FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, Washington Redskins NFL football quarterback Kirk Cousins speaks to reporters during a news conference at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., following a team practice. The Redskins have placed the franchise tag on Cousins, setting
Manuel Balce Ceneta, File
March 02, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) Kirk Cousins' agent says the quarterback has accepted the Washington Redskins' franchise tender, giving him a one-year contract for next season.

Agent Mike McCartney announced the move on his Twitter account.

The Redskins placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins before the deadline. Cousins will earn the guaranteed salary of $19.953 million in 2016.



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