Kirk Cousins officially joins Minnesota Vikings

It’s official: Kirk Cousins is the new starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Thursday.

Cousins met with team officials Wednesday night over dinner and toured the Vikings’ new facility on Thursday before agreeing to the richest guaranteed-money contract in NFL history. The three-year, $84 million deal, which is fully guaranteed, makes Cousins the highest-paid player ever, a source informed of the contract told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The Trump administration on Thursday took its strongest action to date to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election, imposing fresh financial sanctions on Russian government hackers and spy agencies.

The administration also formally backed Britain’s claims that Moscow is almost certainly to blame for a chemical toxin attack against a former Russian spy living in England who was found comatose along with his daughter earlier this month.

Seferian-Jenkins, 25, resurrected his career with the Jets after being cut by the Buccaneers following a September 2016, arrest for drunk driving. The incident produced an embarrassing dash-cam video in which he made crude remarks while sitting in the backseat of a police cruiser.

Ultimately, he was suspended by the NFL for the first two games of 2017 season.

The Jets took a chance, claiming Seferian-Jenkins on waivers. After a non-descript 2016, he acknowledged a drinking problem and lost 30 pounds during the offseason.

“I expect to see additional sanctions in short order against specific Russian entities responsible for undermining our democracy,” he said in a statement. “The longer we wait, we know the Russian government will continue to shift resources to other propaganda factories that spew disinformation and lies.”ravens_011

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