|Shanahan sits RG3, Cousins will start for Redskins
Updated Dec 11, 03:37 PM
ASHBURN, Va. - Mike Shanahan gave Robert Griffin III a rest, and may have turned up the pressure on himself, too.
Shanahan said he is benching Griffin to keep the quarterback healthy for the offseason, pointing out the 24 sacks and other hits Griffin has taken over the last five games.
Shanahan cited the need for Griffin to have a full offseason of development after missing this year's workouts while rehabbing from knee surgery.