On the first day of NFL free agency, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Kirk Cousins asked team owner Dan Snyder about a trade. Appearing on ESPN’s podcast “Know Them From Adam” the quarterback didn’t deny the report, but clarified a few details.
“As Chris Mortensen reported, not sure how it got out, but I did just Cheap Jerseys Toronto inquire to Mr. Snyder and [team president Bruce] Allen if there was any interest in trading me just to try to get an understanding of their perspective,” Cousins said. “And the answer I got back was, you know Mr. Snyder communicated his belief in me and his desire for me to remain a Redskin and his desire to help me by surrounding the quarterback position with all the players and coaches that you need to succeed. And that’s the kind of message you want to hear from the owner of your team.”
Cousins said all of his interactions with Snyder have been “positive” this offseason despite what appears in the media. The QB says reports can end up being viewed differently by people, and told a story he had about an interaction with someone who saw Mortensen’s tweet.
Kirk Cousins appealed personally to owner Dan Snyder for a trade but was basically told not to get his hopes up, per sources.
Braves (6-12) at Mets (8-11), 7:10 p.m. ET — One of three series-opening games postponed by rain Tuesday, Julio Teheran (1-1, 3.52 ERA) and Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 1.73 ERA) will duel in a rematch from opening day. Teheran has posted a 0.63 ERA over his past six starts against the Mets, but New York won the first game of the season, 6-0, as neither ace factored in the decision.