Report: Cousins tells Redskins he's open to a trade

Report: Cousins tells Redskins he's open to a trade
February 2, 2014, 11:00 am
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Kirk Cousins has told the Redskins organization that he is open to being traded, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

New coach Jay Gruden, as expected, has said that Robert Griffin III will be the team’s starting quarterback. While Cousins understands that and likes the Redskins organization, he believes that he is ready to start and would like to go a team where he has a shot to do that.

[RELATED: Source: Cousins has not yet demanded a trade]

Cousins saying he wouldn't mind being dealt is a mere formality. The Redskins could trade Cousins whether he wants to make a move or not; he is under contract through the 2015 season. There is expected to be interest around the league in Cousins, who has started four games since the Redskins made him their fourth-round draft pick in 2012.

One team that has been mentioned as a logical trading partner is the Browns. Former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is expected to get the same job in Cleveland and his familiarity with Cousins could lead to him to push for a deal.