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Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Cousins' teammate, Colt McCoy, will get Washington's starter's reps at quarterback this week.

The team hasn't completely ruled out the possible return of Robert Griffin this weekend, but at this stage, it's clear that if he remains out -- which is the likely outcome -- then McCoy will draw the team's Week 8 starting QB nod over Cousins.

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It's unclear who will start at quarterback in Week 8 for the Redskins, the Washington Post reports.

Cousins was benched in the second half of Week 7, Colt McCoy played well in relief, and Robert Griffin III is scheduled to return to practice this week. It will be important to see how takes the most practice reps this week.

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Cousins was replaced by Colt McCoy as the Redskins' quarterback to begin the second-half of Sunday's game versus the Titans, ESPN reports.

Cousins completed 10-of-16 passes for 139 yards and an interception, and also lost a fumble in a lackluster first-half Sunday. With the Redskins aiming to invigorate their offense, coach Jay Gruden opted to give McCoy the opportunity to start the second-half, which resulted in a 70-yard touchdown pass on Washington's first drive.

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Cousins completed 24-of-38 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 30-20 loss at Arizona.

It was a close game heading into the fourth quarter, but Cousins made a mess of things, throwing all three of his interceptions in the final 15 minutes. As usual, Cousins did make a couple of nice throws, including a 64-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson, although a majority of the damage came after the catch. The third-year QB is putting up solid fantasy numbers in the absence of RGIII, but the turnovers are starting to pile up (eight interceptions and one fumble lost). He did get back a major weapon Sunday, as TE Jordan Reed played for the first time since Week 1. Reed finished with eight catches for 92 yards, serving as a security blanket to Cousins, especially late in the second half with the Redskins in comeback mode. Cousins will try to get back on track next week, facing Tennessee at home.

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Cousins completed 21-of-36 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 27-17 loss to the Seahawks.

Cousins wasn't as good as the statistics indicate, as he largely struggled to move the ball, but did find DeSean Jackson for gains of 60 and 57 yards. While the 57-yard gain required an incredibly difficult throw, Cousins also missed some easier passes, especially early in the game. Of course, once you account for the opponent and the Redskins' inability to run the ball, this was an encouraging performance for a quarterback coming off a five-turnover game. Cousins is inconsistent, and he sometimes makes horribly ill-advised plays, but he's also proven to be quite capable of making superstar-caliber throws. He draws a potentially difficult matchup against the Cardinals next week, but with Arizona bothered by some key defensive injuries, Cousins might find things to his liking.

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Cousins completed 19-of-33 passes for 257 yards, with one touchdown, four interceptions and a lost fumble in Thursday's 45-14 loss to the Giants. He gained 12 yards on his lone carry.

Cousins had to face an underrated New York defense after facing a much softer Philly unit last week. The gap in the quality of his two performances was still surprisingly drastic, which seems to be a theme in the young signal-caller's rather limited career. He's looked excellent on a few separate occasions, but has also turned in some stinkers, notably struggling in the final two games of last season. It couldn't have been much worse Thursday, as each of the four interceptions was clearly Cousins' fault. He threw three picks in the third quarter alone, with each throw seemingly more ill-advised than the last. We can't totally forget about his fantastic performances in Weeks 2 and 3, but it's now hard to feel good about Cousins, heading into a dreadful Week 5 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Cousins completed 30-of-48 passes for 427 yards with three touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Eagles.

While his late interception all but sealed the game for the Eagles, Cousins was very solid overall, connecting with seven different receivers, including with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson for over 100 yards and a touchdown each. He threw 27 of his 48 passes to his starting wide receivers, while also throwing a touchdown to fullback Darrel Young for the second consecutive week. Cousins has the offense humming right now and he'll take that into Week 4 on Thursday against the Giants.

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With Robert Griffin having dislocated his left ankle Sunday, Cousins is slated to handle Washington's QB duties in the coming weeks, the Washington Post reports.

At this point, the main variable is how long the injury will keep Griffin out, with tests Monday on tap to get a better idea on that front. In any case, Cousins merits a pickup for those looking looking to bolster their QB situations, and of course, represents a priority add for those who roster Griffin.

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Cousins came on for an injured Robert Griffin (ankle) in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Jaguars and completed 22-of-33 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns.

Cousins completed passes to seven different receivers and led the Redskins to a big 41-10 victory despite also losing wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a shoulder injury. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Griffin may have suffered a dislocated ankle, which would leave Cousins as the starting quarterback for potentially the rest of the season.

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Redskins GM Bruce Allen confirms he "never came close" to dealing No. 2 QB Kirk Cousins during the draft.

That's because Cousins isn't worth more than a day-three pick. At that price, the Redskins are much better of keeping a player who's attempted 203 passes in two years behind Robert Griffin III. Cousins is not a commodity. Perhaps Twitter will begin to realize that.