In less than a month, the Redskins and Kirk Cousins will either have a long-term contract or they won't.
Fans who are anticipating the news, though, could now have to wait a couple extra days.
The CBA-designated deadline for agreeing to a new deal is July 15. Otherwise, they can't agree to a contract until after the season is over.
However, July 15 falls on a Saturday, which means the deal doesn't have to be signed until Monday, July 17.
Just checked in with the NFL, which confirmed the franchise tag contract deadline this year will be July 17, not July 15 (a Saturday).— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) June 19, 2017
After months of debating when and what type of deal the Redskins will get done with Cousins, an extra 48 hours means little. But it could mean a lot of extra angst for the fans who are waiting to know how long Kirk Cousins will be their QB.
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