Kirk Cousins signs franchise contract with Redskins

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WASHINGTON – Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins signed his franchise contract with the team on Friday.

The contract gives him a guaranteed $23.9 million salary for the 2017 season.

The signing was announced by Cousins’ agent on Friday morning.

This is the second year in a row Cousins has signed a franchise tag with the Redskins. He’s now free to participate in all offseason team activities and workouts.

The Redskins now have until July 15 to attempt to reach a long-term deal with Cousins.