Redskins QB Cousins to face young Falcons defense
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will be facing a Falcons
defense that includes at least four rookie starters as he makes his
first start of the season.
Coach Mike Shanahan benched Robert Griffin III this week for the
final three games. Griffin is Washington’s inactive third
quarterback Sunday. Rex Grossman is the backup for Cousins.
The Falcons are holding out safety Thomas DeCoud (concussion).
Rookie safety Zeke Motta will make his first start, joining
cornerback Desmond Trufant and linebackers Paul Worrilow and Joplo
Bartu as first-year starters.
Running back Antone Smith (knee) also is inactive for
Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) will miss his
fourth straight game. Chris Baker is starting ahead of defensive
end Kedric Golston.
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