If D.J. Swearinger is right, the Broncos will be the next team for Kirk Cousins.
The Redskins safety spoke to NFL Network Monday and said he believes Cousins will wind up in Denver.
Swearinger’s opinion falls in line with what many think about Cousins’ next NFL stop. While the Jets are willing to break the bank to land the sixth-year quarterback and Browns tackle Joe Thomas is openly recruiting Cousins, the Broncos might give Cousins the best opportunity to play for a contender immediately.
“You never want to see that. But it’s a blessing in disguise. Everything happens for a reason and we’re moving forward from it,” Swearinger said, adding he’s ready to embrace Smith in D.C. “I think we can be better.
“I don’t know what Alex as a leadership standpoint brings, but I hear he is a great player. I see he is a great player. He’s done a lot of great things in this league. A Pro Bowlguy and I can’t wait to get with him and get some championships going.”
“We have a will to win,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “There are 82 of these and sometimes you just don’t have it, but I think our group is pretty good at pushing right to the end. It would have been easy for us to say it was our third game in four nights and we were playing back-to-back games, and maybe it is not our night after the frustration early on of not being able to finish and (Oilers goalie Cam Talbot) being really good, but we stuck with it.”
Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin agreed the key was staying positive after falling behind a team they felt they were outplaying.
“If you are thinking things aren’t going your way, then they are never going to go your way,” he said. “You have to keep positive, keep playing and shooting and you are going to get rewarded. We were rewarded tonight.”
Ryan Strome and Jujhar Khaira had the goals for the Oilers (24-31-4), who have lost seven of eight.
“At the end of the day, you’re here for wins and losses and it’s tough to take moral victories out of the game,” Strome said. “We know the position we’re in and that’s a disappointing result after 40 good minutes.”