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Kirk Cousins Wants To Avoid Becoming 'Flash In The Pan'

Jan 28, 2016 7:02 PM

Kirk Cousins has no expectations for his next contract.

“I don’t have any expectations,” Cousins said at the Washington Auto Show Wednesday night. “I just go forward knowing my job was to play football the best I could and whatever I do on the field will speak for itself.

“I just play football and try to find completions and avoid sacks and protect the football and win games. Hopefully I can do that at a high level. We’ll let the rest take care of itself.”

Cousins emerged this season as a starter quality quarterback.

“It does remind you of great moments in the season and positive things,” he said. “The key is to keep that going and for it not to be a flash in the pan or be a one-day deal, but that it could last and be something people can expect to see around here for a long time.”

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Washington Prepared To Use Franchise Tag On Kirk Cousins

Jan 10, 2016 11:43 AM

Washington is prepared to apply the franchise tag to Kirk Cousins if they are unable to agree upon a long-term contract.

Cousins' one-year, guaranteed salary with the franchise tag would be approximately $20 million and a 20 percent raise for year two.

If Washington plans to use the tag, it needs to be prepared to do a long-term deal with the tag as the starting point.

Albert Breer/NFL.com (via PFT)

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Wild Card Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 8, 2016 5:51 PM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all 12 2015 NFL playoff teams in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team as the playoffs begin.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers at Washington

Bye Teams


RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, IQ

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

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Full NFL Playoff Schedule With Times, TV Listings

Jan 4, 2016 12:47 AM

The NFL has announced its television schedule for the 2015 playoffs.

Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 9th
4:35 PM EST: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (ESPN)
8:15 PM EST: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

Sunday, January 10th
1:05 PM EST: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings (NBC)
4:40 PM EST: Green Bay Packers at Washington (FOX)

Divisional Weekend

Saturday, January 16th
4:35 PM EST: 3/4/5 at New England Patriots (CBS)
8:15 PM EST: 3/4/5 at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)

Sunday, January 17th
1:05 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
4:40 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Denver Broncos (CBS)

Championship Weekend

Sunday, January 24th
3:05 PM EST: AFC Championship (CBS)
6:40 PM EST: NFC Championship (FOX)

Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7th
6:30 PM EST: AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion (CBS)

Andrew Siciliano/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

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Kirk Cousins Likely To Remain With Washington

Dec 27, 2015 7:26 PM

Kirk Cousins planned his free agency perfectly, leading Washington to the playoffs.

"This is the happiest I've ever been as a football player," Cousins said.

Cousins is part of the 2012 NFL Draft class.

"I'm very proud of Kirk. We had the debacle at the end of the half. He kept his composure ... like he has his whole career," Jay Gruden said after the game.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins

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Washington Clinches NFC East With Win Over Eagles

Dec 27, 2015 12:49 AM

Washington has clinched the NFC East with a 38-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

As division champions, Washington will host a game Jan. 9 or 10 at FedEx Field, with Seattle (9-5), Green Bay (10-4) or Minnesota (9-5) their likely opponent.

Jay Gruden has been vindicated for his decision to start Kirk Cousins this season over Robert Griffin III.

Liz Clarke/Washington Post

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Kirk Cousins Files 'You Like That' Trademark

Dec 22, 2015 1:52 PM

Kirk Cousins has filed a trademark for his phrase "You Like That."

Cousins shouted to a CSN Sportsnet camera "You Like That" after their comeback win on Oct. 25th.

Cousins filed the trademark two days after the game.

Andie Hagemann/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

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Washington Signs Pierre Thomas

Dec 11, 2015 2:28 PM

Washington has signed Pierre Thomas.

Thomas spent one week with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this season. Thomas has been one of the NFL's better pass catching running backs.

Matt Jones and Alfred Morris are in a positional share for Washington.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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

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Kanell: Kirk Cousins Could Become Next Drew Brees
Drew Brees turned the ball over as much as Kirk Cousins during the early part of his career.

Liz Clarke/Washington Post

Washington Could Play Two Straight Weeks In London
Washington will face the Bengals on Oct. 30th at Wembley Stadium and could also face the Rams a week earlier.

Chris Lehourites/AP

ESPN Ranks Haynesworth, Harvin As Worst Ever NFL Contracts
ESPN ranks Albert Haynesworth's seven-year, $100 million contract with $41 million guaranteed with Washington as the worst contract in NFL history.

Thomas Neumann/ESPN

Washington Received No Offers For Robert Griffin III
The $16.155 million on option on Robert Griffin III was picked up by Washington last spring in a move Bruce Allen called a no-brainer at the time.

John Keim/ESPN

PFF: Kirk Cousins Was NFL's Worst Player In Week 6
Kirk Cousins completed only 25 percent of his passes of 10 yards or more and his -6.8 grade was nearly twice as bad as the second-worst QB.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

Jay Gruden Continuing 'Investment' In Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins has a passer rating of 77.4 and a 2-4 record this season.

Judy Battista/NFL.com

DeSean Jackson Out 3-4 Weeks With Strained Hamstring
DeSean Jackson is in his second season with Washington.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Washington To Keep Robert Griffin III As Backup QB
Daniel Snyder and president Bruce Allen want to keep Robert Griffin despite the financial risk associated with retaining him.

ESPN

Griffin Denies Liking Post Criticizing Washington
Some high-ranking Washington officials and coaches want to part ways with Robert Griffin, who has been sidelined with concussion symptoms.

ESPN

Washington To Start Kirk Cousins, Interested In Trading Robert Griffin
Some high ranking officials and coaches within the organization would like to trade Robert Griffin, but are meeting resistance from ownership.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

Robert Griffin III Will Be Reevaluated In 1-2 Weeks
Robert Griffin suffered concussion-like symptoms in an Aug. 20 preseason game.

John Keim/ESPN

Junior Galette Out For Season With Torn Achilles
Junior Galette was released by the Saints earlier this summer, less than a year after they signed him to an extension worth up to $41 million.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington Perhaps Prematurely Believes RGIII's Concussion Not Severe
Washington's medical staff will continue to monitor Robert Griffin for lingering symptoms and any setbacks.

Mike Jones/Washington Post

Robert Griffin III Feels He's Best Quarterback In NFL
Robert Griffin III has struggled with injuries since the end of his rookie season.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington Won't Change Nickname For New Stadium
Despite protests from Native Americans and others, Washington has maintained they won't change their longtime nickname.

John Keim/ESPN

Niles Paul Out For 2015 With Fractured Ankle
Niles Paul was set to be Washington's starting tight end.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

DeSean Jackson Separates Shoulder
DeSean Jackson is beginning his second season with Washington.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Ryan Kerrigan Agrees To $57.5M Extension With Washington
Ryan Kerrigan is now the third-highest paid linebacker in the NFL behind Justin Houston and Clay Matthews.

John Keim/ESPN

Haynesworth: You Have To Become Insane To Survive In NFL
Albert Haynesworth wrote an open letter talking to the 14-year-old version of himself for The Players Tribune.

Albert Haynesworth/The Players Tribune

Jay Gruden Hopes To Find Stability At Quarterback
Robert Griffin III will be the starter to begin the season and Jay Gruden has made it clear he must play well to keep the job.

John Keim/ESPN

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