The Washington Redskins don’t anticipate using the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins.
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The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Ansah had injury issues the past two seasons, but he still played in 27 games for the Lions, making 79 tackles along with 14 sacks — 12 of them in 2017, including six in the final two games.
Ansah, 28, admitted late in the season he had been dealing with a lot all year. He had ankle, shoulder and back injuries throughout 2017, rarely practiced in full pads and almost always appeared on Detroit’s injury reports. He said he is pretty confident, though, that he can return to his 2015 form, where he had both consistency and production while earning a Pro Bowl berth.
The franchise tag for a defensive end was $16.9 million in 2017, and it is expected to be approximately $17.5 million for the upcoming season.
Jackson finished this past season at a 59.1 percent completion rate to go with 56.2 percent in his Heisman season.
Unlike Darnold, who has elected not to throw Saturday at the combine, Jackson said he would throw, but would not run a 40-yard dash or do any of the other agility drills. Just throw,” Jackson said.
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The two passes he threw in the fourth quarter of a blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals marked the only game action he saw in 2017. One day after the Vikings’ loss at Philadelphia in January, Bridgewater said he definitely wants to be a starter next season. Whether he can return to his 2014-15 form remains in question.