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Well, looks like RG III has a seat reserved for him on the bench. Kirk Cousins will replace Robert Griffin III at quarterback Sunday when the Washington Redskins face the Atlanta Falcons, a high-ranking team official confirmed to ESPN.com. NFL Network had earlier reported Cousins would start.

Coach Mike Shanahan raised the possibility Monday of benching Griffin for the last three regular-season games, citing 24 sacks in the past five games and the desire to keep him healthy for the offseason. Griffin’s offseason work this year was compromised by the major knee injury he suffered in the team’s playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January.

A team source on Tuesday said owner Dan Snyder would not intervene if Shanahan decided to make a switch at quarterback.

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