Monday, February 6, 2017

Kirk Cousins' Busy Offseason Continues

Over one million football fanatics tuned in to watch the Big Game on Sunday—the Puppy Bowl, of course.

Perhaps the biggest supporter, is none other than Redskins signal caller Kirk Cousins, who served as the Puppy Bowl ambassador.

The 28-year-old quarterback and his wife, Julie, are dog foster parents—having already helped nearly 10 dogs find permanent homes. They even adopted one of their own; a five-year-old Goldendoodle named Bentley.

"It's a great way to find out what you like and help dogs. It's a win-win for everyone," said Cousins when speaking to People Magazine about why others should consider fostering dogs.

Cousins went on to praise Animal Planet's annual event.

"I love that people tune in. They have had a 100% adoption success rate for every dog involved over the past 13 years," he shared. "In this bowl, there are no losers."

This NFL offseason will certainly be one to remember for Cousins: Puppy Bowl ambassador, Pro Bowl defensive specialist, and soon-to-be one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Sack Man Lives Again

Pass rush specialist Junior Galette has re-signed with the Redskins on a team-friendly deal. Galette, 28, spent the last two seasons in Washington, but has yet to play a single down for the team.

The hybrid outside linebacker announced the news on his Instagram profile, stating, "5 years of my Prime Left I Promise to give it everything I have... Thankful to be signing another Contract W/ The @redskins Tomorrow #Blessed"

Prior to joining Washington, Galette was a talented pass rusher with the Saints, notching double-digit sacks in back-to-back seasons. Those numbers earned him a four-year contract extension worth $41.5 million in The Big Easy.

However, during the 2015 offseason, Galette was arrested on simple battery and domestic violence charges for allegedly injuring a woman over text messages he found on her phone. Those charges were eventually dropped, but the Saints cut ties with him on July 24, 2015.

One week after his release, Galette signed a one-year contract with Washington, prior to suffering a season-ending injury during training camp. He was brought back on another one-year deal signed on March 15, 2016. Four months later, he suffered another Achilles injury, on the opposite leg, and missed the entire season—again.

Regardless, the Redskins need a defensive makeover, and re-signing a player of Galette's [potential] caliber makes sense. He desperately wants to prove himself not only to this organization, but to the fanbase as well.