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Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen on Kirk Cousins, Alfred Morris, and Robert Griffin II

February 4th, 2016 at 10:38 AM
By Josh Michael

One of the cool aspects of Super Bowl week is radio row, as it gives so many NFL people the opportunity to talk to various radio outlets and fans get to hear from everyone of them. Washington Redskins' President Bruce Allen joined ESPN980 Wednesday on radio row and touched on a number of topics, including contract negotiations with Kirk Cousins, the status of Robert Griffin III, and Alfred Morris.

Redskins' fans everywhere believe that Cousins will be the quarterback of the team in 2016, but the question is whether he will be signed to a contract extension or extended the franchise tag.

Allen touched on the subject Wednesday and admitted that contract talks have begun with the quarterback.

“Kirk wants to be a Washington Redskin, and we want Kirk to be a Redskin,” Allen said. “It’ll work itself out.”

Obviously there were no details given by Allen in regards to what kind of numbers are being thrown around or how serious the talks are at the moment, but the fact that talks are already under way is a good thing.

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Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Visits Tottenham Hotspur

February 3rd, 2016 at 9:23 PM
By Josh Michael

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins stopped by for a visit with the Tottenham Hotspur while in London on Wednesday.

Cousins is currently in London helping promote the NFL ahead of Super Bowl 50, which is set for this Sunday between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, but we all know that.

The Spurs even presented Cousins with his very own jersey with his number, of course being number eight.

Cousins also took part in an accuracy challenge in the north London stadium as well, but there is no word on exactly how well he did.

The bigger focus this offseason in regards to Cousins isn’t his kicking game with a soccer ball, but if and or when the Redskins can reach a deal with him to keep him as their starting quarterback after leading them to a NFC East title this season.

The organization, and most NFL analysts firmly believe that they will get a deal done with Cousins. The team could always use the franchise tag, but given the huge cap hit that would be, a contract extension is much more likely.

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Perry Riley Could Become a Cap Casualty This Offseason for Washington Redskins

February 3rd, 2016 at 4:19 PM
By Josh Michael

The NFL offseason is unlike any other, and some of the most surprising moves come because of the team's need to clear up cap space. The Washington Redskins will be one of several teams with some difficult decisions to make in regards to players due to their cap hit, and linebacker Perry Riley could be one of those cap casualties this offseason.

Riley, who has been with the Redskins his entire career since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, could be one of those tough decisions the Redskins face in terms of being cut in order to free up cap space.

Riley is under contract through 2016, but with his cap hit being at $5.05 million, the Redskins could save $4 million but cutting him, which when you consider the fact that they are currently looking at approximately $10 million in available cap space for 2016 at the moment, that would be a substantial savings for the team.

Another reason to believe Riley could be "expendable" is because of the play and cost of fellow linebacker Mason Foster, as ESPN's John Keim points out.

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Safe to Expect to See Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris in a Different Uniform in 2016

February 3rd, 2016 at 1:06 PM
By Josh Michael

Washington Redskins' fans thought they had finally found their franchise running back when Alfred Morris burst onto the scene with a huge 2012 rookie campaign, but three straight declining seasons later, it's a pretty safe bet that Morris will be wearing a different uniform in 2016.

The free agent to be, Morris had the worst year of his career in 2015 failing to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark for the first time and accruing just one, yes one, rushing touchdown all season.

It's fair to point out though that Morris also had the fewest rushing attempts in his career with 202, but when you also post the lowest yards per attempt (3.7) of your career, that's not going to encourage more carries.

Morris split time in 2015 with rookie running back Matt Jones, and while Morris had more carries than Jones, the rookie had more rushing touchdowns (three) and more receiving yards (304).

All told, Jones combined yardage output (rushing and receiving) of 794 was just shy of Morris's 806 combined yards, but the rookie produced three more total touchdowns.

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Washington Redskins to Sign Ziggy Hood to One-year Deal: Report

February 3rd, 2016 at 10:50 AM
By Josh Michael

The Washington Redskins are already working on adding to their defensive line as they have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent defensive lineman Ziggy Hood.

Since Hood did not finish the 2015 season on a NFL roster, he is eligible to sign a new deal prior to the new league year beginning in March.

Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan tweeted the news of the signing first.

Hood, 28, appeared in just two games this season with the Chicago Bears and didn't record a single tackle or sack. He spent two months on Chicago's roster this year, but was rarely active on game day and the Bears ultimately cut him in December.

In 2014, the former first round pick back in 2009, spent the season with the Jacksonville Jaguars and appeared in all 16 games. That season he recorded one sack, 17 tackles and recovered a fumble.

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