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Redskins QBs Colt McCoy, Kirk Cousins upbeat over development in the offense

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins practice at 11:45 a.m. ET Wednesday. Here are three areas of interest for your wake-up call:

  1. QB Robert Griffin III. Another day of work, though my guess is we won't be talking to him Wednesday. Griffin won't see the neurologist until Thursday so I wouldn't be surprised if we don't hear from him until after that time, but no one really knows. I know you only want to hear from him after he starts playing well, but I am curious to hear his thoughts on the other night and all the hits he's taking.

  2. The other quarterbacks. Both Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins are excited about their development in this offense. Yes, they're facing backups and both remain flawed quarterbacks. It's one reason why they haven't been able to nudge aside Griffin. But I'll have more on this in a future post. Cousins says what he's worked on most in the offseason that is paying off now. For what it's worth, Cousins will be the No. 2 quarterback Saturday as the two continue rotating.

  3. Tight end Jordan Reed. He practiced in full Tuesday so another good day would be a strong indication that he might be able to play at Baltimore Saturday -- unless the team decided to hold him out just to be safe. But the Redskins' first offense needs the work and they need some success. It's hard to get much going without their best pass-catching tight end in Reed and their most dangerous weapon in receiver DeSean Jackson. While Griffin has had his problems and hasn't shown enough growth, he would be helped by having all of his targets.