Mike Shanahan’s evil genius plan to prop up Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins got a boost, as the Falcons are going to try to defend him with a bunch of rookies.
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud is out this week. He’ll be replaced by rookie Zeke Motta, a seventh-round pick from Notre Dame.
The Falcons recently replaced veteran corner Asante Samuel with Robert Alford, meaning Cousins will get to begin his stint as the Redskins starter against three rookies in a secondary that hasn’t distinguished itself in any way this year.
If it works, Shanahan can take credit for another mastermind move.