Redskins, Kirk Cousins still working on long-term deal

Monday May 16th, 2016

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The Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins are still working towards getting a long-term deal done, although negotiations have not progressed recently, according to The Washington Post

Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said he believes Cousins wants to be with the team moving forward, and is not worried by the two sides’ inability to agree on a dollar figure so far. 

“It’s a big contract, and a position that’s very important to us, and he wants to be in the organization,” McCloughan said to the Post. “We’re going to figure it out. If it’s not done by July 15, don’t worry. We’ll still get something figured out.”

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Cousins is currently signed to a one-year franchise player tender, meaning he will make $19.9 million this season.

McCloughan said that he has spoken to Cousins recently, and that the conversation was positive. 

Cousins became the full-time starter for Washington last season, throwing for 4,166 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 

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