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RGIII injury: Kirk Cousins to start for Redskins on Sunday

The Redskins will sit Robert Griffin III after he injured his knee last weekend, and will start fellow rookie Kirk Cousins against the Browns on Sunday.

Patrick Smith

The Washington Redskins will go with Kirk Cousins at quarterback on Sunday when they play the Cleveland Browns, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Rookie sensation Robert Griffin III will miss the game with a knee injury that he suffered last week against the Baltimore Ravens. Cousins reportedly received all the first-team reps in practice this week.

Griffin has been a revelation for the Redskins this year, completing 66 percent of his passes for 2,902 yards, 18 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. He's also rushed for 748 yards and six touchdowns, and has formed one of the most potent backfield combos in the league with fellow rookie Alfred Morris.

Cousins, a fellow rookie, came in for Griffin last week against Baltimore, and looked good while going 2-2 for 26 yards and a touchdown pass. This will be Cousins' first NFL start.

The Redskins and Browns kick off at 1 p.m. on Sunday from Cleveland Browns Stadium, and the game can be seen on FOX.