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Cousins open to trade, but not requesting one
Quarterback Kirk Cousins hasn't requested a trade from the Washington Redskins but would welcome the opportunity to go elsewhere and start in the NFL if the opportunity arose, a person with knowledge of the situation said. That stance is the same one Cousins has held since the Redskins selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 draft — the same year that they took Robert Griffin III second overall. ESPN reported Sunday morning that Cousins had informed the Redskins that he was open to being traded. But a person with knowledge of the situation said that the quarterback has not made any demands for a trade. At the same time, Cousins has the goal of starting in the NFL, and he knows that barring injury to Griffin, that goal isn't possible with the Redskins. And so, if a trade did present itself, Cousins would embrace that situation. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Cousins isn't so desperate to be traded that he would want to be in a bad situation just so he could start. Instead, he would likely rather wait another two years and then go elsewhere as a free agent. ESPN said one possible destination could be the Cleveland Browns, who plan to hire Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Shanahan has spent the past four seasons as Washington's offensive coordinator and worked with Cousins over the past two years.
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Honors: Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala and Ravens senior adviser of player development O.J. Brigance will be honored at the 21st annual National MS Society, Maryland Chapter Dinner of Champions on Feb. 22. Pietramala, Brigance and Dr. E. Albert Reece, the vice president and dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will receive the Champion of Hope award. The fundraising event is held annually to recognize distinguished area business and community leaders. The black-tie optional event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and will continue with dinner, the awards presentation and live entertainment. Individual tickets start at $500, and proceeds benefit the Maryland Chapter of the National MS Society.
Women's college gymnastics: Junior Samantha Lutz finished third in the all-around competition as Towson (4-5) took second place in a tri-meet against No. 30 West Virginia and George Washington on Sunday in Morgantown. The Tigers posted a 192.425 team to finish second behind the Mountaineers (195.55). The Colonials (191.825) were third. Towson clinched second place on the final rotation when it posted a season-high 48.725 team score on bars. Towson came into the meet with a 47.325 average on bars. Freshman Bailey Gallagher earned a 9.775 score on bars while senior Macalla Curtis, freshman Bridget Steffen and Lutz each posted 9.75 scores.