The Redskins have been looking for offensive weapons for QB Dwayne Haskins Jr., but have struck out in free agency so far. They were reportedly interested in TE Austin Hooper, but he is signing with the Browns.
The latest report is a big one. Amari Cooper was a big name WR entering free agency after the Cowboys used their franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott. He had said he wanted to return to Dallas, but that didn’t stop the Redskins from trying to pry him away. Washington reportedly offered “significantly” more money to sign Cooper, but he decided to re-sign with the Cowboys for 5-years, $100 million.
The Redskins want to upgrade their wide receiver corps this year. They have a very young group with potential, and a rising star in Terry McLaurin. They also still need to get at least one tight end after the release of Jordan Reed and retirement of Vernon Davis.
Here’s a twist: the Washington Redskins pursued Amari Cooper today and tried to pry him away. Dallas prevailed. https://t.co/DNuD48VV0B
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper turned down “significantly” more money from Redskins to remain in Dallas with hopes to win Super Bowl here, source said tonight. Dallas is where he wanted to be. He’s coming back on a five-year, $100 million contract.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) March 17, 2020
Rivera + Smith obviously hoped for Cooper to be crown jewel of their first FA class. Fell through. What now? Will be fascinating to see how they regroup. No comparable offensive weapons left out there to be had. I think it shakes up their whole rebuild plan.
— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) March 17, 2020