2012 NFL Draft: Redskins Sign Quarterback Kirk Cousins To 4-Year Deal

Reports indicate that the team and the quarterback have agreed to a four-year deal worth $2.57 million.

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Redskins Offseason 2012: Kirk Cousins Agrees To A 4-Year Deal

The Washington Redskins raised some eyebrows when they drafted former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft after taking Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick, and they've now made that official.

As Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com and NFL Network reported on Twitter this morning:

The Redskins confirmed the signing shortly after Jeremiah's report. Cousins is the all-time leader at Michigan State in completions, passing yards, and touchdowns. He should also be receiving a signing bonus of $472,688.

Stay tuned to SB Nation D.C. for more information on the 2012 NFL Free Agency period. For all your Redskins news and notes, be sure to follow SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all nuggets from around the league, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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2012 NFL Draft Results: Robert Griffin III Selected By Washington Redskins With No. 2 Pick

With the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins have selected Robert Griffin III, a quarterback from the Baylor Bears. The Washington Redskins sacrificed a second round pick this year and two first round picks the next two years, but they certainly hope that Griffin is quarterback they think he can be.

The Heisman Trophy winner for 2011, Griffin electrified college football last season, throwing for 4,293 yards with 37 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. Even better, he completed 72.4 percent of his passes. His accuracy and his arm strength would be good enough reasons to draft him high, but his agility and his athleticism which can stretch plays out make him a potential can't miss prospect.


NFL Draft Tracker via Sports Illustrated




The Redskins next pick is the No. 69 pick in the third round. The Redskins have six more picks remaining in the draft after this, including picks acquired when the Redskins traded quarterbacks Jason Campbell and Donovan McNabb.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For a complete list of 2012 NFL Draft results as they happen, visit SBNation.com. For more on the Washington Redskins, visit Hogs Haven. For even more comprehensive coverage of the NFL Draft, visit Mocking The Draft.


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