Days before cashing in on a contract that is going to bring with it a lot of zeroes, Kirk Cousins published a blog post thanking the Redskins organization and various coaches and players for a period of his career that he called a "dream come true."
Among those whom Cousins mentioned in his Monday goodbye to Washington are Mike Shanahan, Jay Gruden, Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder. The QB also gave plenty of love to Burgundy and Gold supporters and teammates such as Ryan Kerrigan, Colt McCoy and Trent Williams.
"Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it’s hard to look back at all that’s taken place and not become emotional," Cousins wrote. "Thank you all for the opportunity you gave me. When Cooper [Cousins' son] someday asks: 'Hey Dad, what was it like playing for the Redskins?' I’ll proudly tell him it was a dream come true."
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Of course, because it's Cousins-related, the blog didn't just go up without controversy. Soon after it was posted, astute readers noticed that at the bottom of the page, somebody included tags for the Vikings and the Jets.
The tags have since been removed, however. It was just another example of how Cousins and tags don't really go well together.
For the full post, head here. And if you were hoping to see the entirety of Cousins' six years in the nation's capital summed up in a neatly edited video, scroll back up to the top of this story and hit play.
It's only Week 3 of the 2018 NFL regular season, but the Redskins are in desperate need of an impressive win after laying an egg in the Week 2 home-opener.
But an impressive win will be hard to come by against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. To make matters worse, the weather forecast is not cooperating. FedEx Field is cold and wet, meaning the Redskins will need to rely on the run game to move the chains.
Rich Tandler is here to provide the good, the bad, and the ugly from Week 3 between the Redskins and Packers.
Redskins vs. Packers: Good, Bad, & Ugly
GOOD: The Redskins’ opening drive — Three passes got them into the end zone. Alex Smith to Jordan Reed for seven yards, to Vernon Davis for 20 and then a bomb that Paul Richardson caught going to his knees at the five. He popped up and the Redskins were up 7-0 just over two minutes into the game.
BAD: Vernon Davis got fluffed for unsportsmanlike conduct after a big Adrian Peterson run. The taunting call negated the yardage gained on the run. Davis should know better than to put himself in that position.
UGLY: Aaron Rodgers’ passing on the Packers’ first two possessions. He was one for four for eight yards plus a sack. Rodgers did start to heat up towards the end of the quarter, helped by a pass interference call on Quinton Dunbar.
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The Redskins host the Packers at home on Sunday for Week 3 of the 2018 NFL season. Heading into kickoff, there are limited surprises as it pertains to the Redskins inactive list.
Guard Shaun Lauvao was ruled out of Week 3 with a calf injury earlier in the week, meaning center Chase Roullier will move to guard and backup center Tony Bergstrom will take over the snapping responsibilities.
Also out is rookie safety Troy Apke, who is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Here is the full Redskins inactive list for Week 3.
Redskins vs. Packers Week 3: Inactive list
— G Shaun Lauvao
— OT Geron Christian
— RB Kapri Bibbs
— WR Michael Floyd
— DL Caleb Brantley
— CB Adonis Alexander
— S Troy Apke
— QB Tim Boyle
— WR Equanimeous St. Brown
— CB Kevin King
— RB Darius Jackson
— S Josh Jones
— G Alex Light
— WR J'Mon Moore
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