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Ryan Kerrigan on Redskins vs Eagles: 2 teams that just don't like each other

Ryan Kerrigan on Redskins vs Eagles: 2 teams that just don't like each other

Winners of five straight against Philadelphia, it seems clear that the Redskins are starting to generate more hate from the Eagles. It was obvious again on Sunday when a tense moment between the two teams erupted into a near brawl after a big hit on a punt.

The skirmish marked another Redskins vs Eagles game halted by a fracas. Few in recent memory got wilder than a 2014 game in Philadelphia that saw Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker ejected, but for a minute on Sunday, it seemed the 2016 version could get just as bad. 

Cooler heads prevailed, but Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was asked about the atmosphere surrounding Redskins games in Philadelphia.

"It’s just two teams that don’t really like each other. Two teams, two cities that they don’t really like each other," Kerrigan said. "We're fine with that."

One thing that makes the rivalry more enjoyable: winning. 

As Washington emerges as a playoff contender again this season after winning the NFC East last season, the Redskins are proving to be a big problem in the division. Kirk Cousins and the 'Skins rolled to a big win last year in Philly, clinching the NFC East title on the Eagles home turf. 

'Skins WR Ryan Grant told a story on #RedskinsTalk podcast of the team bus getting mooned on their way out of town two seasons ago, and almost every game, it seems stuff gets thrown at Redskins players from the Philly faithful. Terence Garvin was cursed at on the sideline Sunday, a move that brings with it little surprise. 

Are things getting even crazier between the Redskins and Eagles?

"It really does seem like that the past couple times we’ve played here and I imagine it won’t change in the future," Kerrigan said.

Thanks to his sack on Sunday, the Redskins notched another win over the Eagles. As long as Washington keeps the streak going, don't expect much changing in the rivalry. 

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Kirk Cousins ranked ninth on Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2020

Kirk Cousins ranked ninth on Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2020

Former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is among the top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world in 2020, according to Forbes.

Cousins, who came in as the ninth highest-paid athlete overall, is the top-ranked NFL athlete on the list, coming in one spot above Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

Forbes estimated the Vikings QB's earnings at $60.5 million, with $58 million coming from his salary and $2.5 million from his endorsements.

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In March, Cousins signed a two-year, $66 million extension with the Vikings, one that included a $30 million signing bonus. The signal-caller originally signed with the Vikings in 2018 on a three-year, fully-guaranteed $84 million deal that at the time made him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

The Vikings signal-caller has earned over $130 million in his career thus far, according to OverTheCap.

Cousins spent the first six seasons of his career with the Redskins, with three of those years as the team's starter. The quarterback set the franchise's single-season passing yards record in 2016 when he threw for 4,917 yards for Washington. His 29 touchdown passes in 2017 were the second-most by any Redskins quarterback in a single-season.

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Newest Redskin Chase Young adds another award to his already impressive résumé

Newest Redskin Chase Young adds another award to his already impressive résumé

The awards just keep coming for Chase Young.

The Redskins first-round pick was named Ohio State's Male Athlete of the Year, the school announced on Friday.

Young's honor is just the latest award of many that the pass rusher has earned following his stellar junior season with the Buckeyes. The 21-year-old finished his final collegiate season with a nation-leading 16.5 sacks in just 12 games, earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Bednarik Award (given to the country's best defensive player) honors.

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Additionally, the pass rusher was named a Heisman Trophy finalist this past December, becoming just the ninth defensive player since 1982 to be named a finalist for the award.

Young becomes the second Buckeye-turned-Redskin to win Ohio State's Male Athlete of the Year award in as many years, as quarterback Dwayne Haskins earned the honor in 2018-19.

Congratulations to Young and his family on the outstanding achievement.

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