Cousins believes RG3 will be ready Week 1

Cousins believes RG3 will be ready Week 1
June 24, 2013, 11:15 am
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Redskins can't wait for training camp to begin

Kirk Cousins is preparing as though he’ll be under center Week 1 against the Eagles. But the Redskins' No. 2 quarterback is starting to think he’ll be holding a clipboard instead, saying about Robert Griffin III on Monday, “I think he’ll be ready to go come Week 1.”

“Robert looked awesome, and I’m not just saying that,” Cousins told NFL Network during an interview on ‘NFL AM’. “Obviously he is a bit of freak in terms of his athleticism but he’s healed very quickly.”

During OTAs and minicamp, Cousins directed the first team offense while Griffin, recovering from major knee surgery, worked off to the side with other rehabbing Redskins.

Griffin has maintained all along that he intends to be ready when the season opens Sep. 9 at FedEx Field – or exactly eight months after having the ACL, LCL and meniscus in his right knee repaired.

Now, Cousins has become a believer in “All in for Week 1,” too.

“He couldn’t practice with us but he was on a separate field doing drills all spring during our OTAs and our minicamp,” Cousins continued. “He looked really good. I think he’ll be ready to go come Week 1. But obviously my mindset is to be ready no matter what. I’m getting ready all summer so I can be ready if called upon.”