For Cousins, a deal in the $25 to $27 million per year range with $70 to $80 million guaranteed may be necessary.
The transition tag is another option. That would allow Cousins to talk to other teams and entertain offers, but Washington would have the ability to match any offer he gets to keep him. If the team decides not to match any offer, Cousins can walk away free and clear. At more than $28 million, the transition tag would still be costly, but much less than a third franchise tag.
Levy suffered a torn meniscus in Week 1 last season that required surgery. He returned to play toward the end of the regular season and playoffs. Following his release, Levy underwent a second surgery in April on the same knee.
“I figured there was something wrong because they passed me on a physical when I couldn’t even sit down to a chair or get into a linebacker stance at the time,” Levy told ESPN. “In my mind, I didn’t think about the legal contract part of it. I thought, ‘This is f—d up. I can’t get into position; how can I pass a physical?’ I didn’t know it was a physical the first time.
“I went in for just a follow-up for my knee, we go through the exam Cheap Jerseys From USA or whatever and I see he puts ‘pass’ on it for the physical. I’m like, ‘OK, this ain’t right.’ So I called my agent and I’m just now learning about the process.”
According to the Detroit Free Press, the 30-year-old Levy is Cheap Jerseys From China unlikely to play again.