Team doctors “are going to keep playing it by sight, come out, watch me, and then figure out what they think the best progression is for me,” Griffin said.
Last week, he worked with the first-string offense. He usually practices only with the scout team.
Cousins was critical of the four failed series with which the Redskins began Sunday’s game, but he believes the extended playing time and positive results helped him grow.
“I view every opportunity I get as a chance to sell myself to these coaches here in D.C., to 31 other coaches, 31 other teams,” he said. “Every opportunity I get, I want to make the most of it and be fully prepared for those moments when they come.”
Cousins debuted for reporters — and an ESPN audience — a new buzz haircut and cracked up reporters with the story of how he ended up with it.
On Monday, he caught video of his postgame news conference from the previous day and decided he needed a haircut.
“The lady who cut my hair wasn’t speaking English all that clearly,” Cousins said. “There was a communication breakdown. And she basically gave me a mohawk.
“I had my glasses on; she took them off to cut my hair. I couldn’t stop her obviously because I couldn’t see. She wheels me back around, I look in the mirror, realize I have a mohawk and I tell her, ‘Just shave it off, I don’t know what to tell you.’ She just buzzed it off, and I’ve got to live with this for the next couple of weeks until it grows back.”
Cousins truly was embarrassed.
“The tough thing was I didn’t realize until that moment when she shaved it that I do have a receding hairline,” he said. “That was tough to take. My dad is more or less completely bald, and I was hoping that I wasn’t going to get his genes, but it clearly looks like I did. I’ve got to deal with that for the rest of my life now.”