Smoke Signals: Redskins News for February 22, 2017

In today’s must-read, Jerry Brewer writes that the power in Ashburn is Bruce Allen and Scot McCloughan is no more than a glorified super-scout. The team is not in his hands, Brewer writes, it is in Allen’s hands.

NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes it is more than 50 percent likely that Kirk Cousins plays for someone other than the Washington Redskins next year.

If the Skins want to keep Cousins, they’ll have to slap the franchise tag on him again.

NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci says the Skins MUST keep Cousins.

John Keim makes a great point — don’t worry about what Cousins will earn, worry about how much of the cap his salary will consume.

Why the Redskins cannot sign WRs Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson.

What about safety Budda Baker for the Skins in the NFL Draft?