Unlike the Baltimore Ravens, the Washington Redskins failed to sign their franchise tendered player in quarterback Kirk Cousins to a contract extension. Cousins will play under the franchise tag for 2016. For insurance the Redskins are working out former Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Jimmy Clausen, according to NFL Networks Ian Rappaport.
Clausen came in to Baltimore after quarterback Joe Flacco tore his ACL. He was able to start two games and completed 49 out of 85 passes for 555 yards. If Clausen is signed he will be the 3rd string quarterback to Cousins and backup Colt McCoy.
Also according to Rappaport, Clausen is not the only former Raven the Redskins are working out. Wide receiver Marlon Brown is also at the Redskins training facility. Brown is the one that intrigues me the most if the Redskins like his workout and sign him to the team. In his 2013 rookie year Brown caught 49 passes for 524 yards and 7 touchdowns, but has fallen off a cliff in the last two seasons. The talent is there for Brown and the Redskins might believe that Cousins, head coach Jay Gruden and offensive coordinator Sean McVay can bring the talent that Brown showed in his rookie campaign and contribute for the Redskins and their offense.
Maybe even stick it to the Ravens too.