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Griffin will not start

WASHINGTON — Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not start today against the Browns, the team said Saturday. Fellow rookie Kirk Cou­sins, who has appeared in two previous games, gets the call.

Griffin, who sprained his right knee last week against Baltimore, tweeted: "The decision was not my own. But I will be there for my team!!! In every way I possibly can."

The Redskins did not say if he or Rex Grossman, inactive all season, will be the No. 2.

School shooting: The Giants and Jets will honor those killed in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. (about 60 miles from New York) by wearing a decal with the initials of the school. The Patriots will have a black ribbon on their helmets and light 26 white flares before their night game.

Browns: Running back Trent Richardson was added to the injury report but is probable with an undisclosed illness.

Jets: Coach Rex Ryan said receiver Braylon Edwards, limited at practice all last week by a sore hamstring, will play Monday.

Ravens: Ray Lewis won't play despite being eligible to come off injured reserve. The linebacker, out since Oct. 14 with a torn right triceps, has practiced the past two weeks.

Injuries: Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring) and Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe (ribs) went on season-ending injured reserve.

Griffin will not start 12/15/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 15, 2012 11:40pm]
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