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Kirk Cousins shares first photo of new baby, looks like he's loving fatherhood

Kirk Cousins shares first photo of new baby, looks like he's loving fatherhood

Last Friday, Kirk Cousins and his wife, Julie, welcomed their first child to the world.

Kirk left practice in a hurry to get to the hospital in time for his son Cooper to be born. However, he didn’t have long to spend with Julie and the baby before getting back to practice and having to leave for Kansas City.

Now that the Redskins are back in DC and on a bye week, it looks like Kirk is getting to enjoy being a father.

Bye Week 2017 #paternityleave

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Kirk posted this photo Tuesday night with Cooper and their goldendoodle, Bentley. Hopefully, he’s able to have lots of moments like this one before getting back to practice.

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Redskins sign former Big Ten champion QB to practice squad

Redskins sign former Big Ten champion QB to practice squad

The Redskins announced Tuesday they have signed former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave to their practice squad. Stave has also spent time on the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks’ practice squads.

This preseason with the Chiefs Stave completed 4-of-9 passes for 80 yards and one touchdown.

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Prior to his time in the NFL, Stave joined the Wisconsin football team as a walk-on. He went on to become the school’s winningest quarterback. He finished second in school history in all-time pass attempts (1,031) and completions (613) and holds the program record for most career 200-yard games (18).

The Redskins also signed offensive lineman Jerry Ugokwe to the practice squad. Before joining the Redskins, Ugokwe spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.

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Capitals release 2017-18 promotional calendar

Capitals release 2017-18 promotional calendar

The Capitals Tuesday night released their 2017-18 promotional schedule. This season’s promotions include several giveaways and theme nights.

The giveaways include a schedule magnet on opening night (Oct. 7 vs. Canadiens), a Zamboni gravy boat (Nov. 22 vs. Senators), a puck bottle opener (March 16 vs. Islanders) and a T.J. Oshie bobblehead (March 20 vs. Stars.)

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Among the theme nights are Military Appreciation Night (Feb. 20 vs. Lightning) and Hockey is for Everyone Night (Feb. 24 vs. Sabres.)

The calendar also includes a few games with a focus on community involvement. There will be a canned food drive before Thanksgiving (Nov. 18 vs. Wild) and a #CapsCare toy drive prior to Christmas (Dec. 8 vs. Rangers.)

Here is the full release with a link to the entire promotional calendar.

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