Redskins still open to trading Kirk Cousins

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Even with Mike Shanahan gone in Washington, the Redskins remain open to trading backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.

According to a report from the Washington Post, the Redskins would want a second-round from a team interested in grabbing the second-year quarterback. Cousins was taken in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft.

When Shanahan was still the Redskins' head coach, he said that if Cousins performed well in the last couple of games, that perhaps they could trade him for a first-rounder.

This would signify that the Jay Gruden-led Redskins are fine with moving forward with Robert Griffin III as the starting quarterback. And if they can improve elsewhere while dealing Cousins, they'll gladly take it.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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