Daniel Snyder is going to leave the decision as to who starts at quarterback on Sunday against the Falcons up to Mike Shanahan—assuming that Shanahan is still the coach at that time.
According to a report, Snyder will not intervene if Shanahan decides to bench Robert Griffin III and start backup Kirk Cousins. Shanahan said on Monday that he is considering doing that because he is concerned that Griffin has taken too many sacks in the last five games and he wants to make sure that the quarterback is healthy enough to participate in the offseason training program.
Jarrod Parker (elbow) hit 92 mph in his simulated game on Saturday.
Parker's surgery was in March of last year, knocking him out for all of 2014. Recovery has gone well for him, and he made a big step earlier in the Spring by throwing to live hitters. This was his second Tommy John procedure, so it's not a surprise that the Athletics are taking it slow with him. Parker had a decent year in 2013, his second full season in the majors, throwing 197 innings en route to a 3.97 ERA and 134 strikeouts. He's not a viable fantasy option this year, though, due to his injury. Analysis: Ben Diamond