Josh Doctson - WRPosted 2/27/17 6:55am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') is expected to be 100 percent by the end of March.
Huddle Up: Doctson could have a large role with the team with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson likely to hit the open market. He's a WR4 option with upside depending on where he lands on the depth chart.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/27/17 11:04am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.
Huddle Up: This won't be a big surprise if/when it happens. It makes sense for Washington to tag Cousins again so they have more time to discuss a long-term contract. Cousins has solidified his place in QB1 territory after the last two years. Expect another season of 4,000 or more yards and at least a couple dozen touchdowns.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 2/24/17 8:33am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') was doing drills at the team's facility Friday, Feb. 24.
Huddle Up: Doctson could have a large role next year with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson potentially gone. He'll have to prove it in camp, though. He's a WR4 option with upside depending on how things shake out.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 2/24/17 12:28pm ET
The Washington Redskins have yet to engage in talks with any of its players with expiring contracts - a list that includes impending free agents WR Pierre Garcon, WR DeSean Jackson, TE Vernon Davis, DE Chris Baker. However, multiple sources report the Redskins expect to meet with the representatives of their impending free agents at the NFL Scouting Combine next week.
Huddle Up: It's a common practice for front office personnel and player reps to discuss contracts at the combine, although Washington is making an already making a very long week even longer by handling its business in this manner. Garcon and Jackson are each expected to command at least $9 million in their next contracts, so both players could be on different teams next season. It's a virtual certainty at least one will not come back.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/22/17 3:58pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he would love if the Buccaneers signed Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson this offseason.
Huddle Up: Jackson should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market and would make a solid tandem in Tampa Bay with Mike Evans. Jackson will have a solid role in an offense in 2017 and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/21/17 8:48am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson could receive interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources. Jackson has a rapport with QB Jameis Winston.
Huddle Up: Jackson would benefit from elite receiver Mike Evans anchoring one side. D-Jax just turned 30, and he is a better option in non-PPR formats. In such, he'd make a low-end WR3.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/21/17 6:41am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins, who could potentially receive the franchise tag at $23.9 million, would account for 35 percent of the team's salary cap with CB Josh Norman ($20 million) and OT Trent Williams ($15.1 million).
Huddle Up: Cousins' numbers were on par, in some places better, than his breakout 2015 campaign. He has proven to be a solid fantasy option in the low-end QB1 range.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/21/17 7:07pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson said that if he leaves the team in free agency, he wants to play with a 'great quarterback.' When asked about QB Kirk Cousins, he referred to him as 'great' as well.
Huddle Up: Jackson has also been linked to the Eagles and Buccaneers, both led by young quarterbacks who have the potential to be great one day, but with Jackson entering the latter portion of his career, he might prefer to stick with a more established option like Cousins. Despite being 30 years old, Jackson proved this past season he still has more than enough left in the tank, and can still offer solid value depending on where he ends up in 2017.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/20/17 9:36pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will not sign a long-term deal prior to the March 1 deadline when the club can apply the franchise tag, according to 'a source with knowledge of the situation.'
Huddle Up: Well, even if that is the case, the Redskins can still lock up Cousins over the long haul by turning a potential franchise tag into a long-term contract, and the deadline for that would be July 15. Either way, it looks like Cousins will be entering his sixth straight campaign in a Washington uniform, and after another fabulous showing in 2016, he'll have low-end QB1 potential.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/19/17 12:33pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson is expected to receive strong interest once free agency begins because he is still only of the fastest receivers in the NFL even though he is 30 years old.
Huddle Up: Jackson has posted at least 1,000 yards in three of the last four seasons and has recorded four touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. Jackson should be a starting receiver for whoever he plays for in 2017 and can be a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 2/18/17 7:16pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed said bringing back impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins should be a top priority this offseason.
Huddle Up: Reed is one of the best fantasy tight ends in the game when he isn't dealing with injuries. If Cousins is back under center in Washington in 2017, Reed should remain a TE1 in all formats.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/17/17 8:12pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.
Huddle Up: Cousins will likely be back in Washington in 2017 one way or the other, and he has shown over the last two years he is capable of providing big numbers. He will be a borderline QB1 next season.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/14/17 3:56pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not yet come close to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to sources. Thus, placing the franchise tag on Cousins for a second consecutive year is a real possibility. If Cousins is tagged, he would earn $23.94 million compared to the $19.95 million he earned last season. The goal of both sides, however, is to hammer out a long-term deal.
Huddle Up: There's no question Cousins deserves a long-term contract. He has two straight 4,000-yard seasons, including 4,917 yards in 2016 -- a franchise record. In addition, he has led the Redskins to two straight winning seasons while becoming a fixture in QB1 territory of fantasy football leagues. His running ability only adds to the lure. Assuming he does return to Washington, he's a low-end QB1 consideration.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/12/17 4:23pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson's potential return to the Philadelphia Eagles is talked about as a 'certainty' by several teams, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Huddle Up: Jackson can be a little too dependent on big plays at times, and regardless of where he plays in 2017, he should be viewed as a high-risk, high-reward WR3.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/11/17 5:00pm ET
Impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon is expected to receive offers in the neighborhood of $9 million per year, according to ESPN.com's John Keim.
Huddle Up: The Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers are among the teams expected to be among the most interested. The price tag would suggest teams view him as a No. 1 receiver, but his best fit would be as a No. 2. It's going to take a bit of a perfect storm in order to break the bank, and he's likely to be no more than a fantasy WR4 regardless of where he lands.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/10/17 3:09pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson said he would like to re-sign with the Redskins this offseason but will accept the best offer he receives in free agency.
Huddle Up: Jackson will receive interest from multiple teams once free agency begins, so the Redskins may not able to re-sign him. Jackson is coming off a terrific 2016 season and likely will be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for a team next season. Owners in fantasy leagues can consider Jackson a No. 3 receiver for their teams.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 2/10/17 9:31pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder led all slot receivers in average yards of separation created per target in 2016, and he finished third on the team with 99 targets and had a team-high seven scores.
Huddle Up: With Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson potentially leaving in the offseason, Crowder could be primed for a big jump in production. He should be a solid WR3 in 2017, and he will have even more upside in PPR formats.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/9/17 9:24am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson has not talked with the team about new contract at this point.
Huddle Up: Jackson is expected to test the free-agent market this offseason and may not be back with the Redskins in 2017. He should receive interest from several teams and can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues depending on his team.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/9/17 3:45pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said he wants to remain with the team next season.
Huddle Up: He also wants to get paid, as he should, after registering his fourth straight season with at least 68 receptions and his first 1,000-yard campaign since 2013. Not only that, Garcon has proven to be very durable, having played in all 16 games in four of his five seasons with Washington. However, the Redskins are notorious for lowballing impending free agents, and if they're not careful, he could wind up with a new club in 2017. At least a handful of teams should be interested.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/9/17 4:02pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the team have shown 'no indications that the sides are venturing closer in negotiations' and as a result, Mike Jones of the Washington Post believes there is a 'high likelihood' that Cousins receives the franchise tag for the second straight year. That means he'd receive a raise in salary from $20 million to $24 million for the upcoming campaign, but the Redskins would lose all future leverage in trying to lock him up after that.
Huddle Up: Team president Bruce Allen and head coach Jay Gruden have been vocal about keeping Cousins, but it seems the two sides just can't agree on a long-term deal. They have about three weeks before deciding whether or not to use the franchise tag, and if that is indeed the case, it is seen as unlikely that Cousins would be back after next season. Either way, the 28-year-old is coming off his second straight stellar campaign and should be viewed as a low-end QB1 going into drafts in 2017.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/9/17 6:23pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson is viewed as too inconsistent by the front office.
Huddle Up: Jackson was already expected to test the market, and it doesn't sound like Washington is interested in bringing him back. Jackson tends to live or die with big plays, and he will be a boom-or-bust WR3 wherever he lands in 2017.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/9/17 6:17pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon is expected to be pursued by the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers this offseason.
Huddle Up: Garcon can still do damage underneath as a possession receiver, and he could be a WR3 in PPR formats if he lands with a decent offense. If he is stuck with a rookie quarterback, he should be viewed more as a WR4.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 2/8/17 7:50pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson should get over 100 targets next season if DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon depart via free agency, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler, who also projected 65 catches for 850 yards for the team's first-round pick last spring.
Huddle Up: The Redskins presumably drafted Doctson with an eye towards 2017, knowing both Jackson and Garcon could walk after this season. Unfortunately, the No. 22 overall pick played just two games as a rookie and was limited the majority of offseason/training camp with an Achilles' issue. Doctson does profile as a strong red-zone option, however, so Tandler's 'reasonable goal' of eight touchdown catches next season - if healthy - is not unrealistic. Doctson should be considered a WR5 at the moment.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/7/17 7:36am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon (Redskins) still hasn't talked with the Redskins as of Tuesday, Feb. 7, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: Garcon had a solid 79-1,041-3 campaign in 2016. He turns 31 in August, but there appears to be tread left on the tires. He's a WR3 or a WR4 in fantasy depending on where he lands.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/7/17 7:50am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson intends to test the open market in free agency.
Huddle Up: D-Jax has been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles, but he is what he is at this point. He's a deep threat that is better served in non-PPR leagues. He'll be a WR3 option in fantasy.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/5/17 11:20pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins remains the top choice of the San Francisco 49ers, should Cousins file for free agency.
Huddle Up: Cousins can be tagged franchise for another year, so we have to be careful to say a move to the 49ers is not etched in stone. Still, the Redskins are evaluating their needs and may decide keeping Cousins isn't worth the cost. A Cousins move would instantly upgrade the 49ers, but this is all still quite fluid.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/3/17 3:58pm ET
Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said he is optimistic that the Redskins will be able to sign impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal. 'I don?t think it's as complicated as everyone wants to make it. And we'll get together with his agent, and I'm sure we'll come to an agreement,' Allen said.
Huddle Up: It appears that Cousins will return to the Redskins under the franchise tag or with a new contract. He nearly posted 5,000 yards this season and finished with 25 touchdowns but could lose some of his targets with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon scheduled to be free agents as well. Cousins can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues in 2017.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/28/17 10:34am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he is happy that the Redskins named Matt Cavanaugh as their offensive coordinator because he would not have to learn a new offense if he re-signs with the Redskins.
Huddle Up: The Redskins will try to sign Cousins to a long-term deal, but Cousins probably will receive the franchise tag if an agreement is not reached. Cousins finished this season with 4,917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/27/17 5:18pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 69-for-99 for 813 yards, four touchdowns and one interception against the Dallas Cowboys this season.
Huddle Up: Cousins was one of the few quarterbacks to have success against the Cowboys this season when he averaged 406.5 yards, two touchdowns and 0.5 interceptions in two games. He also posted career highs in completions and passing yards in 2016. He probably will return to the Redskins for at least one more years and can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy drafts.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/26/17 11:13am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins said he would be willing to play under the franchise tag if the Redskins place it on him for the second straight year.
Huddle Up: Cousins would prefer a long-term contract but should be willing to accept the franchise tag because of the big salary he would receive. Cousins finished the 2016 season with 4,917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues depending on where he plays.
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