2017 NFL Schedule: W-L Predictions for Every Team – Bleacher Report

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In terms of top free agents this offseason, the Washington Redskins were involved with many of them one way or another.

On the departing end, the Redskins lost defensive end Chris Baker and wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and wide receiver Pierre Garcon to the San Francisco 49ers.

On the acquiring end, the Redskins brought in wide receiver Terrelle Pryor on a one-year deal to pair with second-year receiver Josh Doctson. The team also signed linebacker Zach Brown, who was second in the league in tackles for the Buffalo Bills in 2016 with 149.

However, the biggest storyline surrounding the Redskins this offseason was the Kirk Cousins saga.

After the team franchise-tagged Cousins, there were multiple reports, including one from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, that the quarterback asked owner Dan Snyder directly about a trade, though Cousins later came out and said that those reports were never true, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

We can all figure it out: Barring a miracle, we will not see Cousins on the Redskins in 2018, and who knows? He could very well be traded at the draft. If he does remain with the team in 2017, though, this is likely it for the Cousins era.

A year ago, the Redskins went 8-7-1. Say what you want, but this apparent controversy could play a role in the regression of the team, whether it be in the locker room on the field. Not only that, but the Redskins do have quite a tough slate of opponents.

Perhaps the most obvious are those in their division: the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. That sounds like quite a few losses.

Beyond that, they play against teams like

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