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    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not play Saturday after all, a reversal of Thursday's decision clearing him for the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.

    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday that Kirk Cousins has been listed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. ESPN's Dianna Russini said her sources say Cousins will also be the start for the Redskins' season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

    Griffin sustained an apparent concussion last week in the Redskins' second preseason game.

    "We had anticipated yesterday that the patient would be cleared for full participation in game play this weekend, however, upon further scrutiny today of the neuropsychology data, I agree with the neuropsychologist that he should be held from game play this weekend and be retested in one-to-two weeks before a firm conclusion to return to game play can be made,” neurologist Dr. Robert N. Kurtzke said in a statement released by the team.

    Griffin evaded questions Thursday about which play caused the concussion or even if he actually had a concussion.

    "You've got to talk to the people who report that stuff," Griffin said. "I don't report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don't know."

    Griffin completed 6 of 13 passes for 44 yards in two preseason appearances, and the Redskins failed to score a touchdown with him leading the offense.

    In relief of Griffin last week, Cousins went 8 for 12, and Colt McCoy went 5 for 6, with both completing a touchdown pass.