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Robert Griffin III to be replaced by Redskins

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The Washington Redskins look set to replace Robert Griffin III, with reports from ESPN claiming that Kirk Cousins will start at quarterback for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Griffin has not been the same since coming back from a debilitating knee injury which kept him out of preseason and as a result has been sacked 24 times in the last five games, leaving Mike Shanahan, the Redskins coach, little choice but to consider benching him for the final three games of the season against the Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

Cousins, who was drafted in 2012 along with Griffin to the surprise of most, could take over at quarterback for the rest of the regular season with Shanahan hoping that his second-choice QB can pull the Redskins out of a poor run that sees them lie rock bottom of the NFC East with a 3-10 record.

Such a record includes a 45-10 demolition job by the Kansas City Chiefs - this season's surprise package - in their last game.

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