CSN Update: Cousins will sit for third preseason game
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins hasn’t been ruled out of Saturday’s game, but Coach Mike Shanahan said he’s a “longshot” to face the Bills.
If Cousins does not play, Shananan said backups Rex Grossman and Pat White will likely split the snaps “50-50.”
Shanahan also said he expects starters on both sides of the ball to play 20 snaps. That’s a lower total than usual for the third week of the preseason, presumably because of the team’s short turnaround after Monday night’s game.
Some other nuggets from Shanahan’s news conference:
- Robert Griffin III, who began facing the first team defense on Wednesday, has practiced fully the past two days, Shanahan said. “It has been a full practice for him," the coach told reporters Thursday. "We’ve had a chance to go against [scout team]. We’ve had a chance to go against our defense. So he’s had two excellent days, same thing he would have during the regular season.”
- Safety Brandon Meriweather has been held out of the previous two games as he recovers from ACL surgery and probably won’t play Saturday, either. “I just felt it’s a little early right now, watching him in practice," Shanahan said. "I think he’s close, but he’s not there yet. He might be ready for [Week 1], he might not.”
- Cornerback Josh Wilson, who is working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, will start, Shanahan said. Wilson did not play in the first two exhibitions.