CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 18: Kirk Cousins #12 of the Washington Redskins drops back to pass against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 18, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Redskins 33-31. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Kirk Cousins has a strong showing against the Bears to throw the backup QB question into play.
With the days shrinking until opening day, roster trim downs and depth chart rearrangements are close at hand. For the Washington Redskins, a few key positions remain close battles, including at some very visible positions.
The starting quarterback question in Washington is as simple as looking at the team's top draft pick, Robert Griffin III, however, his backup remains a question. Rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins' performance in the preseason has been encouraging for the Redskins, who have kept Rex Grossman at the No. 2 quarterback spot, but must be giving some weight to Cousins' strong performance thus far.
At wide receiver, the cut line has closed in on a few Redskins battling for spots on the depth chart come opening day. Wideout Dezmon Briscoe has impressed during preseason and camp action, including 51 yards and a touchdown in last week's game against the Bears. Briscoe's move up the depth chart could mean the end of roster hopes for receivers Brandon Banks and Anthony Armstrong.
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