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Josh Norman Defends Decision To Work For FOX This Season

Aug 10, 2016 9:35 AM

Josh Norman will work for FOX Sports this season, a decision he made without asking the Washington Redskins for permission.

Norman defended the decision, saying that his segments will be filmed during his time off.

"It's my off time. I can do whatever I choose," the cornerback said.

Jay Gruden wasn't aware of Norman's second job, saying "that's the first, uh, I have no idea what you're talking about" when a reporter asked him about it.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

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Odell Beckham: Josh Norman 'Relevant Because Of Me'

Jul 21, 2016 7:31 AM

Odell Beckham, Jr. is doing nothing to fan the flames on his rivalry with Josh Norman.

Norman, who battled with Beckham as a member of the Carolina Panthers last season, signed with the Washington Redskins this offseason.

"The reason he's become so relevant is because of me," Beckham told GQ.

The Giants wide receiver told GQ that "for sure" Norman is in Washington because of him and called it a "smart business move for him."

John Keim/ESPN

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Kirk Cousins To Play 2016 Under Franchise Tag

Jul 15, 2016 4:15 PM

Kirk Cousins will play under the one-year franchise tag after he was unable to agree upon a deal with Washington.

Cousins, who will receive a guaranteed $19.95 million, becomes the second quarterback to play under the franchise tag. Drew Brees played under the tag in 2005 with the San Diego Chargers.

Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints in the following season with San Diego turning to Philip Rivers, a move that has worked out well for both parties.

In the other seven times in which a team used the franchise tag on a quarterback, the sides agreed to a deal by the deadline.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Kirk Cousins Won't Reach Long-Term Deal With Washington

Jul 8, 2016 8:13 AM

Washington won't come to an agreement with Kirk Cousins on a new deal by the July 15th deadline for franchise-tagged players, according to a source.

There has been an impasse between the two sides and it won't be broken over the next week.

Cousins will make $19.95 million in 2016 under the tag.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Chris Cooley: 'Washington Are Winning 11 Games Next Year'

Jul 1, 2016 8:25 AM

Chris Cooley, former Washington tight end, believes the team is going to take a big jump forward in 2016.

"(Washington is) winning 11 games next year," Cooley said on ESPN 980. "(Washington is) a building team that when you look around at the eyes of the people in the building, you're told we're damn good. We're really good. (Washinton is) winning 11 games next year. ...

"The team is so the Seattle Seahawks of 2012, with a little bit more experience at quarterback and maybe a little less talent on defense," Cooley later said. "They're winning 11 games, I'll tell you that, and I'll give you this as a bold prediction: 12 won't surprise me. I'm going to say it right now, June 30, before anyone else gets into this, before anyone else jumps on this bandwagon: they're winning 11 games. They're winning the division."

Oddsmakers would put Washington's win-total over/under at something like 7.5.

Dan Steinberg/Washington Post

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Jay-Z Name-Drops Josh Norman In New Song

Jun 29, 2016 9:25 AM

Josh Norman, who signed with the Washington Redskins this offseason, was mentioned by Jay-Z in a new release over the weekend.

Jay-Z, who rapped on DJ Khaled's "I Got The Keys," mentions the cornerback around the one-minute mark.

"I been speeding through life with no safety belt.
One-on-one with the corner, with no safety help.
I perform like Josh Norman, I ain’t normal."

A few of Norman's old Carolina Panthers teammates heard the song and ribbed Norman on Twitter.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

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Jamison Crowder Believes Washington Has Best Receiving Corps

Jun 21, 2016 7:10 PM

The Washington Redskins, who drafted first-rounder Josh Doctson, have the best group of receivers in the NFL, according to Jamison Crowder.

"Yeah, yeah, we do," Crowder told ESPN 980. "We think that, you know, we're the best in the league. Knowing that we've got guys like (DeSean Jackson), Pierre Garcon, like you said, Jordan Reed, he had a great season last year. We even added Vernon Davis at the tight end, but he's still another weapon that can really help us out in the passing game, and Niles Paul and myself, so we feel like we have a really talented group of receivers. We just have to go out there every day at practice and work on our game -- it starts on the practice field -- and make sure we're on the same page with Kirk or Colt (McCoy) or whoever is playing quarterback, so we'll be ready when the season comes around. The coaches know that we have a really talented group, we know that we have a really talented group, and I really can't wait to get out there and show the world how talented we are."

Crowder caught 59 receptions for 604 yards as a rookie last season.

Washington Post

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Sidwell Friends School Bans Washington Apparel

Jun 16, 2016 9:09 PM

Students at Sidwell Friends School will have to leave any apparel featuring the name or logo of Washington’s NFL team at home or risk violating the school's dress code.

The rule change comes after some prodding by the upper school’s student government.

Sidwell is a prominent school in Washington, D.C. that has been attended by the children of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and many others.

Benjamin Freed/Washingtonian

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Kirk Cousins: I'm Going To Get Better

Jun 14, 2016 9:14 AM

Kirk Cousins was a reserve for his first three seasons before taking over as the starter for Washington last season.

Cousins told CSN MidAtlantic that he expects to get better with one year of regular play under his belt.

"I am only going into Year 5 and haven't played a ton of football. But I'm able to grow and still improve as a player. I haven't plateaued—and that's exciting. We'll just keep stacking days on top of each other and see where it takes us," Cousins said.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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Kirk Cousins: 'No Progress' On New Contract

Jun 13, 2016 9:39 AM

There has been no progress in contract talks between the Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins.

Cousins has already signed his franchise tender, guaranteeing him $20 million for the 2016 season. The deadline for tagged players to sign new, long-term deals is July 15.

"No progress to speak of," Cousins said.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Washington: Laptop Containing Player Data Was Stolen
Washington has confirmed that confidential player data was put at risk for compromise after a laptop computer belonging to an athletic trainer was stolen in April.

Austin Knoblauch/NFL.com

Kirk Cousins, Washington Remain Optimistic About Long-Term Deal
Washington would like to sign Kirk Cousins to a multi-year deal that would carry a lower cap figure.

Mike Jones/Washington Post

Jordan Reed Agrees To Five-Year, $50M Extension With Washington
Jordan Reed caught 87 passes for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Washington Still Interested In Signing Kirk Cousins To Long-Term Deal
Kirk Cousins is under contract for 2016 at nearly $20 million.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Josh Norman Tried To Sign Tag With Panthers At Last Minute
Josh Norman made a last-minute attempt to sign his franchise tag with the Panthers, according to a league source and multiple reports.

David Newton/ESPN

Josh Norman Agrees To Sign With Washington
Josh Norman also considered the 49ers and Saints before choosing Washington.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Josh Norman Deciding Between Washington, New Orleans
The 49ers were also one of the frontrunners to sign Josh Norman, but his decision is now down to Washington and New Orleans.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

49ers, Washington Considered Frontrunners For Josh Norman
Washington and the San Francisco 49ers are strongly pursuing Josh Norman in free agency and are considered the frontrunners.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Robert Griffin III: No Pressure, No Diamonds
Robert Griffin acknowledged that not playing a down for Washington last season was mentally taxing.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Vernon Davis Signs With Washington
Scot McCloughan drafted Vernon Davis while with the 49ers.

John Keim/ESPN

Washington 'Gambling' On Matt Jones As No. 1 Running Back
Washington is prepared to have Matt Jones carry most of the load at running back.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Robert Griffin III Signs Two-Year Deal With Browns
Robert Griffin was the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year and has since struggled with injuries.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Alfred Morris Signs Two-Year Deal With Cowboys
In his first three years combined, Alfred Morris rushed for more yards (3,962) than any back in the NFL except for Marshawn Lynch.

ESPN

Washington Releases Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin had lost the starting job in August and served as Washington's No. 3 quarterback all season.

John Keim/ESPN

Dolphins, Cowboys, Washington Interested In Trading For Nick Foles
Nick Foles lost his job as starting quarterback last season.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Kirk Cousins Accepts Franchise Tender From Washington
Kirk Cousins won't miss any offseason work as a protest against the franchise tag.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Washington Uses Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag On Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins had a breakout season in 2015 as Washington's starting quarterback.

Grant Paulsen/106.7 The Fan

Washington Holding Robert Griffin III Trade Talks With Multiple Teams
Washington picked up Robert Griffin III's $16.15 million option for 2016.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Washington To Use Tag On Kirk Cousins
The franchise tag for the quarterback position would be worth $19.6 million while the transition tag would be worth $17.5 million.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chiefs, Eagles, Broncos Considered Top Spots For Robert Griffin
Robert Griffin III will be released by Washington by March 9th.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com