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Washington Redskins bench RG III in favor of Kirk Cousins

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The Washington Redskins have officially benched Robert Griffin III on Wednesday. According to ESPN.com a high ranking official in the Washington organization confirmed that second year backup, Kirk Cousins would get the start at quarterback. The Redskins face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Earlier in the week, Mike Shanahan hinted at a quarterback change during a weekly press conference. However, Shanahan used the bogus excuse of trying to keep Robert Griffin III healthy the rest of the season.

While owner Dan Snyder has stated that he won’t intervene with the coaches decision, it’s likely that he is not happy with the situation at all.

Here’s an excerpt from ESPN. “Shanahan, whose job security has been a topic of widespread scrutiny, said Monday he spoke with Snyder that morning, and that if he does switch quarterbacks, he'd discuss it first with the owner."

Many think that this is a power move by Mike Shanahan so he can get fired. There’s no way Shanahan is ready to quit his post and leave millions of dollars on the table. Mike Shanahan has $7 million left on his contract.

It's been a long year for the entire organization and the final three weeks will be a drag until that last whistle blows on Dec. 29 against New York.

It may sound inconceivable, but this could be the last we've seen of Robert Griffin III in a Washington uniform.

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