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Kirk Cousins | QB | Washington Redskins
Posted: 2/19/2014 8:21pm et
The Washington Redskins would look to acquire a second-round draft choice if they are willing to trade QB Kirk Cousins this offseason. It is not known if the team has had any trade talks with other teams.
Huddle Up: Cousins was a third-round selection a couple years back, so getting a second-rounder would be a big plus for the Redskins. Whether they can actually make that happen, however, remains to be seen; a third-round pick seems a far more likely price.

Posted: 2/18/2014 11:38pm et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins isn't expected to be traded unless some team grossly overpays for him. It is believed Cousins hurt his stock and value by struggling in three starts in December, and will not come close to fetching a high-round draft pick.
Huddle Up: Cousins threw for only 747 yards, 4 TDs and 5 INTs in his 3 starts, and it's looking like he'll spend at least another season backing up RGIII.

Posted: 2/3/2014 8:17pm et
With the Cleveland Browns hiring former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, there is speculation that the Browns could make a play to trade for Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins, after he expressed a desire to be traded in order to be a starter with a team. Shanahan has spent the last two years coaching Cousins in Washington.
Huddle Up: It doesn't take much to connect the dots: the Browns need a quarterback, Shanahan has worked with Cousins, and Cousins wants out. In fact, it makes so much sense it probably won't happen.

Posted: 2/2/2014 5:54pm et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is open to being traded in hopes of becoming a starting quarterback. Cousins has already talked to the team about possibly being moved. One team that could show interest in Cousins is the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: With RGIII entrenched in D.C., there's no future for Cousins with the Skins, and with new coach Jay Gruden taking the reins, look for the team to deal him to the highest bidder and upgrade another area of need.

Posted: 12/30/2013 11:07am et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed only 19 of his 49 pass attempts for 169 yards with two interceptions and a lost fumble in the Week 17 game against the New York Giants. His record dropped to 0-3 as a starter this season. Beat writer Tarik El-Bashir feels that previous talk of Cousins being traded for a second-round draft pick might have been premature.
Huddle Up: There are still plenty of quarterback-needy teams who will be going over three games of Cousins film, so the Redskins can expect to field some phone calls this offseason.

Posted: 12/11/2013 9:11am et
The feeling inside the Washington Redskins' facility is that head coach Mike Shanahan will star QB Kirk Cousins in Week 15 unless QB Robert Griffin III can talk him out of it.
Huddle Up: Yep, sounds like the Redskins are every bit as dysfunctional as we think. Cousins has demonstrated his competency in previous action, and it's an extremely favorable matchup with the Falcons so if you're in a bind and RG3 sits Cousins is a viable fantasy option.

Posted: 10/27/2013 9:01pm et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) suffered a left knee injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos, and he was replaced by QB Kirk Cousins. Griffin did not return to the game as a precaution.
Huddle Up: Hopefully there is nothing major here. Griffin left after a fourth-quarter interception that essentially iced the game.

Posted: 8/20/2013 6:09pm et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) has a mild foot sprain with no damaged ligaments.
Huddle Up: Best possible news for the QB, but we might not see him again for awhile as Rex Grossman figures to start the remaining 2 preseason games and RGIII is expected back for Week 1.

Posted: 8/20/2013 10:13am et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is scheduled to have an MRI Tuesday, Aug. 20, on his injured right foot. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, Aug. 19, that the team is hopeful that the injury to Cousins is not serious. "(The medical staff) feel like it's mild right now," Shanahan said. "So that's a good sign."
Huddle Up: Cousins is the backup plan to Robert Griffin III, but he's been an effective plan when called upon. And with RG3 still seeking official clearance for the season opener, the Redskins need to have Cousins available just in case.

Posted: 8/20/2013 12:24am et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (foot) had X-rays on his foot -- injured during a preseason game on Monday, Aug. 19 -- but they came back negative. The injury is being called a mid-foot sprain.
Huddle Up: Ironically, Cousins -- who, of course, has been starting this preseason for the injured RGIII -- was injured scrambling outside the pocket when he was tackled on the sideline by the Steelers' Lawrence Timmons. Depending on the severity, Cousins' preseason might be done, but all signs point toward Griffin starting in Week 1.

Posted: 4/21/2013 4:54pm et
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he will be ready to start Week 1 if QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is not ready to come back from his knee injury. 'What I do know is I need to be ready, and I will be,' Cousins said. 'And I will benefit greatly from the reps I get throughout (off-season workouts) as well as training camp and preseason games this coming August. I do believe he's gonna heal very quickly. I don't want to put any pressure on him to heal as fast as an [Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson], did but it wouldn't surprise me.'
Huddle Up: Even after only 1 season, Cousins is regarded as one of the league's better backups, and that was in evidence when he threw for 329 yards and 2 TDs during his only start this past season.