The three-year negotiating stalemate between Cousins and the Redskins could culminate this offseason. Will the sides finally work out a long-term deal? Will Washington make Cousins a three-time franchise player at a cost of $35 million for 2018? The transition tag would carry a smaller price tag ($28 million) while letting Cousins explore the market.
Can Washington plausibly move on from Cousins? The QB ranks solidly within the top 10 in Total QBR since 2015 and will have suitors if he reaches the market. Cousins beat expectations early in the season when he produced despite losing his most reliable receivers, but he has had a tougher time as injuries wiped out more of his supporting cast.
Brees was upset after watching almost a dozen teammates go down with various ailments in New Orleans’ 20-17 loss in Atlanta to the Falcons.
“It’s 100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night,” Brees told reporters, per The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La. “You understand what guys’ bodies go through in a game, and then to turn around four days later and play a game? Look at the injury studies. They’re off the charts. Is this smart, as it pertains to guys’ health and safety? No, absolutely not.”
The most prominent players to be nicked up Thursday were running backs Cheap Jerseys Made In USA Alvin Kamara (concussion) and Mark Ingram (toe, knee) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin).
Brees’ contention that Thursday games cause more injuries Cheap Jerseys NBA China contradicts what NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said prior to Super Bowl 51 in February. Goodell said there was no such increase.