With Super Bowl trip on the line, this is no surprise. Nelson is Aaron Rodgers favorite target, and will be targeted if he is able to play a decent amount of snaps. There is no word of a snap count for him, so he should be seeing his usual workload.
Bennett has been playing at less than 100 percent basically all season but finding out that Bennett has a cracked bone in his ankle and also bone chips is surprising. He is a tough guy who hasn't missed a game all season and is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers.
When this season ends, Ryan will have two years left on his contract. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Ryan's agent Tom Condon will look to capitalize on Ryan's likely MVP season. Condon will be looking to make Ryan the highest paid quarterback in the NFL. Currently, Ryan carries $23.75 million cap hit for next year which is 11th highest in the league.
Even if the Redskins hit Cousins with another franchise tag, the 49ers may be willing to part with a trade which would include the No. 2 overall pick to land Cousins. With former coach Kyle Shanahan likely the new head coach of the 49ers, Cousins may be more inclined to play for the 49ers. More than likely Washington will try and hit Cousins with the franchise tag and if the two cannot work out a long-term deal it may only be the beginning of the saga.
Kerrigan finished the season with 11 sacks and has had at least 7.5 sacks in all six of his NFL seasons. With new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky it will be interesting to see how the Redskins defense looks in 2017.
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