Kirk Cousins: 'Robert Griffin III looked awesome in practice'

Cousins: 'RG3 looked awesome in practice'
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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says that teammate Robert Griffin III is recovering well from knee surgery.

Kirk Cousins has said that Robert Griffin III looked "awesome" during off-season practices.

The Washington Redskins quarterback is recovering from a double knee ligament tear and is a doubt for the start of the 2013 NFL season.

The team's backup QB told NFL AM: "Robert looked awesome. I'm not just saying that. Obviously, he is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism, but he's healed very quickly.

"He couldn't practice with us, he was on a spate field doing drills all spring ... he looked really good, and I think he'll be ready to go in week one. But obviously my mindset is to be ready no matter what. And I'm getting ready all summer, so I can be ready if called upon.

"I think I have to be prepared to be a starter in this league, if I get called upon. I'm still expected to go in there, to play well and lead the Redskins to victory. So I have to be able to play like I am a starter in this league. Otherwise, I won't be in this league much longer."

Griffin was named the league's offensive rookie of the year in 2012.

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Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins on December 16, 2012
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