The Redskins intend to put the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. While the argument can be made whether or not Washington should sign Cousins to a long-term deal, the tag clearly shows the organization wants to keep their passer, at least for the 2017 season. For weeks it's also been clear that the 49ers, with Kyle Shanahan now in charge, also want Cousins.
Adrian Peterson is headed to free agency. Indeed, a source close to Peterson said the player has been doing casual research on potential NFL destinations for a little more than two weeks – preparing for the first free agency opportunity of his career. Peterson also hasn’t closed the door on a Vikings return, but two things are said to be important to him going forward: A starting job and an incentivized contract that offers him the opportunity to prove (and earn) his worth among the game’s best running backs.
With all the talk about the big names on the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Martavis Bryant is quietly working hard, preparing for his opportunity to get back onto the field. He shared some video on Instagram as he continues to work on getting himself right for the start of the 2017 season. Bryant served a one-year suspension for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. But it appears he’s got his life together and at the same time discovered a newfound passion for football. It’s crazy to think he was as good as he was in previous seasons and he wasn’t fully committed to the process. Now with this improved work ethic, the sky really is the limit for him. His absence, along