Kirk Cousins has mid-foot sprain

Kirk Cousins foot

The Washington Redskins better hope Robert Griffin III is all ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season, because their backup plan might be in doubt — at least for now.

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins got hurt on a scramble during the second quarter of the team’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. The Skins ran a bootleg and Cousins rolled to his right to pick up a first down, but was chased down by Lawrence Timmons and tackled by his feet. Cousins limped back to the huddle, went down to the ground, and the trainers came out to examine him.

X-rays came back negative, but the injury is being called a mid-foot sprain, which can be a Lisfranc injury.

Cousins was a fourth-round pick by the Skins last year. He came in for RG3 and helped the team beat the Baltimore Ravens last year, and he went 26-of-37 for 329 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in a win over the Cleveland Browns. Earlier on Monday, Jon Gruden said Cousins looked so good he would trade a first-round pick for the quarterback.

Kirk Cousins says NFL randomly drug tested him at his grandmother’s house

Kirk-Cousins-RedskinsWhen the NFL tells players they will be randomly drug tested at any time in any place, they are not exaggerating. Part of life in the NFL means having to wonder if a collector is going to show up while you’re out having a slice of pizza and demand that you take a pee in front of them. Heck, they might even show up when you’re visiting your grandma. Just ask Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Random means random. If you really want to encourage players from thinking twice before taking any banned substances, sometimes you have to show up at nana’s house. There may be people who print pictures of him but don’t even know his name (as this photo evidence suggests), but the NFL is fully aware of Kirk’s whereabouts at all times. Looks like he got a reminder of that on Wednesday.

H/T Game On!

Kirk Cousins called ‘Kurt’ in autograph signing promo (Picture)

Kurt Cousins

Kirk Cousins was generous enough to give some time last month to do an autograph signing. The only problem is his name was misspelled on a promotional item.

In case you were wondering, the former Michigan State and current Washington Redskins quarterback is Kirk, not “Kurt,” as it said in the promo.

Cousins took the blunder in stride.

We’re guessing that promo item came from Cousins’ Feb. 23 in-store autograph signing at Legends Sports & Games in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kurt, Kirk, it’s all the same. Surely Magic Johnson can understand the error.

H/T Danny (@recordsandradio)

Kirk Cousins will start for Redskins, not Robert Griffin III

It turns out that Robert Griffin III may be human after all.

The Washington Redskins announced late Saturday evening that backup Kirk Cousins will start at quarterback on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in place of Griffin.

According to The Washington Times’ Rich Campbell, the team said their priorities were to see Griffin’s joint stabilize and not to risk further injury. Griffin was diagnosed with a mild LCL sprain in his right knee after being crushed by Haloti Ngata during last weekend’s win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Griffin indicated on Twitter that he was not happy with the decision.

“The decision was not my own… But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can,” Griffin wrote.

There is no word if Griffin will be active for the game and able to serve as the backup.

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Friday that Cousins had taken all the snaps with the first-team offense during the week, so it’s no surprise to hear that the team is going with him as the starter.

Cousins completed both passes he attempted last weekend in relief of Griffin late in the game. He threw for a touchdown and ran for a two-point conversion to help send the game to overtime. Cousins is also a rookie. He was drafted in the fourth round out of Michigan State.