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Daily Slop: Redskins Ready to Commit to Kirk Cousins, But What is He Worth?

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Michael Phillips' Redskins observations - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins XTRA
Kirk Cousins is adding more zeroes to the check he’ll get in free agency. The Redskins are likely to put a franchise tag on him to keep him from hitting the open market.

Washington Redskins' QB Kirk Cousins answers questions, leads big win - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins started the season as a question for many fans, as in, “Can he really do it? What are they thinking?” He ended the last home game with fans chanting a different question: “You like that?!”

When Redskins gained confidence in Kirk Cousins - Washington - Scout
Confidence is king. Earning faith in team sports from those on your side can be a crowning achievement. Players on the Washington Redskins have confidence in Kirk Cousins.

DeSean Jackson up, Jamison Crowder down in Redskins' win - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
WR DeSean Jackson: Before the game, one member of the organization mentioned what a good week Jackson had. Then he went out and caught six passes for 153 yards and a touchdown. With each week he’s become more like his old self. He now has seven catches of 25 yards or longer in the last five games. Say what you want about him, the man scares defenses and makes big plays.

Redskins defense pitches fourth first-half shutout - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins XTRA

LANDOVER, Md. - In four of Washington’s eight home games this year, the Redskins shut out their opponent in the first half (St. Louis, Philadelphia, New York Giants and Buffalo). All four ended with Washington victories.

Washington Redskins can clinch playoff berth with win in Philadelphia - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Washington Redskins no longer need a complicated formula to determine their playoff fate. If they beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, they will reach the postseason.

Despite blowout loss, Eagles defender issues warning for Redskins | CSN Mid-Atlantic

The Redskins currently have a 1-game lead over the Eagles, but regardless of that fact, Philly LB Mychal Kendricks still issued an obscene warning for Washington.

The Washington Redskins keep liking what Kirk Cousins is doing - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
In 14 games, he turned a chance into chants. And, yes, the fans officially now like that because Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, taking advantage of an opportunity, has led his team to a place few thought reachable at the end of August.

Redskins beat Bills, set up big Saturday night in Philly - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins XTRA

LANDOVER, Md. — The training room at FedEx Field was filled to capacity in the minutes after a 35-25 Redskins victory, but it had nothing to do with injuries — it was the only place to find a television.

Washington Redskins grab control of NFC East, but Eagles in OK shape - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
A quick, nuts-and-bolts look at the playoff picture in the NFC East entering the final two weeks of the season

Here's how the Redskins can win the NFC East | Washington Post

The Washington Redskins are in sole possession of first place in the NFC East heading into Week 16. Following a 35-25 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and losses by the Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) and New York Giants (6-8), the Redskins (7-7) control their destiny heading into Saturday's crucial matchup against the Eagles.

Cousins's Week 15 win by the numbers - ESPN
A look at the numbers shows that Kirk Cousins has earned a long-term deal in Washington.

Ryan Kerrigan: Focus and execution

Muncie's own NFL star Ryan Kerrigan has the respect of many, including the man who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden

How Cousins Turned Himself Into Redskins’ QB of Future " CBS DC

Kirk Cousins has evolved from a question mark to a near certainty to return as Redskins QB.

Redskins unleash the pass rush to bottle up Tyrod Taylor, Bills' offense | Washington Post

Jason Hatcher had to wipe the dust off his sack dance. The aging defensive end hadn't recorded a sack since the season opener. No matter how hard the Washington Redskins' 10-year veteran had tried to take down the past 12 quarterbacks he has faced, Hatcher's efforts had all fallen short.

Eagles' loss creates an alternate path to the playoffs for the Redskins | CSN Mid-Atlantic

The simplest path to the playoffs for the Redskins is to win in Philadelphia next week. But a loss on Saturday isn't necessarily the end of the road.

Redskins, with eyes focused on playoffs, barely bother to savor victory over Bills | Washington Post

As he and his teammates flew back from Chicago last week following their first road victory of the season , left tackle Trent Williams reflected on the accomplishment, but his thoughts quickly raced forward to the week ahead.

It’s Time to Like What Redskins Are Doing " CBS DC

Suddenly, with two games remaining, the Redskins are looking like possible division champions.

Redskins are sold on Kirk Cousins, but remain undecided on his value | Washington Post

The Washington Redskins are sold on Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback beyond this season, and because of that, team officials are determined to avoid letting the fourth-year veteran depart via free agency this offseason.

After big game, Jackson wants to go 'get it' in Philly | CSN Mid-Atlantic

The Redskins have been waiting for a game like this from DeSean Jackson all year. Now he wants to go get a division title against his former team.

Kirk Cousins can play, and that makes Washington's season a success already | Washington Post

Given a chance to reflect on the decision that defines this turnaround Washington season, Jay Gruden balked and opted for bravado. Of course, silly inquisitor, the coach knew Kirk Cousins was going to play quarterback like this. Did he not say "It's Kirk's team" clearly enough when he ditched Robert Griffin III for Cousins in late August?