Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 9, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Chargers in Los Angeles.
Today’s schedule: Team walkthrough in Los Angeles
—Cardinals @ Redskins (12/17) 8
—Broncos @ Redskins Christmas Eve (12/24) 15
—NFL Draft (4/26/18) 138
The Redskins week that was
Three legends call out Cousins but their criticism misses the mark I suppose this was good to prepare us for the hot Kirk Cousins takes that are going to come in waves now that the Redskins are out of playoff contention. But, yeah, it was pretty dumb. Nobody will remember the game the last day of November when figuring out how much they want to pay Kirk Cousins. Literally nobody.
Radio host claims Redskins receivers don't like Cousins OK, this is the last Cousins hot take on this list. I like Dan Patrick’s show and I certainly appreciate his many years in the business. But I have a tough time believing something that is not at all in line with what I see every day. Patrick said, “I think they’re talking behind Kirk Cousins’ back big time with members of the media.” No members of the local media will corroborate this. I don’t think that Patrick made this up out of thin air but is seems that his sources were somewhat misinformed.
Tight 2017 cap may complicate doing an extension with Zach Brown It’s not always just a matter of “pay the man”. While the Redskins should have plenty of cap space to do a deal with Brown in 2018, they just don’t have the 2017 cap money to be able to pay him a signing bonus. That doesn’t make it impossible for them to get a deal done but the lack of the immediate incentive to sign early makes it very difficult.
The amount of salary on Redskins' IR list is significant The Redskins are paying a lot of players to not pay. As I noted in the Zach Brown article above, teams get hit twice when a player goes on IR. They have to pay one player who is not playing and another one to take the roster spot of the player on the shelf. That is what happened to the Redskins’ salary cap cushion and why they can’t make a deal with Brown or take much cap room into 2018.
Redskins fan questions—Reed trade, the future at QB I’m amazed at how many Redskins fans think it would be a good idea to trade Jordan Reed this offseason. The short answer is it’s not happening. For the longer answer, read the post.
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In case you missed it
- Matt Ioannidis out of his cast
- Josh Norman among five players under pressure vs. Chargers
- Gruden on how Perine has improved in 2017