Cousins to test foot today

Cousins to test foot today
August 26, 2013, 12:45 pm
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CSN Update: Kirk Cousins happy with MRI result

Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins will give his sprained foot its first real test since he injured it last Monday night.

He said that the injury has improved to the point where he can job but he hasn’t done much more than that to this point. Cousins plans to push it a bit during today’s practice.

“I'm going to go out there today and see what I can do but I haven't really put it to the test yet,” he said.

He will try some planting and cutting today in an effort to see how the foot responds. As far as playing on Thursday’s preseason finale against the Bucs, Cousins said that he didn’t really know yet but it seemed doubtful.

“I haven't talked to coach Shanahan about what the plan is yet,” he said. “It will come down a little bit to how I do today and we'll go from there.”

“I do want to play Thursday but I'd rather be safe than sorry.”

Whether he plays or not, Cousins is confident that barring a setback he will be healthy by the time the season opener rolls around two weeks from today.

“No doubt at all,” he said. “At most I think this will be a two-week injury. I injured it three weeks before the opening game.”

It is not known yet if the Redskins will need Cousins to play against the Eagles on Sept. 9. The status of starting quarterback Robert Griffin III will be determined later this week.