Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/15/12

RG3 out, KC1 in.

A Redskins source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Kirk Cousins -- not Robert Griffin III -- will start Sunday's game against the Browns.

The team has been informed of the decision.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/280134067742195712

Confirmation also came from FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, who yesterday reported that Cousins received all of the first-team reps.

Minutes later, Griffin tweeted that the decision wasn't his, but is still lending support.

https://twitter.com/RGIII/status/280138681971527681

Though he was shaping up as a game-time decision, Griffin did next to nothing at practice this week while waiting to gain the go-ahead from doctors. Obviously the club's medical staff didn't feel comfortable subjecting Griffin, he of the sprained LCL, to game action. Not yet, anyway.

In any case, it'll be Cousins, the 6-foot-3 Michigan State product, making his first career start. While he's looked solid in limited spurts, the Browns, having allowed just two passing touchdowns in their last three games, pose a tough test for the rookie.

Look for the Redskins to lean heavily on running back Alfred Morris, as they continue to make a push for the postseason. Washington travels to Philadelphia in Week 16.

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