansas City Chiefs next week and will also meet with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:15:38 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden, Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins, University of Alabama RB Trent Richardson, Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon and Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne for pre-draft visits.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:19:48 -0800
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins threw well during the NFL Scouting Combine and as a result, he could have emerged as the No. 3 quarterback prospect behind Stanford QB Andrew Luck and Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:38:24 -0800
Michigan State RB Edwin Baker, QB Kirk Cousins, WR B.J. Cunningham, WR Keshawn Martin, DB Trent Robinson, DL Jerel Worthy; Michigan WR Junior Hemingway, DL Mike Martin, OL David Molk; Wayne State DB J.J. Jones and Western Michigan WR Jordan White have all been invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.
Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:18:24 -0800
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins went 5 of 11 passes for 115 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the North squad at the Senior Bowl Saturday, Jan. 28.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:46:46 -0800
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins measured 6-foot-2 1/4, 209 pounds at the Senior Bowl.