I have mixed feelings about this. I was really disappointed that Mallett left, I liked the kid mostly because he tried really hard. I always remember one play at home he handed off his snap, then swung out to the right for a swing back pass reception and wide open he just lost his footing, fell and the pass sailed over his head.
Without a franchise tag, Cousins would be considered the NFL’s top available free agent, expected to draw interest from Arizona, Denver, the New York Jets and other quarterback needy teams.But Washington might want a say in where Cousins winds up, which would enable the Redskins to try to extract compensation in the 2018 draft rather than having him walk away for nothing this year.However, Cousins still would be able to wield some control of the situation and could force Washington into a challenging if not uncomfortable situation. Washington could not trade him until he signs the franchise tag, and if Cousins wanted, he could delay signing it for weeks or even months, with the Redskins having to count his approximate $34.5 million against their salary cap.Cousins also could tell any of Washington’s potential trade partners that he is unwilling to sign a long term deal there, dampening that team’s enthusiasm for surrendering a top draft pick for his services and holding up any potential trade.If Washington decided to pull the franchise tag to get Cousins’ contract off its salary cap, it would lose the right to recoup a 2019 compensatory draft pick that it would get if Cousins were able to leave right away as a free agent. So tagging Cousins would undoubtedly carry risk.Redskins coach Jay Gruden did not give Cousins a sense that the team would use its franchise tag on him when the two spoke last week, but others connected to the team insist that Washington is considering it.
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) “What separates us is the compassion and heart, the men that we have on this football field,” Jason Trosclair told a group of Long Beach Middle School students Friday. “A lot of the people I work with, they good men. They have hearts.
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