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Cousins-Schaffer: Redskins' negotiator at center of QB talks


Published 1:17 p.m. ET July 14, 2017 | Updated 1:17 p.m. ET July 14, 2017

Kirk Cousins could easily feel uncertain about his future with the Washington Redskins. There have been two rounds of tense negotiations with little progress, coupled with the history of the Redskins not valuing him enough to have already signed him to a long term deal.

Yet as another deadline looms, Cousins harbors no animosity toward Eric Schaffer, the person he describes as the team’s “classy” chief negotiator.

“This isn’t his first rodeo,” Cousins said of Schaffer. “I have a lot of faith in him not only in handling my situation, but when my situation is handled, handling everybody else’s. I have faith in that. But make no mistake: There are titles ahead of him.”

People in the organizational pecking order with titles above Schaffer include owner Dan Snyder, president Bruce Allen and senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams, so it’s far…

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