Don't ever question Kirk Cousins' commitment to the Redskins.
Cousins, who scurried to the hospital after practice on Thursday to be with his wife, Julie, who's about to give birth to their child, wasn't at Washington's facility on Friday.
Well, he wasn't there physically, that is. But the QB still made sure to check in with his teammates and squeeze in some preparation for Monday's game vs. the Chiefs even while he was anxiously waiting at the hospital.
"I did have him on FaceTime during the meeting," backup passer Colt McCoy told reporters in Ashburn. "He actually went through the meeting with us. He was taking notes and I was talking to him about what Kevin [O'Connell] and Jay [Gruden] were telling me."
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It sounds like Cousins stayed on the line for a decent amount of time, too.
"My battery's dead," McCoy said. "So we were on there for a while."
Some online have worried about how the timing of the child's birth will affect No. 8's performance in Kansas City. As evidenced by his FaceTime session, though, Cousins is clearly still keeping a large part of his mind on his day job.
And McCoy isn't stressing about the starter, so you absolutely shouldn't be either.
"He's fine," McCoy said, "he's really smart, he knows what we're trying to get accomplished."
The NFL sent two teams to LA this offseason, and the Redskins wasted no time visiting both.
For the second time this season, the Redskins are in Los Angeles; this time, it's to take on the surging Chargers. Having won four of their last six, the Chargers find themselves right in the thick of the AFC title race.
The stakes are somewhat lower for the Redskins, who find themselves playing the role of spoiler today.
So far, the Redskins have released their Inactive List for this afternoon's game.
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CARSON, CA.— The Redskins will be without some key players for their game today but, given the injury-plagued nature of 2017 season, you already knew that.
The following players will be inactive today as the Redskins visit the Chargers:
- TE Jordan Reed
- S Montae Nicholson
- WR Maurice Harris
- WR Robert Davis
- C Chase Roullier
- DL Terrell McClain
- G Kyle Kalis
Reed, Nicholson, and Harris were declared out on the final injury report on Friday.
Reed, the 2016 Pro Bowl tight end, will miss his sixth straight game with a hamstring injury. He did not practice all week. As we get closer to the end of the season there may be some talk of shutting him down for the year but for now this isj ust for this week.
Earlier this week, it looked like Nicholson would have a shot at playing after missing two games with a concussion. He was able to practice on Monday. But Jay Gruden said that he suffered a setback in his recovery. The rookie did not practice the rest of the week.
The declaration that Harris would be out with a concussion was somewhat surprising as he practiced on a limited basis and told reporters during the week that he expected to play. But concussions are hard to predict and he could not get cleared through the concussion protocol.
Listed as questionable in the final injury report were McClain (toe) and Roullier (hand). The both practiced on a limited basis last week but likely need another week to rehab. Roullier’s absence means that Tony Bergstrom will start his third straight game at center.
The good news is that the Redskins ’bookend offensive tackles, Trent Williams (knee) and Morgan Moses (ankles) will start. Both were listed as questionable.
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