NFL Notes: Kirk Cousins, LaMarr Woodley, Ravens & Justin Tucker

Kirk Cousins

  • Mike  Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that nothing has changed between the Redskins and franchise QB Kirk Cousins regarding a contract extension.
  • The expectation remains that Cousins will play out the 2016 season under the franchise tag.

LaMarr Woodley

Free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley explained during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that while he can’t make a team show interest in him, he’s still in shape to stay ready for an opportunity.

Yeah, I’m staying in shape, but the thing is, I’ve put myself in a situation where I’ve been hurt these past few years, so I don’t really control my situation right now,” Woodley said. “I can’t make a team call me. So all I can do is prepare myself and keep myself ready, but also I’m going to make sure that my mind is working and that I’m doing other things — things that I can control.”

Woodley added that he can still perform at a high level and get the job done.

“I still can go out there, I can get the job done,” said Woodley. “I still can go out there and play at a high level. I just have to be out there on the field to go out there and play at a high level and not just be used for certain situations as far as going out there stopping the run. As an outside linebacker, they predicate our game on sacks and I have to be out there on third-down situations to get sacks. But if I’m not out there on third-down situations, you ain’t gonna see any sacks.


  • Mike Florio writes that while going year-to-year for most players in the NFL carries a lot of injury risk, it’s considerably smaller for kickers.
  • With this in mind, Florio mentions that Ravens K Justin Tucker, who is reportedly upset with the Ravens reducing their offer to him, may actually be better off playing out the year under the franchise tag and getting another 20 percent increase in 2017 or sign with a different team for a market-value deal.

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