Smoke Signals: Redskins News for February 22, 2017

In today’s must-read, Jerry Brewer writes that the power in Ashburn is Bruce Allen and Scot McCloughan is no more than a glorified super-scout. The team is not in his hands, Brewer writes, it is in Allen’s hands. NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes it is more than 50 percent likely that Kirk Cousins plays for someone other than the Washington Redskins next year. If the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 hours ago

Report: Washington not letting GM Scot McCloughan speak with media

Washington apparently wants GM Scot McCloughan so focused on his scouting and personnel jobs that they are preventing him from speaking with the media.The Washington Post made the revelation as part of a long column about the team published by Mike Jones on Thursday.Jones says team president Bruce Allen is “breathing down” McCloughan’s neck. The team wants the GM to hit home...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins being franchise tagged by Washington ‘remains a high likelihood’

One of the most interesting players to follow this NFL offseason is Kirk Cousins, who may or may not be a member of the Washington Redskins in 2017.Washington wants to retain him, but contract negotiations between the two parties haven’t gone swimmingly to this point. For his part, Cousins has made it clear he’s shooting for huge money in his next deal.Touching on all this in...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen aims to sign Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal

MOBILE, Ala. — For the second time in as many days, Redskins team president Bruce Allen expressed intentions to re-sign quarterback Kirk Cousins, whose one-year contract for the 2016 season has expired, making him a free agent. The Redskins have a few options when it comes to retaining Cousins. They could use the franchise player tag […]
Via The Insider
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington won't change name in exchange for new stadium

By Jason Parker It’s been something that has caused controversy in the nation’s capital for years. No matter what side you are on, the debate has continued to rage on... Why did Washington’s NFL team leave RFK Stadium? The old facility in the eastern part of the city was home for many of the team’s glory years, including three Super Bowl titles in a ten season period from...
Via Gamedayr
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Federal judge orders cancellation of Washington Redskins trademark

By Vincent Frank According to a report by ESPN, a federal judge called for the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ trademark claiming that the name could be offensive to Native Americans. The decision by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee to have the Federal Patent and Trademark Office cancel the trademark confirms a previous finding by the administrative appeal board. Washington Redskins...
Via Sportsnaut
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen: Redskins to draft for talent over need

Hog Heaven reminds fans everywhere that it is NFL Lying Season. But if Redskins GM Bruce Allen is misinforming rivals through the media, he is doing so by clever use of an NFL truism. In the debate of drafting for need or drafting for best player available, football executives argue for best talent every time. Allen summed it up in a Washington Post story today. “The draft is going...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen’s draft board problem: So many Redskins weaknesses, so few picks

The Washington Redskins have a talented roster, with ample depth at this point in the offseason. With a series of cuts to come, no one is safe and could easily end up under the axe by September. Clearly, there are some doughnut holes that need filling. With no first-round draft pick, our Redskins will cross their fingers and hope to get lucky. I’m no scout— but here is a list...
Via cover32 - Redskins
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Business as Usual for Redskins GM Bruce Allen should make Redskins fans a little nervous

Redskins GM Bruce Allen, the 2002 NFL Executive of the Year, ascended to his post with the Redskins in the wake of chaos. That's not entirely true.  Allen was hired as the team's GM in December of 2009.  He was not granted control of the personnel department, and because of this, Allen stayed very much behind the scenese during the four year run by Mike Shanahan as head coach...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Five offseason moves the Washington Redskins must make

When the season began the Washington Redskins were a niche pick not only to win the NFC East, but make a deep run into the playoffs. However that notion was ended early in the season after the Redskins started 3-5, and allegations of internal turmoil made national headlines. In the off-season the Redskins fired coach Mike Shanahan after four years and 24-40 record. The Redskins look...
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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