Washington Redskins Wiretap

Kirk Cousins, Washington Have 'Constant Dialogue' On Contract

May 23, 2017 11:53 AM

Washington remains engaged with Kirk Cousins on a long-term contract.

While Bruce Allen remains optimistic, he knows there might not be much movement for another two months.

Washington and Cousins have until July 15th to agree upon a long-term deal.

"There’s been constant dialogue," Allen said at the Redskins Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament at Army Navy Country Club. "I don’t want to say it’s every day. I do believe the July 15 league deadline will be the driving point, but it’s ongoing."

Cousins will make $24 million in guaranteed money this season if he plays under the franchise tag.

"I'm always an optimist," he said. "Even Kirk said it, there's a lot of players in the league on one-year deals. It’s the nature of it. We’d like to get a long-term deal and he should want to get a long-term deal."

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jay Gruden: Chris Thompson Is NFL's Best Third-Down Back

May 23, 2017 8:58 AM

Jay Gruden is pretty confident in Washington Redskins' running back Chris Thompson.

Thompson had 68 carries for 356 yards and three touchdowns and 49 catches for 349 yards and two touchdowns last season.

"I think Chris Thompson's role is big," Gruden said. "When you're talking about third downs, that's the most important down in football. There's nobody better as a third-down back in my opinion than Chris. He's got a huge role on this football team."

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Washington Signs Nico Marley, Bob Marley's Grandson

May 17, 2017 7:26 AM

Washington has signed undrafted linebacker Nico Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley.

Marley, out of Tulane, participated in Washington's rookie minicamp this past weekend.

He started every game at Tulane, the only FBS school to offer him a scholarship. Marley, whose father, Rohan, played linebacker at the University of Miami, recorded a school-record 50.5 career tackles for a loss.

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

Scot McCloughan Auctioning Items To Help Washington's Foundation

May 8, 2017 4:58 PM

Scot McCloughan is auctioning off items on eBay that he wore during his two years with the Washington Redskins, including an autographed camo hat.

The Redskins fired McCloughan on March 9 after an offseason of tension, according to reports.

The items he is auctioning off will benefit the team's foundation.

Jessica McCloughan told The Washington Post that: "When it's all said and done, Scot and I are still grateful that we were able to come here, so why not give back to the people that brought us here."

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Browns, Washington Deny Kirk Cousins Trade Talks

Apr 28, 2017 8:08 AM

Both the Cleveland Browns and Washington have denied a report that they discussed a possible Kirk Cousins trade.

The Browns used three first-round picks on Thursday night, none on a quarterback.

Sashi Brown dismissed the trade rumors as "bad reporting," while Jay Gruden said Washington didn't "receive one call" about Cousins.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

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

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Browns Attempting To Trade For Kirk Cousins

Apr 27, 2017 8:51 PM

The Cleveland Browns are attempting to acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington.

Cousins is set to play under the franchise tag for the second straight season.

The Browns were reportedly interested in drafting Mitchell Trubisky, who went second overall to the Bears.

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

Scot McCloughan Consulting On Draft For Multiple NFL Teams

Apr 27, 2017 3:03 PM

Scot McCloughan is running a scouting service that is being used by multiple NFL teams.

McCloughan was fired as general manager of Washington this offseason.

"As a matter of fact, Scott Campbell the other day, the team's director of college scouting, said McCloughan's influence is on their board as it's formulated right now," Garofalo said. "Now they've added some things since he's left, they've done their own work on that. But this process began before McCloughan left as a general manager, so his influence for sure is on that board. Let me add another wrinkle to this: Bruce Allen, the team president, said at the league meetings last month that McCloughan was free to work for other teams.

"He has done just that. He had a scouting service before he became the general manager of (Washington), and according to sources, he is back running that scouting service and has advised NFL teams on his thoughts on the draft prospects eligible for the draft this year. Now he's not giving up (Washington) information, he's only giving up his own evaluations. He is free to do that. So not only will he have an influence on Washington's draft, but also the drafts of a few other teams in this draft this year."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc

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.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Suspension

Kirk Cousins Doesn't Expect To Be Traded This Season
Kirk Cousins will make $23.94 million under the tag this season.

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Washington Signs Zach Brown To One-Year, $4.65M Deal
Zach Brown, 27, tallied 149 tackles for the Bills in his breakout 2016 season.

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Washington Won't Hire New GM Until After Draft
Bruce Allen said the dismissal of Scot McCloughan as general manager of Washington was not over a power struggle.

John Keim/ESPN

Browns 'Aren't Expected' To Pursue Kirk Cousins Trade
The 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/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kirk Cousins Denies Asking For Trade From Washington
Kirk 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.

John Keim/ESPN

Terrelle Pryor: Washington QB Situation Can't Be As Bad As 2016 Browns
Terrelle Pryor signed with Washington last week despite the lack of clarity at quarterback going forward.

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Terrelle Pryor Agrees To One-Year, $8M Deal With Washington
Washington lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon at wide receiver this offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Kirk Cousins Signs Franchise Tender With Washington
Kirk Cousins and Washington can negotiate a long-term deal through July 15th.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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