A pair of teams dealing with quarterback injuries meet in Week 3 of the 2013 NFL preseason, with the Buffalo Bills visiting the Washington Redskins on Saturday afternoon. This is the first kickoff on a Saturday that will feature 10 matchups. The Redskins and Bills kick off at 4:30 pm ET with NFL Network on the coverage.
Sat., Aug. 24th, 2013 @ 4:30pm ET
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
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It’s been known that Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has been rehabbing from a knee injury. And while the second-year quarterback might be healthy and ready to go, Washington is taking zero chances this time around when dealing with bringing him along.
Griffin has yet to take a snap on the field in the preseason, but has been doing full participation in practice over the course of the last two weeks. He is not expected to play against Buffalo on Saturday though.
The Redskins’ backup quarterback Kirk Cousins went out of the Monday Night game against Pittsburgh with an a foot strain he suffered being tackled. X rays on Cousins were negative. In his place, Rex Grossman stepped in and helped lead the Redskins to a 24-13 win over the Steelers.
As for Buffalo, they have their own quarterback injury to deal with, with rookie E.J. Manuel to miss the rest of the preseason to have what is described as a minor knee operation. Regardless, this means that Manuel will not see the field until the regular season. The rookie first round draft pick was having a very solid preseason and appeared to be well on his way to solidifying himself as the starter.
This knee injury could throw that into a bit of murky water though. Kevin Kolb will get the start against the Redskins.