December 2015 - Washington Redskins Wiretap

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kanell: Kirk Cousins Could Become Next Drew Brees

Dec 3, 2015 6:46 PM

Danny Kanell believes Kirk Cousins could become the next Drew Brees.

“I think Kirk Cousins could be the next Drew Brees,” Kanell said Wednesday on ESPN Radio’s “Russillo and Kanell” show. “Tell me why he can’t.”

Brees turned the ball over as much as Cousins during the early part of his career.

Kanell attempted to explain why he thinks Cousins could follow a similar trajectory.

“I’d go in every morning on Kool 105 in Denver with J.J. and the Coach and we would talk about games,” Kanell said of his days as the Broncos’ backup quarterback with a radio gig in 2003. “We had just played the San Diego Chargers and Drew Brees was the starter and he looked awful. And we’re in there laughing about how bad he was, like, ‘Man, can you believe that guy’s a starter? How does this guy get it done? He’s got no future.’ And I was crushing him. I feel really stupid about it now, but, there’s a growth process and I think you’ve seen enough from Kirk Cousins, the ability to win games and those sort of intangibles that coaches talk about. I think he’s got ’em. Every coach that I’ve talked to, and [Michigan State Coach] Mark Dantonio was one of them, who has spent time with him, has talked about his ability to lead others and raise up the play of the guys around him. And when I look at his skill set, I see a very similar skill set to Drew Brees. Drew Brees was not the most athletic guy, he wasn’t the biggest, prototypical quarterback that you would look at, it just took a guy like [Saints Coach] Sean Payton to believe in him and say, ‘All right, you’re going to be our guy. You’re going to be our franchise.’ ”

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