len danced around the question of whether the team would hire an actual GM or simply add to the player personnel and scouting staff.
“From the beginning, you know, I’m real proud of what the guys did this year in free agency and in this draft,” Allen said. “As I’ve said, we have a lot of quality people who performed well under some tough situations this year. This draft class, the excitement it’s brought to our locker room, it’s exciting, so we’re looking to add to [the front office], we’ll see who that is.”
Scot McCloughan was fired by the Washington Redskins in March, a move that ended a brief run with the team that began with optimism and ended under a cloud of rumors and suspicion.
McCloughan is no longer tied to the ‘Skins, so why not do something with what we presume is a sizable amount of team merch? McCloughan’s visual trademark with Washington was a camouflage Redskins cap, and that’s one of the items he’s now put up for auction on eBay.
Should Washington see Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson depart as expected, it can still count on being effective between the hashes. Davis was a more-than-suitable complementary player to star tight end Jordan Reed a year ago and still knows how to get open after 11 years in the league.
This is a nice story for the Washington D.C. native, who gets the rare multi-year deal in his mid-thirties and gets to wind down his career at home. The former Maryland star, who went in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft all those years ago, is back where it all started and won’t be leaving anytime soon.
The key to the Redskins’ hopes of repeating as NFC East champions can be summarized by one play late in their 27-20 win over Philadelphia. It was the image of Washington running back Matt Jones charging downfield on a third-and-7, gobbling up precious yardage and consuming even more valuable seconds. The Eagles had to know that call was coming, as it was the sensible move for a team holding a one-score lead, pinned back in its own territory. That Philly surrendered a 57-yard dash at such a crucial moment tells you plenty about the Redskins’ long-term potential.
Simply put, the Redskins need to run the ball the way they did against Philadelphia to be serious playoff contenders. They generated 230 yards on the ground and reminded people once again why they’re currently riding a four-game winning streak.
The free-agent linebacker, formerly of the Bills, will visit the Redskins on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of Brown’s plans.
Brown was thought to be choosing between the Dolphins, the Raiders and the Bills, all with whom he’s visited over the past three weeks. Seeking a big payday, Brown has played the waiting game and now has a quartet of suitors from which to choose.
This rivalry is one of the league’s most famous, but there was something nefarious brewing before the Dallas Cowboys were even born. Former Redskins owner George Preston Marshall didn’t want any team in the South, taking the view that his team owned that market. (Originally, the lyrics to the song included a line about fighting “for ol’ Dixie.”) Clint Murchison, who was trying to establish the team that became the Cowboys, bought the rights to “Hail to the Redskins.” And boom, the Cowboys had a franchise. I should probably really have put this in the Cowboys article, no?
How about this? The Redskins beat the Cowboys in the 1982 NFC Championship Game, which handed Dallas its third consecutive defeat in the NFC title game. It also spelled the last gasp for the Cowboys’ championship window; we wouldn’t hear from them again until 1992. So if any Cowboys fan gives you grief, tell him (or her) that.