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Kirk Cousins is looking to get his overweight dog into better shape

Kirk Cousins is looking to get his overweight dog into better shape

Kirk Cousins and his wife, Julie, are dog people. And in March, they adopted a Goldendoodle named Bentley, who's four years old. Now, from the sound of it, Bentley is a really good pooch. But there's just one problem with him.

Let's put it this way: If there was a football league for man's best friend, and Bentley was in that league, he would probably have some trouble passing a conditioning test. Maybe not, say, Albert Haynesworth levels of trouble, but it wouldn't exactly be easy for him. 

Allow Cousins to explain.

"He’s about 50 pounds," the quarterback said on Friday while making a radio appearance on 106.7 The Fan. "He’s a little overweight, we’re walking him consistently to try to get that weight down. We’re getting it tighter, but he’s a great dog, great personality."

Here's some photo evidence of the couple taking Bentley out for some hearty exercise a couple of months ago, proving they're serious about the weight loss (they do look like they're straining a bit, don't they?):

Hiking in north Georgia

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Cousins went on to provide a deeper reason for wanting to get Bentley into better shape.

"I figure he’ll probably be tapping out about the time that I’m retiring from this league, hopefully, so I’m hoping that Bentley can see me through my NFL career," he said. "That’s the goal."

Whether that goal is realized is likely up to Cousins' four-legged friend. Next time Bentley thinks about begging for food at the table, for example, hopefully he opts for a rousing game of fetch, instead. He's already got the perfect person to serve as the ball thrower, after all. 


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Ryan Grant reportedly signing with Colts after failed physical with Ravens

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Ryan Grant reportedly signing with Colts after failed physical with Ravens

It looks like Ryant Grant has found his new home, again.

After a failed physical with the Ravens, James Jones of NFL Network reports Grant plans to sign with the Colts.


Grant originally agreed to a four-year, $29 million deal with the Ravens, before the team pulled the offer citing an ankle injury that dated to the Redskins' final regular-season game, according to reports.

Baltimore eventually signed Michael Crabtree to a three-year deal, while Grant had visits with the Colts and Raiders.

His agent, Rocky Arceneaux, says Grant has been working out, running routes, and his ankle had been cleared by Dr. Robert Anderson in a second opinion.

In 2017 with the Redskins, he appeared in all 16 games, with 45 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns.


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Redskins bring in another defensive lineman for free agency visit, per source


Redskins bring in another defensive lineman for free agency visit, per source

The Redskins hosted Sylvester Williams for a free agency visit on Tuesday morning, per a source with knowledge of the situation. 

Williams played in 2017 with the Titans, logging 20 tackles in 11 starts. Tennessee released Williams this offseason, just one year into a three-year, $16 million deal. 

Drafted in the first round by the Broncos in 2013, the 6-foot-3, 313 lbs. Williams' stat line has never really popped. That isn't uncommon for a nose tackle though, as the job is less about tackles than it is holding leverage against the interior of an offensive line. 


Should the Redskins sign 29-year-old Williams, it would represent the first true nose tackle free agency addition since Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton joined the team in 2015 from Denver. In an ironic twist, Williams took over at nose in Denver when Knighton left for Washington, and posted his best season as a Bronco. 

Washington restructured its deal with Terrell McClain, reported first by ESPN, which could allow more flexibility to add another defensive lineman. That could come in the draft, but the club has been very active talking with free agents to play on the defensive front. 

On Monday, Johnathan Hankins and Pernell McPhee visited with Redskins officials in Ashburn. Hankins would carry the heaviest price tag, but his past performance would also indicate the most promise. 

McPhee is an edge rusher with enough bulk to play against the run as well. Williams compares more with Hankins, and could be seen as the secondary option.

Among 79 nose tackles Pro Football Focus graded, Williams ranked 36th. For comparison, Bengals star Geno Atkins ranked No. 1, Dontari Poe ranked 26th, former Redskin Chris Baker ranked 65th and current Redskin Ziggy Hood ranked 79th. 

It's also worth noting that since the Titans released Williams, should the Redskins sign the nose tackle, his contract would not count towards the NFL compensatory pick formula. 

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