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8 NFL Owners Contributed 6.7 Percent Of Money For Trump's Inauguration

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 PM

Eight NFL owners contributed to the inauguration of Donald Trump.

According to the FEC filing, NFL owners’ $7.25 million in contributions represented nearly one of every $15 donated to Trump’s inaugural committee.

Robert Kraft (Patriots), Jerry Jones (Cowboys), Woody Johnson (Jets), Bob McNair (Texans), Shahid Khan (Jaguars), Stan Kroenke (Rams) and Dan Snyder (Washington) each contributed $1 million. Ed Glazer (Buccaneers) contributed $250,000.

The $7.25 million donated to the inauguration by NFL franchise owners represented about 6.7 percent of all money contributed to the inaugural committee.

Lachlan Markay/The Daily Beast

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins

Trent Murphy Suspended Four Games For PED Violation

Apr 15, 2017 12:57 PM

Trent Murphy has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2017 season due to a PED violation.

Murphy's looming suspension had been reported last month, but he was appealing the decision. 

Entering his fourth season, Murphy is coming off his best year in 2016, with nine sacks as the Redskins' third outside linebacker behind Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Suspension

Kirk Cousins Doesn't Expect To Be Traded This Season

Apr 11, 2017 6:06 PM

Kirk Cousins expects to remain with Washington this season.

Cousins has already signed under the franchise tag and he doesn't anticipate being traded.

"I haven't heard anything. I'm not expecting anything to happen," Cousins said on NFL Live Tuesday. "And I'm looking forward to getting back to work with my teammates."

Cousins and Washington have been unable to agree upon a long-term contract.

Cousins will make $23.94 million under the tag this season.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Redskins Sign Zach Brown To One-Year, $4.65M Deal

Apr 4, 2017 7:55 AM

The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent linebacker Zach Brown to a one-year deal.

The pact could be worth as much as $4.65 million, according to a source.

Brown, 27, tallied 149 tackles for the Buffalo Bills in his breakout 2016 season.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Washington Won't Hire New GM Until After Draft

Mar 27, 2017 12:03 PM

Bruce Allen said the dismissal of Scot McCloughan as general manager of Washington was not over a power struggle.

Allen addressed the firing of McCloughan for the first time on Sunday.

"At the beginning of the league year, we needed some clarity," Allen said Sunday night from the owners meetings.

"I've heard all this different speculation," Allen said. "That's ridiculous. Scot and I have had conversations [before the firing]. We're on the same page.

"There's a personal side in that I brought him to (Washington) and hoped for, obviously, not just a different outcome but a better situation for him and for (Washington). Yeah, that hurts. I do wish him the best. I like Scot. It feels like our friendship obviously will be strained."

Allen said Washington won't hire anyone to replace McCloughan until after next month's draft.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Browns 'Aren't Expected' To Pursue Kirk Cousins Trade

Mar 15, 2017 8:56 AM

The Cleveland Browns "aren't expected" to pursue a trade for Kirk Cousins despite rumors that they are interested in the quarterback, according to a report.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer cited an unnamed league source in her report.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Kirk Cousins Denies Asking For Trade From Washington

Mar 14, 2017 2:34 PM

Kirk Cousins says he never demanded a trade to owner Dan Snyder but rather inquired what the team planned to do after placing the franchise tag on him.

Cousins told Adam Schefter on his Know Them From Adam podcast that his only reason for reaching out to Snyder, as well as team president Bruce Allen, was to gauge their intentions.

"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 (with Washington)."

Cousins said the first he heard of his trade demands was when a shoe store employee related Chris Mortensen's report to him while fitting his wife for shoes.

"I laughed and thought, 'I don't know where that comes from because that wasn't the case,'" Cousins told Schefter. "Somehow it got twisted to where an employee of the store is using the word 'demanded.' That's not the approach I took."

Cousins signed his franchise tender Friday, thereby guaranteeing a $24 million payday this season.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Terrelle Pryor: Washington QB Situation Can't Be As Bad As 2016 Browns

Mar 13, 2017 5:10 PM

Terrelle Pryor signed with Washington last week despite the lack of clarity at quarterback going forward.

Kirk Cousins is signed for 2017, but he reportedly asked for a trade and was rebuffed.

"I don't want to say it was my first priority because at the end of the day you want to be wanted," Pryor said. "You want to be with a team that wants you to be on the team. In Washington, they were very aggressive in terms of wanting me to be on the team. I played with six quarterbacks last year. I don't think it could get that bad. Obviously, I would like to play with Kirk (Cousins); I would be an idiot if I didn't believe that. I think he's a great quarterback and hopefully that's what happens."

Conor Orr/NFL

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Terrelle Pryor Agrees To One-Year, $8M Deal With Washington

Mar 10, 2017 7:56 PM

Washington has signed Terrelle Pryor Sr. to a one-year, $8 million deal.

Washington lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon at wide receiver this offseason.

Pryor led the Browns with 77 receptions, 1,007 yards and four touchdowns last season. 

Pryor became the second player in NFL history to have seasons with 1,000 passing yards and 1,000 receiving yards. The last was Marlin Briscoe, who had 1,589 yards passing in 1968 and 1,036 receiving in 1970.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Kirk Cousins Signs Franchise Tender With Washington

Mar 10, 2017 11:48 AM

Kirk Cousins has signed his franchise tender with Washington and can now be traded.

Washington, however, has shown no signs of wanting to trade him to this point.

Cousins received the nonexclusive tag last year at a cost of $19.953 million. Cousins will make $23.94 million if he plays under the tag.

Cousins and Washington can negotiate a long-term deal through July 15th.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Kirk Cousins To Soon Sign Franchise Tag
If Kirk Cousins plays under the tag this season, he will have made $43 million in guaranteed money in 2016 and 2017.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Washington Fires Scot McCloughan
An official with direct knowledge of the situation attributed the decision to Scot McCloughan's ongoing problems with alcohol.

Liz Clarke, John W. Cox, Mike Jones, Master Tesfatsion/Washington Post

DeSean Jackson Agrees To Three-Year, $35M Deal With Buccaneers
DeSean Jackson caught 56 balls for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns last season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Kirk Cousins Lobbies For Trade Directly To Dan Snyder
Washington has shown zero inclination to trade Kirk Cousins to date and continue to insist they plan on keeping him.

Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Pierre Garcon Expected To Sign With 49ers With $16M In Year 1
Kyle Shanahan is familiar with Pierre Garcon from his time with Washington.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Vernon Davis Signs Three-Year Deal With Washington
Vernon Davis caught 44 passes for 583 yards and two touchdowns last season for Washington.

John Keim/ESPN

Scot McCloughan Continues Unexplained Absence
Some close to the situation said privately that Scot McCloughan had been working on Washington's draft preparations all along, whether from his office or home.

Liz Clark, Mike Jones/Washington Post

Report: 'More Likely Than Not' Kirk Cousins Goes To 49ers
Washington has placed the franchise tag on Cousins but they're open to moving on from him with draft compensation.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Washington Wants Long-Term Resolution With Kirk Cousins
Washington believes Colt McCoy would be a bridge quarterback if they trade Kirk Cousins.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Washington Signs Jay Gruden To Two-Year Extension
Jay Gruden is now the first coach to receive an extension during the ownership tenure of Dan Snyder.

John Keim/ESPN

Kirk Cousins' Agent Meets With Washington On Long-Term Deal
Washington's latest offer is $20 million per year over five seasons with a low guarantee.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington Places Exclusive Franchise Tag On Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins also played last season under the franchise tag.

RealGM Staff Report

Kirk Cousins Would Only Accept Trade To 49ers
If Washington decides to trade Kirk Cousins, he would only accept a move to the 49ers.

John Keim/ESPN

Kirk Cousins Won't Sign New Deal Before Franchise Tag Applied
If he's tagged, Kirk Cousins will rush to sign it, adding $23.94 million to the $19.95 million he earned last year.

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Jordan Reed Lobbies To Keep Washington's Offense Together
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.

SiriusXM NFL

Bruce Allen Won't Let Scot McCloughan Talk To Media
Bruce Allen won't allow general manager Scot McCloughan to talk to the media.

Washington Post

Kirk Cousins Willing To Play On Franchise Tag Again
Kirk Cousins' franchise tag this season would increase to approximately $23.94 million.

James Walker/ESPN

Jay Gruden Expects Washington To Re-Sign Kirk Cousins
Kirk 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.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL.com

Jim Tomsula Hired By Washington As Defensive Line Coach
Jim Tomsula joins Greg Manusky's staff as Washington promoted the latter from outside linebackers coach to defensive coordinator.

John Keim/ESPN

Gus Bradley, Wade Phillips On Washington's Defensive Coordinator List
Gus Bradley has ties with Washington general manager Scot McCloughan from when both were with the Seahawks.

Mike Garafolo/NFL.com