The Washington Times - August 21, 2013, 12:20PM

Kirk Cousins walked through the Redskins locker room Wednesday morning with sandals on his bare feet. He did not use crutches, nor did he wear a walking boot on his sprained right foot.

“It’s kind of day to day right now,” said Cousins, who had an MRI exam Tuesday. “I’m still walking a little gingerly, but it’s getting better every day. The MRI showed nothing serious, nothing long term, which is really encouraging.”

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Cousins seemed resigned to sitting out the remaining two preseason games. With starting quarterback Robert Griffin III’s status for Week 1 undetermined as he progresses through the final stages of right knee rehabilitation, Cousins’ availability as a backup is critical.

“Every morning when I wake up and every day I go to treatment, just see how it feels, and go from there,” Cousins said. “At this time in the preseason, the experience is valuable to go out there and play. But it’s also not worth risking being available and ready for later in the year when the games really do matter.”