2017 NFL preview: Will Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense regress? – Niners Nation

NFL training camp gets going in three weeks, and that means the NFL regular season is only two months away. I imagine most of us will be focusing on our San Francisco 49ers during training camp, but it will help to know a little bit about the rest of the league. SB Nation’s 32 NFL sites are putting together basic rundowns of what their team has been up to this offseason.

Each explainer includes free agent additions and departures, trades, draft picks expected to contribute as rookies, biggest offseason addition, biggest storyline, underrated storyline, and notable injuries. The idea is to give you a quick but thorough background on each team. We’ll use these to look at 49ers opponents, but if we have time, I want to try and use all 32 to give us a nice look around the league.

Today, we move on to Washington, courtesy of our friends at Hogs Haven. The 49ers travel to the nation’s capital in Week 6.

Yes, I did plan the timing of this one on purpose. Tomorrow is Monday, and it is the deadline for quarterback Kirk Cousins and Washington to come to an agreement on a long-term deal. Adam Schefter reported Sunday that it is unlikely a deal gets done on Monday, with Cousins looking to wait until after the season.

That is how things have appeared to be headed for some time, making this upcoming season that much more interesting. Cousins has improved each of the past two seasons, and another season anywhere like last year will result in a huge pay day. The question now is whether or not he’ll regress. Washington lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon, but added Terrelle Pryor.

Whether or not Washington can hang with Dallas and New York is not as big for

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