July 16, 2017 12:23 PM PT1:23 PM MT2:23 PM CT3:23 PM ET19:23 GMT3:23 12:23 PM MST2:23 PM EST2:23 PM CT23:23 UAE15:23 ETNaN:� - Cousins and the Redskins did not come to a long-term contract agreement prior to Monday's deadline to negotiate with franchise-tagged players. The Pro Bowl quarterback will instead play under the $23.94 million tender before becoming a free agent in 2018. Analysis: Cousins will play under the tag for a second straight season, though it's unlikely the Redskins would franchise him again in 2018 at the cumbersome cost of $34.7 million. The 28-year-old has publicly stated he would be open to renewing contract discussions following the upcoming season. After throwing for 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns in his first full season as a starter in 2015, Cousins set a franchise record with 4,917 yards this past campaign.
Feb. 28, 2017 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST12:43 PM CT22:43 UAE13:43 ETNaN:� - The Redskins have placed the exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, meaning he can't negotiate with other teams. Analysis: Before being tagged, Cousins had reportedly expressed interested in a reunion with former Redskins offensive coordinator and new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco. Cousins is entering his sixth NFL season after throwing for 12,113 yards, 72 touchdowns and 42 interceptions in five previous seasons with Washington.