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Doug Williams implores Kirk Cousins to 'look at the big picture' and stay with Redskins

Doug Williams implores Kirk Cousins to 'look at the big picture' and stay with Redskins

Doug Williams deserves a lot of credit. Named to the Redskins Senior Vice President of Player Personnel this week, Williams has fulfilled an incredible amount of media requests and been quite gracious with his time. 

Mostly, Williams has avoided the contentious topic of Kirk Cousins' contract situation. For people that live under a rock, Cousins is currently set to play a second straight season under the franchise tag with the Redskins, this year making $24 million after making $20 million last season. 

Washington's Eric Schaffer is running point on the contract talks with Cousins, and Williams has said repeatedy he will differ to Schaffer about the contract. 

That's that. Speaking with NFL Network, Williams added one interest caveat to the Cousins melodrama. 

"All I can do is hope and pray that Kirk looks at the big picture and looks at this football team and realizes we do have a solid football team, solid offensive line. He’s got something to work with," Williams said via PFT.

On the surface the comments are innocent, though it does hint at some sort of disagreement between team and player. Cousins has been "tremendous" for the Redskins the last two seasons, Williams said, and the team has provided a strong offensive line and plenty of weapons. 

The big picture then might suggest while the Redskins definitely need and want Cousins, the quarterback also is in a good spot. There could be more money in free agency, but that could be with a much worse team. 

If Cousins and the Redskins cannot reach a deal, and the two sides have less than a month to get it done, Williams is prepared to find the next quarterback. 

"We’ve got a capable backup here in Colt McCoy. At the end of the day you’ve got to look for that guy if Kirk doesn’t sign long-[term] but I hope it doesn’t come to that," Williams said. 

The organization feels strongly about McCoy as a number two QB, but this might be the first actual public recognition that Cousins could walk away in 2018 from a Redskins official. 

It might not be fun to think about, but the Redskins brass needs to seriously consider that possibility as they work through negotiations between now and the franchise tag deadline. 

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Redskins activate TE Reed off of the PUP list

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Redskins activate TE Reed off of the PUP list

 

The Redskins have struggled on offense in the preseason. The good news is that they are getting one of their best offensive players back to work.

The team announced that tight end Jordan Reed has been activated off the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He was placed on the list at the start of training camp with a toe injury.

At first coach Jay Gruden indicated that the injury would be a short-term problem but as it turns out he spent 24 days on the PUP list.

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Reed made the Pro Bowl last year despite missing a total of four games with a shoulder injury and with a concussion, He caught 66 passes for 686 yards and six touchdowns.

His removal from the list means that he can start practicing with the team immediately. Reed would be eligible to play in the Redskins’ preseason game against the Bengals next Sunday. However, given how cautious the team has been with his injury and his value to the offense it seems likely that he will not take the field for a game until the Redskins’ season opener against the Eagles on September 10.

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WWE icon Jim Ross really loves Redskins running back Samaje Perine

WWE icon Jim Ross really loves Redskins running back Samaje Perine

Redskins fans don't quite know what they're going to get out of rooking running back Semaje Perine, but legendary WWE icon Jim Ross certainly does. 

Ross, a University of Oklahoma fan, saw a lot of Perine when he was a star on the Sooners. 

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Ross recently went on CSN to let the people know what, exactly, they were getting from the Oklahoma product. Here's the list of accolades, in no particular order, that Ross has for Perine:

- Restaurant quality running back

- tougher than a 2$ steak 

- a man's man

- all man (which is different than being a man's man, somehow)

- a yard wide (?)

You can see the whole thing here, with Ross coming in at the 1:22 mark. 

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