Redskins President Bruce Allen on Friday said that once the initial free agency period slows down, extension talks with
The Redskins are expecting to resume talks with quarterback Kirk Cousins and his agent to negotiate a long-term deal once the current period of free agency dies down, President Bruce Allen said Friday.
The month began with the Redskins tendering Cousins a non-exclusive franchise tag, which the quarterback signed shortly after to stay in Washington for another year.
“As soon as free agency dies down a little bit,” he said, “I’m sure his agent will engage us again in talks.”
The Redskins have until July 15 to complete a deal with Cousins, otherwise he will be locked in for the next season and be allowed to test next year’s market as an unrestricted free agent.
With free agency underway, and quarterbacks such as Brock Osweiler signing large contracts, Allen was asked if he thought the money being handed away was “silly.”
“Well I don’t know if it is getting silly,” he said. “The good quarterbacks deserve the money and I’m sure there are some performers in the league who are watching this and thinking they might be entitled to a raise or two. But…you can’t win in this league unless your quarterback plays well.”
While the Redskins have remained very quiet in free agency so far – they’ve signed just one player, defensive end
So far, that’s meant not jumping for big names and money.
The Redskins have indeed made it a priority to bring back players from last season’s roster they believe will have an important role for next season. Besides Cousins, as of Friday, quarterback
Allen also mentioned that there is no news in regards to bringing back linebacker
“We have heard the three day tampering period allows you to get a feel for what the market’s going to be and we thought those players were going to do well with other teams and they’re representatives have told us that,” Allen said. “We’re busy right now, we’re looking to add some players, we have 66 guys under contract and we will have 90 good Redskins going to Richmond.”