By Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON — The Redskins have decided to tag quarterback Kirk Cousins four days before the franchise tag deadline, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

The only decision they have yet to make, Schefter further reports, is whether to use the franchise or transition tag on Cousins.

Washington General Manager Scot McCloughan addressed the possibility of using the franchise tag on Cousins earlier this week in Indianapolis.

“I would love to do a long-term deal with Kirk,” McCloughan said. “But I’m not going to ruin the organization financially to do it.”

“It’s a business. We’re trying to do what we need to do and he’s trying to get what he needs to get and I respect that,” McCloughan said. “I’ve been through this many times in other organizations and it takes a little time. It’s not something you do overnight.”

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