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MOBILE, Ala. - Redskins team president Bruce Allen made clear the franchise wants to reach a long term deal with quarterback Kirk Cousins. 

"He knows our intent," Allen said. "The goal is to get long term."

Allen's comments came during Senior Bowl practices where the 'Skins staff is scouting college players for the upcoming draft. 

Contract talks have not yet begun, but that did not seem to concern Allen. 

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"We will shortly," he said about starting negotiations. "It's nothing to hurry into right now."

The Redskins have more than a month to decide on a franchise tag for Cousins, and can then work on a long-term deal until mid Summer. 

Since being named starter by Jay Gruden in 2015, Cousins has thrown for more than 9,000 yards and broken numerous franchise passing records.