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Cousins to play on tag; called 'Kurt' by Allen

2:36 AM ET The Washington Redskins failed to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal, setting the stage for his possible departure next offseason. Team president Bruce Allen said in a statement that Cousins was “obviously important to our team and fans” and detailed the team’s offer made to the quarterback. He also talked about the decision in a video posted on the team’s website but referred to Cousins on five occasions as “Kurt” instead of Kirk. Asked about Allen’s pronunciation of Cousins’ first name, a team spokesman said ...

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Time to trade Kirk Cousins? Washington blew it, faces hard truths

6:31 PM ET It’s not really a surprise that Washington and Kirk Cousins failed to come to terms on a long-term extension before Monday’s deadline for franchise players. What is a surprise, however, is what happened next. Team president Bruce Allen released a statement detailing the offer Washington made to keep Cousins in the organization while revealing that Cousins’ representation failed to ever respond to the proposal. While teams often leak information to try to negotiate through various media channels, this sort of public revelation is virtually unprecedented. It also ...

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Now what for Kirk Cousins? 10 potential 2018 suitors

4:02 PM ET It’s not that Kirk Cousins doesn’t want to play in Washington long term. And it’s not that Washington doesn’t want him to be its quarterback. The reason Cousins didn’t sign a long-term deal with Washington before Monday’s franchise player deadline is rooted in simple economics. The team never offered him a deal that looks like what he expects to make on the open market next March. Kirk Cousins will become the first NFL quarterback to play under the franchise tag for a second consecutive season, earning $ ...

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Source: Cousins open to deal after the season

2:19 PM ET Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is not expected to sign a long-term deal by Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline to sign franchise players to long-term contracts, but he is open to doing a deal with the team after this season, per a source familiar with the situation. Washington still could make a last-minute push to try to get a deal done by the Monday deadline; however, Cousins fully intends to play this season under his franchise tag, worth $ 23.9 million in 2017. There has been a positive, ...

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Kirk Cousins unsure how he'll handle wife's Week 2 due date

3:56 PM ET Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins already is hoping for something other than a long-term deal: a home game in Week 2. That way, there’s a better chance of him being around for the birth of his first child. Otherwise, he’ll be presented with a difficult decision. Cousins’ wife, Julie, is due during the second week of the NFL regular season. The schedule won’t be released until next month and Cousins isn’t sure how he’ll handle the situation. Adam Schefter talks with Redskins QB Kirk Cousins about his ...

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How the Kirk Cousins drama changes everything

10:00 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — Kirk Cousins will surprise you. Just when you think you’ve got the Washington quarterback figured out, he does something entirely unexpected and flips your entire perception of his future. Cousins was a mess for years, a turnover machine whose most appealing quality to Washington fans was the simple fact that he wasn’t Robert Griffin. Then, as if it had suddenly occurred to Cousins he might want to avoid throwing interceptions, he stopped: The same quarterback who threw a pick on 4.3 percent of his passes ...

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Pelicans running out of time to adjust to DeMarcus Cousins, new-look roster

9:05 AM ET DALLAS — Anthony Davis couldn’t fall asleep Sunday night after receiving an All-Star Game MVP award and an All-Star teammate before leaving the Smoothie King Center. He was too busy dreaming about the possibilities of playing next to DeMarcus Cousins. “I was just up all night just thinking about how far we can go, what we can do on the court together,” Davis said. He wasn’t alone. “I ended up texting him at like 3 in the morning,” Davis said of Cousins. “I was like, ‘Bro, I’m ...

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Cousins: 'Love for this city has never changed'

4:31 AM ET ESPN.com news services DeMarcus Cousins delivered a brief, emotional speech Monday night at what appeared to be a going-away party following his trade from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans. “My love for this city has never changed,” he said, his voice wavering. He turned from the crowd and appeared to be choked up. “My love for this city has never changed. Even though I’m gone, it’ll still be the same. You know, I’m still lookin’ out for these kids. Every family in this city ...

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Divac: I received better Cousins deal 2 days ago

11:12 PM ET ESPN.com news services Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac said Monday that his team had a better trade offer for DeMarcus Cousins two days earlier, and he decided to deal the All-Star center Sunday night because future offers likely would’ve yielded less than he received from the New Orleans Pelicans. “When you make a deal you want to get the most. Right now was the best time, and it was the best offer we had,” Divac said Monday in explaining the Kings’ side of the trade. The ...

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Sources: Kings agree to deal Cousins to Pelicans

3:38 AM ET The Sacramento Kings stunningly changed course Sunday night and agreed to trade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans just two weeks after publicly proclaiming Cousins off the market, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Kings and Pelicans, while Sunday’s All-Star Game in New Orleans was playing out, came to terms on a trade that will send Cousins and swingman Omri Casspi to the All-Star hosts in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and both a 2017 first- and second-round ...

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