Cousins will not start Washington's preseason finale, which has been moved to Wednesday due to expected weather conditions in the Tampa Bay area.
The game will be moved up to 8 PM ET on Wednesday to avoid severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine. Regardless, Cousins wasn't going to play, as head coach Jay Gruden had already tabbed third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld as the starter. Sudfeld will likely play the entire game if he doesn't get hurt, while Cousins will rest up for Week 1 against Pittsburgh.
It was Cousins' final appearance in the preseason as head coach Jay Gruden has already confirmed that the starters will not play next week against the Buccaneers. While the final stat line looks promising, it was easy to tell Cousins is still working on shaking off some preseason rust, as he underthrew several receivers and almost had another interception if it weren't for a penalty on the play. The second-year starter can put all that behind him now and focus on getting ready for a Week 1 prime time matchup with the Steelers.
Cousins played one drive in Washington's first preseason game and was a healthy scratch for the second. With the team returning all of its key weapons in the passing game, it shouldn't really matter how much playing time Cousins gets during the preseason. The more interesting development is Matt Jones' shoulder injury, as the
Cousins was held out of Friday's preseason win against the Jets, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Cousins was merely a healthy scratch, along with wideouts DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Expect Cousins to return to action Friday against the Bills in what will be a dress rehearsal of sorts for the regular season.
|P4||8/31/16||@ TB||8:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ CIN||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/24/16||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
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