NFL Notes: Kirk Cousins, Jets, Seahawks


Kirk Cousins

  • Dianna Russini has spoken to a number of sources regarding the Kirk Cousins situation and has been told that there isn’t a real price that would make Cousins happy.
  • Instead, Russini says “this is deeper” and while the two sides need each other, they apparently “don’t want each other.
  • Russini says she spoke with coaches and GMs around the NFL this week and almost all of them agree with the Redskins tagging Cousins.


  • Manish Mehta reports that the Jets are promoting director of pro personnel Matt Bazirgan to director of college scouting, replacing Rex Hogan.


Seahawks DC Kris Richard stressed that everyone’s job in their secondary is up for grabs this summer and they plan to play their best players no matter who that is.

“The competition is wide open, these guys understand that,” Richard said, via Pro Football Talk. “I’ve said it for years, and I know people kind of look at me like I’m crazy, but Richard Sherman’s job is up for grabs. The competition is open, the best players are going to be out there and they’re going to play for us. The best guys are going to be out there, and if he shows he is more than able and more that capable of being out there and helping this football team, then he will play.

Richard said that they’re excited to see what third-round CB Shaquill Griffin can do once the pads are on during training camp.

“He’s got probably one of the best corner minds that we’ve had for a young guy around here,” Richard said. “That’s just in regards to leverage, positioning, the understanding of our coverages and where we need him to be. He has picked it up fairly quickly. We’re going to be really excited to see him strap it up and get out there and actually be able to compete for the football while it’s in the air. That’s going to be the next phase, but his technique has been improving day after day, and he has real strength. He has strength in his hands, you can tell he’s a powerful guy, and obviously his speed is there.

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