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Over/under: Redskins QB Kirk Cousins’ numbers in 2017

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

As much as some fans hoped for a pleasant surprise between the Redskins and Kirk Cousins, for weeks it had become obvious that the quarterback would not be signing a long-term deal with the organization before Monday's deadline.  Part of that may have been that Washington never made a dollar offer that blew away the passer. The other part? Cousins wasn't going to sign.  Using the franchise tag in 2016 set the Cousins contract saga on at least a two-year course, and possibly three, as the guaranteed money became so valuable that a multi-year deal made little sense. Cousins spoke repeatedly on Tuesday about his desire to stay with the Redskins, and his comfort level of doing that on one-year deals. 

Need to Know: Redskins hot topics—Will they run more, Cousins distraction

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

As much as some fans hoped for a pleasant surprise between the Redskins and Kirk Cousins, for weeks it had become obvious that the quarterback would not be signing a long-term deal with the organization before Monday's deadline.  Part of that may have been that Washington never made a dollar offer that blew away the passer. The other part? Cousins wasn't going to sign.  Using the franchise tag in 2016 set the Cousins contract saga on at least a two-year course, and possibly three, as the guaranteed money became so valuable that a multi-year deal made little sense. Cousins spoke repeatedly on Tuesday about his desire to stay with the Redskins, and his comfort level of doing that on one-year deals. 

John Keim doesn’t know if Bruce Allen is intentionally mispronouncing Kirk Cousins’ name

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

There have been plenty of stories written about Kirk Cousins desire to stay in with the Redskins in the long term. Many have said that he is desperate to get out of Washington, D.C. and join Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco. But even if that couldn’t happen, the conventional wisdom has been that he wants to be anywhere other than where he is. Cousins directly contradicted that narrative in an appearance on The Grant and Danny Show on 106.7 The Fan. In an answer to the question, Cousins said that staying is Washington is his preference. “It has always been my first choice to be with the Redskins,” he said, a day after the deadline for him agreeing to a long-term contract with the Redskins passed

Kirk Cousins not offended by Washington’s statement or lack of a long-term deal

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

It’s not bad to be Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins right now. Cousins didn’t get a long-term deal from the team before Monday’s deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign extensions. The Redskins went on the offensive Monday afternoon, trying to fool their fans into believing Cousins was being greedy.

Washington Redskins president repeatedly gets Kirk Cousins name wrong after failed contract extension

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The relationship between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins front office has never been great, dating back to when he was still competing with Robert Griffin III for the starting job. Last year Washington placed the franchise tag on Cousins, preventing him from testing the waters of free agency, and this year, rather than offering Cousins a contract that could keep the quarterback in D.C. on its own merits, the team decided to throw the franchise tag on him again. Adam Schefter called the future of Cousins and the Redskins an "unprecedented situation," given that Cousins is the first quarterback to ever play under the franchise tag for two straight seasons.

Washington Redskins president repeatedly gets Kirk Cousins name wrong after failed contract extension

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The relationship between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins front office has never been great, dating back to when he was still competing with Robert Griffin III for the starting job. Last year Washington placed the franchise tag on Cousins, preventing him from testing the waters of free agency, and this year, rather than offering Cousins a contract that could keep the quarterback in D.C. on its own merits, the team decided to throw the franchise tag on him again. Adam Schefter called the future of Cousins and the Redskins an "unprecedented situation," given that Cousins is the first quarterback to ever play under the franchise tag for two straight seasons.

Tandler: The Redskins blew a chance to secure the QB position for the future

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 18, 9 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 198 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 54 days. Days until: —Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 23 —Preseason vs. Packers at FedEx Field (8/19) 32 —Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 46 Who’s next at quarterback for the Redskins? The Redskins will have their quarterback playing on a one-year deal. In 2018, Kirk Cousins will either be an unrestricted free agent or the Redskins will have to use another, even more expensive tag to keep him under team control for the year. With that in mind,

Bruce Allen seemingly referred to Kirk Cousins as “Kurt” five times in statement

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

As team president of the Washington Redskins, it would stand to reason that Bruce Allen would know the name of the team’s starting quarterback. Allen seemingly called him “Kurt” five separate times during the reading of the statement. Does he think his quarterback is actually named Kurt?

Redskins QB Cousins to play another season on franchise tag

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Kirk Cousins will be the first quarterback in NFL history to play consecutive seasons on the franchise tag. Cousins and the Washington Redskins didn't sign a long-term deal by the deadline Monday. Team president Bruce Allen said in a prepared statement that the Redskins' goal was to sign Cousins to a long-term contract and offered him $53 million guaranteed or $72 million in the event of injury.

Kirk Cousins’ agent has liked a couple of very interesting tweets recently

Monday, July 17th, 2017

While out of town in Florida, Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead received a disturbing phone call. His friend, who was dog sitting for Whitehead while he was out of town, had come to the residence to find Whitehead's new pitbull puppy Blitz, missing. Whitehead immediately booked a flight back home to Dallas when he received a call from a blocked number, claiming they had Blitz and were demanding ransom money to the tune of $10,000. A local Dallas NBC affiliate spoke with Whitehead about Blitz's disappearance, found on The Comeback's blog. In the interview, Whitehead said he agreed to pay the dognapper(s) their ransom money as long as they could prove his dog was OK. The dognapper(s) told Whitehead