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Report: Cousins went to the top to ask for a trade from the Redskins

Report: Cousins went to the top to ask for a trade from the Redskins

If there was any doubt that Kirk Cousins no longer wants to play for the Redskins, this might remove it.

Cousins is tied to the Redskins for this year with his $24 million franchise tag salary. Although he has indicated in the past that he would be willing to play out the year on the tag, it appears that something has happened to change his mind.

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The fact that he went to the owner to try to get dealt might point to a reason that he might be frustrated. Normally a player would take up such a request with the general manager but with Scot McCloughan currently in limbo that probably would not have done much good.

A couple of minutes later, this came in from Mortenson’s ESPN colleague:

This could be a negotiating stance by the Redskins, making the 49ers think they won’t even listen unless it’s an offer that’s too good to turn down. At the same time, they are going to have to come up considerably from their last reported offer to Cousins, which was in the vicinity of $20 million per year. Most in the league believe that it will take an offer in the neighborhood of $24 million per year to get a deal done.

That is, if Cousins will sign a deal with the Redskins at all, for any amount.

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Mic'd up: This is what it sounds like as the Redskins running backs go through drills

Mic'd up: This is what it sounds like as the Redskins running backs go through drills

During a chat on the #RedskinsTalk podcast last month, Washington's running back coach Randy Jordan clued in CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay about the way he teaches his players and the things he wants to see from them.

Now, though, thanks to an exclusive Redskins Nation video, you have a chance to truly watch and listen to how Jordan and his students approach their on-field work.

In this all-access Mic'd Up segment (which was filmed at minicamp and which you can watch in the player above), you'll see the assistant encourage Samaje Perine, correct Matt Jones and compliment Rob Kelley. You'll also hear every grunt, bump and cut, an important ingredient that these types of packages must have.

It's clear from the footage that Jordan cares about the details. Now, don't blow this assignment, and go check out the video above.

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Special thanks to Redskins Nation for the video.

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Poll: Three weeks out; does a Cousins deal get done?

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Poll: Three weeks out; does a Cousins deal get done?

Three weeks from right now, Kirk Cousins will either have a new long-term deal or he will be playing on the tag. Which will it be?

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