Redskins Place Exclusive Franchise Tag On Kirk Cousins

As expected, the Redskins used the exclusive franchise tag on Kirk Cousins. The move came Tuesday, a day before the league’s deadline. It means the team controls rights to Cousins for $23.94 million this season, his second straight under the tag, unless they reach a different deal for a long-term contract by July 15, or they trade him. That leaves Washington with about $40 million in salary cap space, limiting its ability to pursue free agents from other teams and retain some if its own.  (Washington Post) 

Here are five things that will be affected by the decision to use the tag on Cousins.



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