The Washington Times - December 15, 2013, 11:38AM

ATLANTA – Robert Griffin III is inactive for the Washington Redskins’ game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, leaving him unable to play even in the event of injury as Kirk Cousins gets his first start of the season.

The Redskins made the decision on Wednesday to shut down Griffin, who started the first 13 games this year. Cousins has played in two games, both in relief, and made his only other start during Week 15 last year in a road game against the Cleveland Browns. With Cousins starting, Rex Grossman will be the backup quarterback, marking the first time all season he has been active.

Tight end Jordan Reed is also inactive as he attempts to recover from a concussion sustained in a game Nov. 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Reed has missed the last four games and did not make the trip.

Free safety Bacarri Rambo, a sixth-round pick out of Georgia, will be inactive. He has seen extensive time in the last several games, though he was replaced by Jose Gumbs in the fourth quarter of the Redskins’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs a week ago.

Also inactive for the Redskins are left guard Josh LeRibeus, outside linebackers Darryl Tapp and Brandon Jenkins and cornerback Chase Minnifield. Rookie running back Jawan Jamison, signed off the practice squad on Tuesday, is active and will make his debut.

The Falcons will be without safety Thomas DeCoud, who was ruled out on Friday as he recovers from a concussion, and running back Antone Smith, who has been battling an unspecified knee injury. Also inactive for the Falcons are middle linebacker Omar Gaither, right tackles Sean Locklear and Terren Jones, tight end Chase Coffman and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.