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Former NFL GM thinks Derek Carr’s deal ruins Redskins chances at contract with Cousins

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

On Thursday, quarterback Derek Carr signed a five-year extension with the Oakland Raiders worth $125 million. Carr's long-term deal has brought up the question of whether or not the same type of deal can get done between the Redskins and their quarterback Kirk Cousins. To give some answers to what's been a looming question for the Redskins since the start of the offseason is former Redskins GM Charley Casserly, a man whose made a living off of making deals.  Friday on the Sports Junkies, Casserly broke down what the Redskins would have to offer Cousins based off of what other QB's have been offered. Spoiler alert, it doesn't look good. "I don't see any way this thing ever gets done," Casserly

Carr extension has some good news for Redskins but Cousins deal will still cost big bucks

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

While we await the full details of Derek Carr’s contract extension we know enough to see what effect the deal will have on the Redskins’ efforts to negotiate a new deal with Kirk Cousins. The Carr extension has been anticipated for months. The 2014 second-round pick was going into the final year of his contract. There were strong incentives for both sides to get a deal done. Absent a deal, Carr was looking at going through the risks of the NFL season on a salary $1.1 million. The Raiders faced starting the Redskins-Cousins style franchise tag dance with Carr in 2018. It also seemed inevitable that Carr would become the highest-paid player in the game. He got there with a deal that has an average

What would Tom Brady get, if he pushed for top dollar?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Derek Carr contract raises plenty of questions regarding the deals to come for plenty of quarterbacks. While the Patriots could find a way to funnel some extra cash to the most underpaid player in the league as a supplement to a current agreement that runs through 2019, Brady never has (and never will) try to break the bank. What if Brady opted to drive a hard bargain, grabbing every dollar he could get, whether by holding out or playing out his deal and doing the year-to-year franchise-tag game?

DART Worst Transit Agency in America, Thanks to Dallas’ Suburban In-Laws

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority compared mass-transit agencies around the nation in terms of performance and efficiency. In most measures, DART is at the bottom. After five Dallas city appointees to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board defeated a suburban-backed, billion-dollar borrowing scheme by DART on Tuesday, the usual grumbling and ominous threats of withdrawals of membership in and support for the agency burbled up from the 'burbs. The city, they said, had better do what the suburbs want or they might pull out. This is like a guy who has already fathered 10 unfed, out-of-wedlock children threatening to pull out. Good idea! OK, we have talked at some length already about the

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Banning “Offensive” trademarks

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The decision was not made on the merits of “Redskins” — it was about a band with Asian-American members called “The Slants” — but the ruling negates the trademark office’s ruling on the Redskins case. The matter was of interest to baseball in connection with the Cleveland Indians mascot/logo Chief Wahoo, which some speculated could also lose its trademark protection if challenged.

Cap floor, not rookie deals, should be the focus of next CBA for players

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier wants players and teams to be able to negotiate new contracts whenever they want. When it comes to enhancements to the labor deal, Shazier should be taking up a different cause. Shazier, and all players, should be

Rapoport: Eric Decker agrees to 1-year contract with Titans

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that wide receiver Eric Decker has agreed to a 1-year contract with the Tennessee Titans.

NFL Mobile Update 06/18/2017

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Check out the latest headlines from around the NFL including wide receiver Eric Decker agreeing to a 1-year contract with the Tennessee Titans.

Unclear how Raiders’ Vegas stadium will benefit community

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

When the Oakland Raiders received a $750 million commitment from the Nevada Legislature in October to help build their future home in Las Vegas, they also were directed to ensure the greatest possible participation by the local community in the design, construction and operation of the stadium. Months later, after the team already has picked a general contractor and a design firm - neither based in Nevada - how that mandate will be carried out is still being negotiated. Construction workers cheered when the public board that oversees the proposed stadium approved an agreement kicking off the $1.9 billion project.

Eric Decker officially released

Monday, June 12th, 2017

In what has been a somewhat interesting breakup, wide receiver Eric Decker has been officially cut by the New York Jets, who recently made it clear that they would be moving on from the veteran in the form of a trade or release. Jets are releasing Eric Decker, per source. With other teams wanting NY to eat some Decker salary, NY could not make numbers work for trade.