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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Kirk Cousins signs contract with Redskins

The Washington Redskins have come to terms with rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins, the player announced via Twitter.

“Just signed my contract,” Cousins tweeted. “Officially a member of the Washington Redskins.”

Kirk Cousins is vying to be Robert Griffin III’s backup. (John McDonnell - The Washington Post)
Shortly after, the Redskins sent out a tweet of their own announcing the news.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but fourth-round picks last season signed four-year deals worth around $2.5 million.

Drafted in the fourth round out of Michigan State, Cousins becomes the seventh of Washington’s nine draft picks to sign.

First-round pick Robert Griffin III and third-round pick Josh LeRibeus remain unsigned but continue to take part in offseason practices.

Cousins is competing with veteran Rex Grossman and Jonathan Crompton to be Griffin’s backup.

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