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Shanahan sits RG3; Cousins to start remaining Redskins games

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Washington Redskins quarterbacks Robert Griffin III, left, and Kirk Cousins work during a football practice on Wednesday in Ashburn, Va.

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ASHBURN, Va. — It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won’t play for the rest of the season.
Embattled Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan realized that and gave it his best shot Wednesday, speaking passionately at times in a 28-minute news conference that included references to the team’s “circus atmosphere” and insistences that the move isn’t a ploy to get himself fired.
The upshot is that Griffin will be the inactive third quarterback for the Redskins’ final three games, behind starter Kirk Cousins and backup Rex Grossman. Shanahan’s reasoning ...


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