Redskins' Kirk Cousins: Destined for another season under franchise tag

Cousins is expected to play the upcoming season under the Redskins' franchise tag, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.

Cousins has until 4:00 p.m. EDT on Monday to ink a long-term contract with Washington, or else he'll play a second straight season under the tag. Without a recent breakthrough in negotiations, the latter scenario is widely expected to unfold, which would result in Cousins earning nearly $24 million guaranteed this season. Cousins would then be able to reevaluate his future with the Redskins after the season, all the while preserving the possibility to secure a long-term pact elsewhere ahead of the 2018 campaign.

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