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Redskins name Kirk Cousins starting quarterback

The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. Cousins started the team’s third preseason game on Saturday and completed 20-of-27 passes for 190 yards, tossing both a touchdown and an interception.

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