(NEW YORK) — After a week of deliberating, the Washington Redskins have decided to start quarterback Kirk Cousins in Sunday’s game versus the Cleveland Browns.
Cousins will take the place of Robert Griffin III, who suffered a sprained knee ligament in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s game versus the Baltimore Ravens.
Griffin practiced in a limited capacity all week but ultimately the team didn’t feel comfortable with him starting.
“The decision was not my own…,” Griffin tweeted. “But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can.”
Cousins, who was drafted in the fourth round of this years NFL draft, has made two appearances this season, completing 7-of-11 passes for 137 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN