RGIII out, Kirk Cousins gets the starting nod: Week 15 key actives/inactives
The Washington Redskins' surprising drive to the playoffs will have to continue, for at least one Sunday, without superstar quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Redskins will not dress RGIII for Sunday's game in Cleveland -- "The decision was not my own... But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can," Griffin tweeted late Saturday.
What other key lineup decisions could impact Week 15? Here are some of the key actives/inactives:
• Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys (finger): Bryant will play against Pittsburgh, despite an injured finger that will require surgery at some point. He will wear a padded glove designed to give him some extra protection.
paid off, apparently.
• Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins (knee): Griffin recovered rapidly this week after injuring his knee last Sunday -- just not rapidly enough to convince Washington's coaching staff to roll the dice with its franchise player. Kirk Cousins will start against Cleveland, in a must-win game for Washington.
• William Moore, S, Falcons (hamstring): Though having White in the lineup will be a boost for Atlanta, the Falcons were not as fortunate on the other side of the ball. Moore will not play, likely making it even tougher for Atlanta to slow Eli Manning and the Giants.
• Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers (hamstring): The Packers decided earlier this week that both Nelson and Donald Driver would sit out Week 15.
• Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers (ankle): The Panthers deemed Stewart out on Friday, meaning that DeAngelo Williams will carry the load for Carolina. • Brian Urlacher, LB, Bears (hamstring): It's still unclear if the Bears will get Urlacher back before the end of the regular season, and he definitely will not play Sunday against Green Bay. Making matters worse for Chicago: Geno Hayes also is inactive Sunday, further thinning the linebacking corps.