December 9, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NFL News: Robert Griffin Out. Kirk Cousins, Roddy White, Terrell Suggs In



The Washington Redskins players have been informed that backup rookie QB Kirk Cousins will start at Cleveland in place of the injured Robert Griffin III, who practiced in a limited capacity this week, but was unable to earn medical clearance after it was determined that he could further damage his knee by playing against the Browns with the teams’ playoff hopes on the line, as they have to win-out to have any chance of making it to the postseason.


Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs (torn biceps, questionable) will play vs. the Broncos.


Falcons WR Roddy White (knee, questionable) will play against the Giants.


Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson was added to the injury report Saturday with an undisclosed illness, but is expected to start vs. the Redskins.


49ers WR Mario Manningham has been ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Patriots with a shoulder injury.


Vikings WR Percy Harvin underwent minor surgery on Saturday on his injured ankle. It is believed to be a clean-up procedure, and he is already on injured reserve.


The Pittsburgh Steelers’ top-ranked pass-defense will be put to the test against the Dallas Cowboys, as starting CB Ike Taylor is out with an ankle injury, and Cortez Allen is doubtful with a groin injury.


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