Agent says Cousins accepts Redskins' franchise tender

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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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