NFL Notes: Kirk Cousins, Eagles, Titans

Kirk Cousins

  • Two GMs who spoke with Jason Cole of B/R believe some team will use a “HUGE” roster bonus as part of an agreement with QB Kirk Cousins next year to make it hard for the Redskins to match an offer if they use their transition tag on him.
  • Cole says that the Redskins would have a tough time matching a $40 million pay out next year, which would leave Cousins in line to make $60 million over the first two years of a new contract.
  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported yesterday that barring something unforeseen, there has been a “strong indication” that Cousins will play out the 2017 season under the franchise tag and both sides are okay with that. (NFLTR)


  • Jimmy Kempski reports that Eagles C Tyler Orlosky is fully healthy and is ready to go for the start of training camp after he missed all of OTAs and minicamp with a strained MCL.


Titans DL Jimmy Staten is hoping to stick with Tennessee after bouncing around the NFL to begin his pro career.

“I love the culture here,” Staten said, via “I love the brotherhood we have amongst each other, the way guys work. We get better every day, every week. I just want to show them I am ready to go, that I know my plays and I am ready to help this team.

“I’ll be ready for camp. It is time to show what you’ve got.

Staten is well aware of the fact that he’ll need to continue his strong play during training camp in order to ensure himself a spot on the 53-man roster.

When I first came in, I just wanted to do what they needed me to do, and that still is my thought process,” Staten said. “I want to do what they need me to do. I think I have done pretty well. There’s always things I can work on. During the offseason I tried to polish plays while I’m working on my body. I have been around a little bit so I understand how things work.

“But I know I have to show them something (in camp). I’ll be ready.”

  • Titans HC Mike Mularkey expects OLB Kevin Dodd (foot) to be ready for training camp. (Paul Kuharsky)

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