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Saturday Slop: A look at the top Redskins stories of the day!

A look at the top Redskins stories of the day!

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NFL Rumor Central: Cousins extension looks unlikely before deadline | ESPN Redskins Blog

Deadlines spur action, as we've seen in years past, but Schefter noted that Cousins' potential earnings via the franchise tag are a tough hurdle to overcome. If Cousins -- who will make $19.95 million this year on the tag -- performs well in 2016 and gets tagged again next spring, he would earn $43.9 million over the next two seasons, absent a long-term extension. That limits the incentive to accept any offer from Washington that doesn't at least approach that figure in the first two years.

A $20 million average is now the floor for a Cousins deal | CSN Mid-Atlantic

The per-season average money is only one factor in evaluating the value of a contract. Guaranteed money is perhaps even more important. Luck's extension contains $84 million in guarantees. If we take the same 80 percent of Luck's guarantees and apply them to Cousins then the Redskins' QB should figure on something in the neighborhood of $65 million guaranteed.

Redskins position preview: Expectations sky high for Brandon Scherff | CSN Mid-Atlantic

"Well, the thing that's encouraging about Brandon is when you look at what he was able to accomplish last year, first time transitioning inside to playing guard, and I thought he showed continuous improvement throughout the course of the year," McVay said earlier this month. "He's a conscientious guy - really tough. I think he competes well in both phases - excellent athleticism."

Josh Norman earns high respect from peers, sets new top 100 standard for Redskins | CSN Mid-Atlantic

"Grimy, talking trash to you," Hilton said before describing a play in the teams' Week 7 meeting last season. "I had a go-route on the right side, had him beat. I went to put my hands up, and I just saw these long arms come up there and hit the ball away. I was like, ‘Man, where did he come from?'"

Redskins position preview: Did they do enough on the defensive line? | CSN Mid-Atlantic

eyes, a newcomer to the group, and Jean-Francois, a reliable veteran and an emerging leader, each enjoyed a productive spring. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry has also said he's got high hopes for Paea to bounce back from an uneven 2015. Paea told CSN recently that he's healthy and much more comfortable in the scheme this year, his second in Washington. He did, however, miss the final two weeks of the offseason program while tending to a personal matter.