Redskins Rumors & News

  • How the Jets really feel about signing impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins

    New York Daily News "The speculation surrounding the Jets’ eventual pursuit of Kirk Cousins has prompted some much-needed comedic relief during the NFL’s silly season. There have been some whoppers in the past week or so. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think Woody and Christopher Johnson were willing to offer..." February 24

  • Report: Jets not willing to let Kirk Cousins name his price

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been a number of reports in recent weeks indicating that the New York Jets are willing to pay any price and do anything it takes to sign Kirk Cousins, but one writer who covers the team says all that talk has been greatly exaggerated. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily..." February 22

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

  • NFL rumors: Vikings a better fit over Broncos for Kirk Cousins?

    Clutch Points "The future of in-demand quarterback Kirk Cousins remains up in the air. The New York Jets have recently emerged as the favorite to land the in-demand QB and are reportedly willing to pay him “whatever it takes” to sign. But if Cousins wants to join a team that has the best chance of winning, the..." February 21

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • $60M in 1st year? Jets set to creatively pounce on Kirk Cousins

    New York Post "The bidding for Kirk Cousins’ services officially begins in three weeks. On March 12, NFL teams can begin to speak with the agents representing this year’s free-agent class. Cousins is at the top of that list, and expect the Jets to be one of the first teams to call his agent, Mike McCartney...." February 20

  • D.J. Swearinger still insists team will miss Kendall Fuller but is “moving forward”

    Pro Football Talk "D.J. Swearinger probably still isn’t happy with the team’s trade of cornerback Kendall Fuller, but the Washington safety is “moving forward.” Swearinger went on a Twitter rant after Washington’s deal for Alex Smith was reported during Super Bowl week. He openly criticized the trade of Fuller,..." February 19

  • D.J. Swearinger at peace with Alex Smith trade "Now that he's had a few weeks to digest the trade that ultimately will jettison Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, D.J. Swearinger is remorseful about the way he initially responded to January's blockbuster. The Redskins safety blasted the move on Twitter..." February 19

  • Kirk Cousins would not sign long-term with new team if tagged and traded

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins can technically prevent Kirk Cousins from hitting free agency if they use the franchise tag on him for a third consecutive season, but they do not have as much leverage over the quarterback as you may think. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Monday that the Redskins..." February 19

  • Redskins teammate thinks Kirk Cousins will land in Denver

    Sportsnaut "The Kirk Cousins sweepstakes is going to be the craziest part of NFL free agency next month, but at least one of his teammates in Washington has a strong feeling Cousins will end up playing for the Denver Broncos. This lines up with what Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported right before this..." February 19

  • Jets will pay 'whatever it takes' to land Cousins

    ESPN "With free agency approaching (March 14), we're analyzing each position on the New York Jets' roster and examining possible upgrades: Position: Quarterback 2018 cap hits of top returnees: Christian Hackenberg -- $1.3 million Bryce Petty -- $843,000 Joel Stave --..." February 19

  • Peter King believes Kirk Cousins will end up with Broncos

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins is going to have plenty of suitors if the Washington Redskins let him hit free agency next month, but one team continues to come up as the most likely destination for the 29-year-old quarterback. The Denver Broncos have seemingly been a quarterback away from contending for a Super..." February 19

  • 'I remembered her': During trip to Israel, Josh Norman reunites with one of his biggest fans

    Washington Post "Eliana Pieprz said she figured meeting Josh Norman and receiving a pair of autographed gloves from the cornerback at Redskins training camp in Richmond two years ago would be a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.” After all, Pieprz and her family had traveled nearly 6,000 miles from Israel, their home..." February 18

  • How Kirk Cousins will 'quickly' respond if Redskins get petty, use franchise tag

    CBS Sports "The Washington Redskins could make things awkward this offseason, if they decide to play a petty game of franchise tag and use a third tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. And if they do, fully expect the likely free-agent-to-be quarterback to fight back in the form of a grievance. Cousins is..." February 18

  • Browns may bring back Terrelle Pryor

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns may bring back a familiar face next season to help bolster their offense. According to Mary Kay Cabot of, free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor “will be on the Browns’ radar” this offseason. Cabot notes that Pryor never particularly wanted to leave..." February 18

  • Will Kirk Cousins get a fully-guaranteed contract?

    Pro Football Talk "In each of the past two years, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has signed fully-guaranteed contracts. Of course, those contracts had a duration of only one year each. With Cousins rocketing toward the open market (efforts by his current team to conjure up a way to trade him..." February 17

  • Jets could offer Kirk Cousins fully guaranteed contract

    Yardbarker "It’s a precedent we’re sure other teams wouldn’t take kindly to. Offering one of the top free agents a fully guaranteed contract. We have never seen this on multi-year deals around the NFL. It has previously led to a debate about contract structures around the league compared to other major..." February 17

  • DeAngelo Hall: Su’a Cravens has a lot to prove if he’s serious about a return

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Su'a Cravens must regain the trust of his teammates if he returns to the Washington locker room, teammate DeAngelo Hall said Friday. “I definitely think there’s room for Su’a on this roster, but he has to prove to the guys in that locker room that he’s here for the right reasons, you..." February 16

  • Report: Redskins could still tag Kirk Cousins because they 'are in the pettiness game'

    CBS Sports "The free-agent quarterback market will open up in just under a month, when the new league year kicks off on March 14. It recently got a new addition in the form of ex-Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron, but the jewel of the class is still Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Assuming he..." February 16

  • Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor likely on the move after disappointing season in Washington

    Clutch Points "The Washington Redskins were one of the more injury-riddled teams in the 2017 NFL season. However, Washington had issues on the offensive side of the ball even before the injuries. Perhaps their biggest disappointment on offense was the performance of wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. As a result,..." February 15

  • What will Washington do with Kirk Cousins?

    Pro Football Talk "One of the Super Bowl Sunday splash reports suggested that Washington will consider using the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, as part of a plan to try to trade him. Although no plan premised on the franchise tag or the transition tag makes sense for Washington, nothing stops them from..." February 15

  • Kirk Cousins To File Grievance If Franchise Tagged?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins are reportedly considering using the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins even though they have already acquired his replacement in Alex Smith. If that happens, Albert Breer of The MMQB‘s “understanding” is that Cousins’ camp would quickly file a grievance against the team. Players often..." February 15

  • Joe Thomas lobbies Kirk Cousins to consider Browns "Scheduled to hit the open market next month, free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to become the subject of a massive bidding war for his services. Browns bookend Joe Thomas wants to put that contest to bed before it starts. Responding to a Tuesday tweet from Cousins, in which the..." February 15

  • Kirk Cousins wants long-term commitment from who he signs with

    247 Sports "Kirk Cousins is set to hit the free agent market and the Minnesota Vikings, by all accounts, are going to be in the mix for his services one way or another. However, do not expect a discounted rate despite the team being championship-ready. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero joined the Mackey and Judd..." February 15

  • Redskins' Cravens reinstated by the NFL "Su'a Cravens took a big step in moving closer toward playing in 2018. The NFL reinstated Cravens off the reserve/left squad list Wednesday, a move that opens the door for the Washington Redskins safety's return to the playing field next season. Cravens, who left the team before the start of..." February 14

  • Chiefs' Fuller 'a little emotional' after trade from Redskins

    247 Sports "As news of a mystery player involved in the trade that saw Alex Smith sent to the Washington Redskins, almost immediately speculation began about who it could possibly be. Names like Preston Smith and Su'a Cravens were suggested, but almost no one assumed it would be Kendall Fuller, least of all..." February 14

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • Could Scot McCloughan hire mean Browns interest in Kirk Cousins?

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns and General Manager John Dorsey seemed committed to trading for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and drafting a quarterback with one of their two first round selections. The Browns reportedly made a trade offer for Smith before he was dealt to the Washington..." February 13

  • Von Miller continues to recruit Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Von Miller continues to recruit Kirk Cousins to Denver. During Super Bowl week, the Broncos linebacker said the quarterback is just what Denver needs to “take us over the edge.” Miller now has started a social-media campaign, taking his recruiting efforts directly to Cousins. Cousins..." February 13

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Will the Redskins be aggressive in free agency?

    NBC Sports Washington "—In case it wasn’t clear, my article yesterday wasn’t a prediction that the Redskins will win 10 games. I see that as the level they need to attain to make fans happy and keep FedEx Field from being a home away from home for fans of visiting teams. Whether they get there or not is another..." February 12

  • Redskins S Su’a Cravens Officially Applies For Reinstatement

    Pro Football Talk "In December, the agent for safety Su'a Cravens said that his client has recovered from post-concussion syndrome and wanted to return to the NFL in 2018. Cravens has reportedly taken the next step toward making that happen. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Cravens has officially applied..." February 12

  • These Two Teams Are Expected to Drive Up Price to Land Kirk Cousins in Free Agency

    12 Up "We all know this is a quarterback-driven league. A team may have a solid roster, but they find themselves struggling to win games because of the man behind center. Passing has never been more important in the NFL, and having a gunslinger that can get the job done is a necessity. Which is..." February 12

  • New quarterback Alex Smith says he’s ‘jacked’ to be joining the Redskins

    Washington Post "The trade won’t be official until next month, but quarterback Alex Smith is already psyched about being the new starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins. “I would be lying if I said the wife and I have not been scoping out the area on Google Maps,” Smith said Thursday on the Murph & Mac..." February 11

  • Redskins should consider targeting these two big-name free agent running backs

    Washington Post "With the Super Bowl over, the NFL now turns its attention to free agency. To preview free agency this year, we’ll look at a potential high-level target, a possible under-the-radar player and a candidate for the Redskins to re-sign from their own group of free agents. The series starts off with a..." February 10

  • Could Alex Smith trade fall through?

    Pro Football Talk "When the information robots began to simultaneously declare that the Chiefs had traded quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, the more accurate characterization was that the two teams and Smith had struck tentative deals both to trade Smith and to extend his contract. Even now, more than a week..." February 10

  • What Jimmy Garoppolo's contract means for Jets pursuit of Kirk Cousins

    North Jersey "The Jets' pursuit of soon-to-be free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins was always going to be expensive. Now we have a good idea of exactly how deep they'll have to dig into their wallet. On Thursday Jimmy Garoppolo agreed to a five-year, $137.5 extension with the 49ers. The contract makes..." February 10

  • Will Kirk Cousins’ next contract tie compensation to cap percentage?

    Pro Football Talk "Several franchise quarterbacks who previously received big-money contracts are seeing those contracts pale in comparison to more recent contracts, thanks to the consistent growth of the salary cap. So when will a franchise quarterback (or any other player) manage to tie his compensation to the..." February 10

  • What does Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers contract mean for Jets, Kirk Cousins?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was long expected, but now it has become official: The 49ers have locked up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on a long-term contract. That's $27.5 million per year, if you're bad at math. Let's see what Garoppolo got in terms of guaranteed money, but it'll surely be a boatload. So what does..." February 08

  • Chris Thompson says Redskins players got ‘mixed messages’ about Kirk Cousins’s desire to stay

    Washington Post "Redskins running back Chris Thompson, who continues to recover from the broken right fibula he suffered in a Week 11 loss to the Saints, was as surprised as anyone when Washington traded for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith last Tuesday night. That was already evident from the GIF of a..." February 08

  • Kirk Cousins could receive franchise tag from Washington still

    247 Sports "Kirk Cousins was readying himself to hit the 2018 free agent market after the news earlier this week that the Washington Redskins traded for Alex Smith, presumably signaling the end of his time there as the team washed its hands of him. But not so fast. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter,..." February 05

  • ‘What more do you want from him?’ Redskins fans furious at Joe Jacoby’s latest Hall of Fame snub.

    Washington Post "Joe Jacoby, one of the Redskins’ all-time greats, has been left out of the 2018 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his 20th year of eligibility. Jacoby, 58, is a three-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowler, two-time first-team all-pro and a member of the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade..." February 04

  • Kirk Cousins' price tag likely too high for Browns given they're poised to take a QB at No. 1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kirk Cousins was in demand on radio row this week at the Super Bowl and he'll be the hottest quarterback on the market next month. But the anticipated bidding war will likely take the Browns out of the running. With Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith traded to the Redskins and Cousins set to..." February 04

  • Redskins could try to trade Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "One report says the Washington Redskins could try to trade Kirk Cousins before he becomes a free agent, though the possibility of them doing so would take some maneuvering. Washington DC media personality Grant Paulsen, a host on 106.7 The Fan in DC, said on Twitter Saturday night that opposing..." February 04

  • Skip Bayless is pushing Cleveland for QB Kirk Cousins

    247 Sports "The hot topic of NFL free agency is where Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will land. Several teams are expected to toss their hat into the ring for the Pro Bowl caliber signal caller. During FS1's Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless, Bayless argued why Cousins should..." February 03

  • Larry Fitzgerald: ‘It’s gotta be Kirk Cousins’ if Cardinals go after QB in free agency

    Sportsnaut "We still don’t know for sure if Larry Fitzgerald is going to play for the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. But if he does, it’s clear he wants his team to go after Kirk Cousins in free agency. The veteran receiver was a guest on SiriusXM NFL Radio and was asked who he’d like to see at quarterback for..." February 03

  • Kirk Cousins on impending free agency: “At the end of the day, I want to win.”

    Denver Post "Kirk Cousins can confirm that he expects to be a free agent come March 14. The veteran Redskins quarterback was a guest of SiriusXM NFL Radio here on Radio Row at the Super Bowl on Friday and admitted he was taken aback by the news of the Chiefs trading quarterback Alex Smith to..." February 02

  • Kirk Cousins says Vikings ‘number one’ on wish list

    Sportsnaut "If Kirk Cousins gets his wish following the shocking Alex Smith to Washington trade, he’ll be the quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings in 2018, according to a report. Now, there’s a lot going on here. Because it’s unclear at this time what Minnesota is interested in doing heading into the 2018..." February 02

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02