Washington's starting QB will play on the franchise tag for the second straight year. He will earn roughly $24 million in 2017 and will be eligible for free agency next offseason.

It has long been expected that Cousins would wind up playing out the franchise tag for a second straight year — something no NFL quarterback has ever done.

  • Analysis

Once again, Washington finds itself in search of stability at the inside linebacker position — although offseason pickup Zach Brown could help.

What to do in Richmond during Redskins training camp

While football may bring lots of fans to Virginia's capital city, there's plenty of non-pigskin things to see and do once they arrive.

2017 Redskins training camp opens

Jay Gruden, Kirk Cousins and Co. begin preseason workouts in Richmond....

  • Perspective

Why is Jay Gruden smiling? Because he’s at ease in his role

The Redskins head coach seems to be the loosest person in the room as the team prepares to open training camp in Richmond.

After recently analyzing the defensive line, we flip to the other side of the ball, taking a look into the backfield.

Well, revisit that subject one more time, plus tackle a few non-Cousins topics as well.

The Redskins have seven days to sign their quarterback to a long-term contract extension, or else he'll play the 2017 season on the franchise tag. But the price figures to be steep.

Washington's coaches are encouraged by the unit's play this offseason, but exact roles for its many newcomers — including first-round pick Jonathan Allen — have yet to be determined.

Entering his fourth season as the Washington Redskins tight ends coach, Wes Phillips believes it's the best unit in the league.

  • Analysis

Even on Independence Day, Redskins fans are worrying about a contract for their quarterback.

After former agent failed to secure his release, RB Matt Jones joins powerful NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus

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