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Report: Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins signs franchise tender

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has signed his franchise tender Friday morning, which makes him "tradeable," according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter.

Schefter reports while the Redskins have "no inclination" of trading Cousins to date, now that he's signed this tender, the team can "review options."

On Thursday, ESPN reported that Cousins went to team owner Dan Snyder asking for a trade, but Snyder informed him that he should not expect a trade.

Cousins signed an exclusive franchise tag with the club in Feb. 2017. Last year, he received the nonexclusive franchise tag costing the team $19.953 million, according to ESPN.

Last season, Cousins passed for 4,917 passing yards and 25 touchdowns, according to ESPN.

This latest news follows a tough week for the Redskins after losing three of its best players in free agency: Receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, and defensive lineman Chris Baker.

Both Baker and Jackson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, and ESPN reported Wednesday that Garcon is expected to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.


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