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Redskins president Bruce Allen remained adamant Sunday that Kirk Cousins isn't leaving Washington.

"That’s why we franchised him," said Allen. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven’t talked to anyone." Allen's historical lack of trustworthiness renders his words insignificant. Cousins will become far likelier to stay with the Redskins if the draft comes and goes without him being traded.
Mar 26 - 10:21 PM

Redskins signed WR Brian Quick, formerly of the Rams, to a one-year contract.

The Rams reached for Quick at No. 33 overall in the 2012 draft, and it took him years to figure out the pro game coming out of small-school Appalachian State. Rams staffers were comparing him to Vincent Jackson and Terrell Owens coming out of college. Obviously, those comps never materialized, but Quick has good size at 6'3/218 and has a strong 14.3 career YPR average. Quick figures to slide in as the No. 4 receiver as long as Josh Doctson is healthy.
Mar 24 - 10:13 AM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette (Achilles') is targeting the start of training camp.

Meaning he will miss the entire offseason program. The ex-Saint hasn't played since 2014, tearing both Achilles' tendons in the interim. Galette turns 29 on March 27. Whatever he contributes this season will be a bonus.
Mar 21 - 6:41 PM

The Washington Post considers "just before the draft" the most likely time for a Kirk Cousins trade.

Reporter Mike Jones was quick to add there's "no indication" the Redskins have grown more amenable to a move. Jones correctly identifies the best trade window, as that's when Washington's leverage with other teams will be highest. It will decrease dramatically following the league's three days in Philadelphia. At this point, de facto GM Bruce Allen seems intent on holding onto Cousins no matter how much the would-be franchise quarterback resents him.
Mar 21 - 6:39 PM

Redskins re-signed OT Ty Nsekhe.

An exclusive free agent, he likely was kept on a one-year, minimum deal. Nsekhe performed very well when he was called upon as a spot starter during LT Trent Williams' four-game suspension last season. He will return as a quality swing tackle.
Mar 20 - 6:28 PM

Redskins signed LB Chris Carter, formerly of the Colts, to a one-year, $855,000 contract.

It comes with an $80,000 signing bonus. Carter is a journeyman reserve linebacker/special teamer. He appeared in 14 games between the Ravens and Colts last season.
Mar 16 - 3:06 PM

Redskins re-signed NT Ziggy Hood.

Hood was one of the worst run stoppers in the league last year, but will be back after starting 14 games. He should see a reduced 2017 role on base downs. Hood is entering his age-30 season.
Mar 15 - 6:31 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns "aren't expected" to make a run at Redskins franchise player Kirk Cousins, but that three other teams have in the past 10 days and were "immediately turned down."

Profootballtalk reported Tuesday there's a "growing belief" in league circles Cleveland will make a play for Washington's disgruntled quarterback. Beat writer Mary Kay Cabot reports it's unlikely because of both the draft pick compensation and contract the rebuilding Browns would have to shell out. It's still not a categorical denial. The Redskins have adopted a "This Is Fine." public posture with their quarterback, but the rest of the league isn't buying it.
Mar 14 - 7:09 PM

Profootballtalk reports there's a "growing belief" in league circles the Browns could pursue Redskins franchise player Kirk Cousins.

Per a league source, Cousins' concern upon signing the franchise tag was that he could be traded, "specifically" to Cleveland. The Browns have the cap space, draft picks and need to pursue a deal. Were Cousins to be acquired without a long-term contract already in tow, the sides would have until July 15 to come to an agreement. Although he's tried to tamp down the speculation in recent days, Cousins appears bitterly unhappy in Washington.
Mar 14 - 4:29 PM

Terrelle Pryor said he "obviously" wants to play with Kirk Cousins, but he is not worried about the situation.

"I played with six quarterbacks last year," Pryor said of his roller coaster ride in Cleveland. "I don't think it can get that bad." While his future after this season is murky at best, it does appear as if Cousins will be in Washington at least one more year. That is great news for Pryor, who plans to work with his new quarterback before the offseason program opens. With targets up for grabs following the departures of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, Pryor is shaping up as a high-end WR2 with the upside for more.
Source: ESPN
Mar 14 - 10:30 AM

On Adam Schefter's Know Them From Adam podcast, franchise-tagged Kirk Cousins claimed he never demanded a trade to owner Dan Snyder.

"I did inquire if there was any interest in trading me to get an understanding of their perspective," Cousins said. "The answer I got back was Mr. Snyder communicated his belief in me and desire for me to remain a Redskin." It is possible he never "demanded" a trade, but there has been too much smoke about Cousins wanting to get out of Washington for there not to be any fire. It still seems unlikely the two sides work out a long-term extension before the July 15 deadline.
Source: ESPN
Mar 14 - 10:24 AM

Redskins TE Niles Paul (shoulder) expects to be ready for OTAs.

Paul says he has not been fully cleared yet from November shoulder surgery, but he posted a picture of himself backflipping off a boat in Thailand in late February. He should be good to go once the offseason program opens. Paul caught 39 passes for 507 yards in 2014, but his career has been derailed by injury since. He may be fighting for his roster spot this offseason.
Mar 13 - 10:39 AM

Redskins signed WR Terrelle Pryor, formerly of the Browns, to a one-year, $6 million contract.

Things aren't going great in Washington, but this is a good signing for an offense which has lost a lot of receiving talent. Pryor's market wasn't nearly as hot as anticipated, so he's settling for a one-year, prove-it deal. He can make another $2 million in incentives. Pryor and Josh Doctson -- assuming Doctson is healthy -- give Washington a dynamic pair of outside receivers while Jordan Reed and Jamison Crowder are dangerous weapons inside. As long as Kirk Cousins sticks around, Washington's offense should continue to hum. Pryor will undoubtedly be looking for a monster year in his prove-it situation, and Washington has the target opportunity to make that happen, although there are many mouths to feed when everyone is healthy. Still, Pryor has high-end WR2 upside.
Mar 10 - 3:58 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Field Yates report that NFL Network's Mike Mayock has "emerged as a candidate" for the Redskins' GM job.

Mayock, 58, has worked at NFL Network since 2005 and been involved as a broadcaster for Notre Dame games and Thursday Night Football. Known as a draft guru, Mayock's star has dimmed a bit recently, as he likely simply doesn't have the time to devote to full-blown draft study with all of his other commitments. But a famous tape grinder, Mayock interviewed for a Raiders front-office job when now-deceased owner Al Davis was running the show. If John Lynch can be hired right out of the FOX booth with zero personnel experience, we wouldn't put it past Mayock landing a similar gig.
Mar 10 - 2:35 PM

Chick Hernandez of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports Kirk Cousins will not negotiate a long-term deal with the Redskins as long as Bruce Allen remains team president.

Hernandez went on to say Cousins' viewpoint of Allen and the way the situation with ex-GM Scot McCloughan was handled is shared by "most of the players." Surprisingly, employees seem to take umbrage when their boss publicly flogs a different employee with rumors which may or may not be true. While Cousins looks destined to stick around in Washington this season, it seems all but certain he will bolt next spring, leaving the Redskins without the quality talent evaluator they ran out of town and a franchise quarterback. This is fine.
Mar 10 - 12:42 PM


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