Redskins Smoke Signals: Your Thursday Morning News Clips (3/16)

Redskins Smoke Signals:  Your Thursday Morning News Clips (3/16)

The late news yesterday was the resigning of DL Ziggy Hood and OL Vinston Painter.  Also in the minor roster news yesterday, DL Ricky Jean Francois was released.  Jean-Francois was in the third year of a three year contract.  His release will save the Redskins about $3 million on the salary cap.  Jean-Francois was an open critic of the front office, which could very well have been a contributing factor in his release.  It is…

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Redskins Smoke Signals news clips for Wednesday 3/15

Redskins Smoke Signals news clips for Wednesday 3/15

Of course, with all the dysfunction that is occurring at Redskins Park and has been occurring for nearly two decades, we are brought the news that billionaire businessman Warren Buffet almost purchased the Redskins when Jack Kente Cook died. Why, oh why Warren!  Why did you pass on bidding?  You could have saved this franchise from eighteen years of embarrassment and humiliation from the ownership of Dan Snyder, who has used the team more as…

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Media Reaction to the Redskins firing of Scot McCloughan

Media Reaction to the Redskins firing of Scot McCloughan

Now that the news has sunk in that the Washington Redskins have fired GM Scot McCloughan and that the front office is back in the control of non-football people, we take a tour through the national and local media for their reaction. Indeed, it appears the Washington Redskins are against staring at dark days ahead. From Pro Football Talk The smart move for Washington would be to pay the money and move on. They knew…

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Report: Kirk Cousins has asked Dan Snyder for a trade

Report:  Kirk Cousins has asked Dan Snyder for a trade

Chris Mortensen from ESPN is reporting that QB Kirk Cousins has asked Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder for a trade.  According to Mortensen, Snyder told Cousins not to get his hopes up. Folks, it is a mess in Ashburn, period.  In fact, I can’t think of a time, even back to Vinny Cerrato Era, where the Redskins front office look more inept than they do right now.  Given publicity mess and the mess inside the Redskins front office,…

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Scot McCloughan’s agent meeting with Redskins today

Scot McCloughan’s agent meeting with Redskins today

Washington Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is not involved in the team’s decision-making process anymore and his agent is meeting with the team today, as his future with the organization is very much in doubt, according to ESPN. McCloughan has not been at Ashburn for weeks, with the team saying he is dealing with a death in his family. However, McCloughan was not at the NFL Combine last week and has reportedly played no part in…

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Redskins extend Jay Gruden

Redskins extend Jay Gruden

The Washington Redskins have given head coach Jay Gruden a two-year extension on his contract, adding some stability to the team’s management structure as the NFL offseason heads into free agency and the draft process. Gruden, ahired in 2014 by then-GM Bruce Allen and owner Dan Snyder, started off with a dismal 4-12 record and public spats with QB Robert Griffin III, leading many to believe Gruden would not last long in the job. Instead,…

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Is the Washington Redskins front office in disarray?

Is the Washington Redskins front office in disarray?

This question likely does not surprise you.  It is a questioned that has become commonplace since the purchase of the franchise by Daniel Snyder in 1999, following the death of long time owner Jack Kent Cooke. Where is Scot McCloughan? Most Washington Redskins fans were absolutely thrilled when the Redskins brass hired Scot McCloughan as General Manager.  McCloughan was known for helping to build the SF 49ers, Green Bay Packers, and Seattle Seahawks.  He is well…

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The Washington Redskins 2015 Year in Review

The Washington Redskins 2015 Year in Review

Last week I was a guest on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt to discuss the Washington Redskins and other big sports stories of 2015. Joining me as guests were author Elliott Smith and Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post. In this clip, we talk Redskins. Check it out.

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Time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III

Time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III

No one should be surprised that the front office and coaching staff — the football people — at Redskins Park don’t like QB Robert Griffin III’s game and want to move on from him. That was the case last season, even before new GM Scot McCloughan, who was hired in January 2015 and who has no ties to Griffin at all, joined the front office. And no one should be surprised that moving on from…

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