Washington Redskins Wiretap

Kirk Cousins Won't Sign New Deal Before Franchise Tag Applied

Feb 20, 2017 11:55 PM

Kirk Cousins will not sign a new deal with Washington before they apply the franchise tag upon him.

The deadline for turning the tag into a long-term contract continues to be July 15.

If he’s tagged, Cousins will rush to sign it, adding $23.94 million to the $19.95 million he earned last year. Cousins can then discuss a long-term deal with Washington with $23.94 million fully guaranteed for 2017.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Jordan Reed Lobbies To Keep Washington's Offense Together

Feb 14, 2017 7:41 AM

Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon will all be free agents next month, but Jordan Reed wants to see Washington keep their offense together.

"I think first of all, we got to bring Kirk back," Reed told SiriusXM NFL. "We got to bring Kirk back. We got to bring two of our most valuable weapons back -- Pierre and D-Jax -- for us to have a shot. So, I think we need to bring those guys back and add a couple more pieces on defense, and I think we'll be right were we need to be."

Cousins is believed to be the most likely of the three to return.

SiriusXM NFL

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bruce Allen Won't Let Scot McCloughan Talk To Media

Feb 10, 2017 8:10 AM

The Washington Post is reporting that Washington president Bruce Allen won't allow general manager Scot McCloughan to talk to the media.

Most GMs talk to reporters at the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine, but Allen won't permit McCloughan to do so.

That report comes as part of a longer story that describes the team as “uneasy,” “nervous” and “desperate” after missing the playoff.

Washington Post

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Kirk Cousins Willing To Play On Franchise Tag Again

Jan 26, 2017 4:38 PM

Kirk Cousins isn't sure what Washington is thinking with regard to his contract but he's willing to play on a one-year franchise tag if that option is presented for a second straight season.

"We will cross that bridge when we come to it, but I would probably do what I did last year," Cousins told ESPN after the NFC's Pro Bowl practice. "I will sign it and play with it. I'm not afraid."

Cousins signed a one-year franchise tender worth $19.953 million last season. This year's quarterback tag would increase to approximately $23.94 million, but it wouldn't offer Cousins the multiyear contract most players seek.

"It will be hard to have a lack of security at that point," Cousins said.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jay Gruden Expects Washington To Re-Sign Kirk Cousins

Jan 24, 2017 8:26 PM

Jay Gruden expects Washington to re-sign Kirk Cousins in the offseason.

Cousins enters the 2017 offseason with many options on the table, the likeliest one of all returning to Washington on a multi-year, nine-figure deal.

"We fully anticipate Kirk coming back," Gruden said Tuesday.

Since being named starter in 2015, Cousins has thrown for 9,083 yards, 54 touchdowns and just 23 interceptions and in that time.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jim Tomsula Hired By Washington As Defensive Line Coach

Jan 23, 2017 2:14 PM

Jim Tomsula has been hired by Washington as their defensive line coach.

Tomsula joins Greg Manusky's staff as Washington promoted the latter from outside linebackers coach to defensive coordinator.

Tomsula coached the San Francisco 49ers' defensive lines from 2007 to '14, spending the first four years working under then-coordinator Manusky. Tomsula stayed on board when Jim Harbaugh was hired in 2010.


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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Gus Bradley, Wade Phillips On Washington's Defensive Coordinator List

Jan 6, 2017 10:32 AM

Gus Bradley is atop Washington's list of prospective defensive coordinators.

Bradley was fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as head coach near the end of the 2016 season.

Bradley has ties with Washington general manager Scot McCloughan from when both were with the Seattle Seahawks.

Wade Phillips is also a potential candidate.

Mike Garafolo/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Washington Fires Entire Defensive Coaching Staff

Jan 5, 2017 12:32 PM

Jay Gruden has fired Washington's entire coaching staff on the defensive end of the ball.

Defensive coordinator Joe Barry was expected to be fired heading into the offseason.

Washington ranked 25th in Defensive DVOA during the 2016 season and 19th in points allowed.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Andy Reid Compares Tyreek Hill To DeSean Jackson

Jan 5, 2017 7:51 AM

For the second time in his coaching career, Andy Reid has a dynamic rookie on offense that can impact the game in multiple ways.

Tyreek Hill became the first rookie in NFL history to score a touchdown of 65 or more yards in four straight games with a 95-yard punt return in Week 17.

"A lot of guys have speed, but can't corner, they don't have the quickness that he has. He has a unique blend there. He's fun to watch," Reid said.

Reid also coached DeSean Jackson as a rookie in Philadelphia.

"I had DeSean Jackson and he kind of was the same," Reid explained. "When he was young he did all of the return stuff, we moved him all around the offense, he took snaps as a quarterback, we had him everywhere. He made it to the Pro Bowl in two different positions -- as a wide receiver and a returner."

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Sean McVay To Interview With 49ers, Rams

Jan 3, 2017 5:33 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have requested an interview with Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay.

McVay is also slated to interview with the Los Angeles Rams next week.

McVay won't turn 31 until late in January and was 28 when he was hired for his current job.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

RealGM Staff Report

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Jay Gruden Blasts Washington After Loss To Cardinals
Jay Gruden chewed out Washington after Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Cardinals.

John Keim/ESPN

Eagles Likely To Pursue DeSean Jackson In Offseason
DeSean Jackson and Doug Pederson are said to be big admirers of each other.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Washington Won't Decide On Kirk Cousins Until After Season
Placing the tag on Kirk Cousins is projected to cost Washington nearly $24 million in 2017.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Washington Prepared To Use Franchise Tag On Kirk Cousins Again
Kirk Cousins is being paid a guaranteed $19.95 million in 2016 after he became the second quarterback to play under the franchise tag.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

GMs Expect Kirk Cousins To Make At Least $20M Per Season
Kirk Cousins has the highest passer rating of any quarterback over their last 20 starts.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Dez Bryant, Josh Norman Scuffle After Cowboys' Win
Dez Bryant said "Washington needs to get their money back from Josh Norman" which was a callback to what Norman said last Thanksgiving.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Elliott Wants To Avoid 'Ball Security Issues' Against Washington
Ezekiel Elliott fumbled twice in Week 2 against Washington and was replaced by Alfred Morris on the Cowboys' game-winning drive.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Kirk Cousins Yells 'How Do You Like Me Now?!' Celebrating With GM
Kirk Cousins and Washington were unable to agree upon a long-term deal and is playing under the franchise tag.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States
With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jordan Reed Won't Let Concussion History Halt Career
Jordan Reed has suffered at least five concussions since he started playing college football, three of which have occurred in the NFL.

John Keim/ESPN

Jordan Reed Ruled Out For Week 6 With Concussion
Jordan Reed did not complain of any symptoms until Tuesday, when he entered the concussion protocol.

John Keim/ESPN

Jordan Reed Evaluated For Concussion
Jordan Reed has had a number of concussions throughout his football career.

RealGM Staff Report

NFL Acknowledges 'Bad Visual' In Browns-Washington Fumble
Sarah Thomas awarded possession to Washington long before Browns running back Duke Johnson, Jr. emerged from the pile with the ball.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Norman On Jones' Big Day Against Panthers: You Get What You Pay For
Josh Norman was allowed to leave the Panthers in the offseason.

David Newton/ESPN

Former Lineman Blames Washington Front Office For Media Leaks
This week it was reported that multiple offensive players were grumbling about Kirk Cousins.

Jake Russell/Washington Post

Gruden Disputes Notion He's Treating Cousins Differently Than Griffin
Kirk Cousins has struggled to begin the 2016 season.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

Norman To Shadow Beckham As Washington Wants Him To Earn His $75M
Odell Beckham was flagged three times for unnecessary roughness for tussles with Josh Norman during their meeting last season.

Britt McHenry/ESPN

Jay Gruden Has 'Total Faith' In Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins is playing under the $19.95 million franchise tag after he and Washington failed to agree upon a long-term deal.

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