Shanahan expected to bench RG3, start Cousins

Shanahan expected to bench RG3, start Cousins
December 11, 2013, 8:15 am
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Could RGIII be sidelined for Falcons game?

Mike Shanahan is expected to name Kirk Cousins as the Redskins' starting quarterback for this Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, Comcast SportsNet's Tarik El-Bashir has confirmed with a team source. Reports also say RG3 will be inactive for the game.

Shanahan said on Monday the move was possible due to Robert Griffin III's health, as the second-year pro has been sacked 24 times in his last five games. Griffin was pulled in the fourth quarter of last Sunday's loss against the Kansas City Chiefs for Cousins who finished 7 for 16 with 59 yards.

CSN will have continuing coverage throughout the day as this story develops, including LIVE broadcasts of this afternoon's press conferences from Ashburn. Shanahan is expected to speak at 1 p.m.