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)

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.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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