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Redskins use franchise tag on Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins won’t be playing in a 49ers’ uniform in the 2017-’18 season, after the Washington Redskins chose to use their franchise tag on the Pro Bowl quarterback, as first reported by former NFL pro scouting director, Mike McCartney.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed the deal minutes later.


The 49ers were targeting Cousins heavily as a possible fit for new head coach Kyle Shanahan’s system, after the two had so much success in Washington together two seasons ago. While Cousins could still be dealt in a trade to the 49ers this season, it’s most likely that we won’t see him in a 49ers’ uniform in 2017.


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