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Kirk Cousins opted for Lasik surgery on his eyes -- and now he wonders what impact that will have on his game.
Cousins underwent the procedure Tuesday and said there’s a chance his vision will improve to 20-15. In some ways the procedure provides a peace of mind. Cousins, like anyone who wears contacts, must carry a reserve pair. Having to replace a contact during a game can be an annoyance.
Cousins is hopeful the operation will lead to improved on-field play. Cousins said. "The more you can see out of the corner of your eye blitzes, pass protection, open receivers all of it is effective." In short, it can't hurt.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond