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Washington Redskins’ Reportedly Turned Down 4th Round Pick from Cleveland Browns for Kirk Cousins

May 13th, 2014 at 9:06 PM
By Zach Powell

Washington Redskins' backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has been the source of constant trade speculation since the season came to a close several months ago. CBS Sports' Jason La Confora reports the Cleveland Browns offered their fourth-round pick but were rebuffed by Redskins' general manager Bruce Allen.

'Kirk Cousins' photo (c) 2012, Keith Allison - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

A trade to Cleveland would have reunited Cousins with former Redskins' offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and granted his wish at the opportunity to becoming a starting quarterback in the NFL.  The rumor mill had been churning that the Browns were prepared to offer the 26th overall pick in the draft but ultimately decided to trade up and grab Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel at #22.

It's been rumored that Cousins has privately expressed his desire to be traded to a team that will allow him to compete to be the starter, which isn't going to happen in Washington as long as Robert Griffin III is healthy.  However, with no viable backup currently on the roster, save the much maligned Colt McCoy, Allen is determined to hold on to Cousins unless blown away with an offer.

Tags: Bruce Allen, Football, Johnny Manziel, Kirk Cousins, NFL, Robert Griffin III, Washington, Washington Redskins

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