The State of the Washington Redskins:

At this time one year ago, optimism for the direction of where the Washington Redskins were going was higher than it had been in almost a decade, and with just cause. The team had just won its first NFC East division title since 1999, and in doing so, had won its last seven games of the regular season. Robert Griffin III proved he was a star in the making, with his scintillating...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins, Jay Gruden were shocked when DeSean Jackson was released

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; It sounds like the Washington Redskins were pleasantly surprised when the Eagles released DeSean Jackson a couple of weeks ago. “He got released by Philadelphia, and as soon as that happened, it was, ‘Wow,’ for us,” Gruden said Monday in an interview with The SiriusXM Blitz via CSNWashington...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins' Defense Still Needs More Juice To Make Playoffs

When former Head Coach Mike Shanahan was fired a few weeks ago, General Manager Bruce Allen declared that, going forward, player personnel decisions would rest with him. During this year's free agent frenzy, we have witnessed the validity of that statement. The "cuffs" appear to be off and GM Bruce Allen has been "wheeling and dealing" like a Wall Street banker...
Via Football Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

No Splash Zone

Bruce Allen, executive vice president and general manager of the Washington Redskins, sat around the edge of the NFL free agent pool, toes in the water, not quite ready to get wet. While other general managers and teams jumped off of the diving boards and slipped down the water slides, Allen waited for the perfect time to make his presence known and then, it happened. Bruce ran from...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen: Complacency hurt the Redskins

The Washington Redskins last season experienced a colossal collapse, going from NFC East champions and owners of a 10-6 record in 2012 to last place for the third time in four years and 3-13. Redskins general manager Bruce Allen believes complacency might have had something to do with Washington’s dramatic regression. Speaking in an interview at The Washington Post on Thursday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

You can make a killing in Vegas betting Redskins to the Super Bowl

The Redskins are not making the first day free agency splash that has led them to so many blunders (Albert Haynesworth, Adam Archuleta). Hog Heaven likes the deliberate pace of Bruce Allen’s front office. We’ll withhold judgment on the players until we see performance in Jay Gruden’s system. You should do the same. Some fans are outraged that Jairus Byrd or Aqib Talik...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins, Bruce Allen disturb fans with their free agency moves

For the most part the Redskins have acted as mere observers during the free-agency frenzy of the last two days, signing one player that you may have heard of in Andre Roberts, and a few others that don’t exactly ring a bell. The team has also secured a few of its own players, starting with Brian Orakpo and Santana Moss. New teammates Santana Moss and Andre Roberts seem to have...
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March 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Redskins Free Agency: Thoughts on Day 1

Thoughts on Day 1 Bruce Allen said weeks ago that the Washington Redskins would be very active in free agency this year. After not being able to have a “normal” free agency period since Allen arrived in DC the Redskins finally have some money to build a team with and it appears that Allen is [...]
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen spends wisely on day 1 of free agency (a Washington Redskins first)

Day one of the NFL Free Agency period came and gone and the Washington Redskins are a better team than they ended the regular season. Coming off a 3-13 campaign which resulted in an overhaul with a new coaching staff, offensive philosophy and a franchise that had hit rock bottom, the Redskins looked to start the rebuilding process for a team with holes in every phase of the game...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins are trying to land both Aqib Talib and Mike Mitchell

According to ESPN the Washington Redskins were among the teams that reached out to Talib on Saturday, reports John Keim of Washington’s interest comes as no surprise. General manager Bruce Allen was in the front office when the Buccaneers drafted Talib, and defensive backs coach Raheem Morris was Tampa Bay’s head coach for three […]The post Redskins are trying to...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A line of questions: The Redskins defensive future unknown

Brian Orakpo’s future with the Redskins is not as certain as fans would like it to be, nevertheless he has just become the next link in the chain of off-season activity for Bruce Allen. Entering his sixth year as a pro, and with the departure of London Fletcher, Orakpo is set to overtake the status of elder statesmen for Washington’s defense. Yet, last season Orakpo was essentially...
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February 27, 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...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Semi-pro wrestler offers $100 reward on Facebook to kill Florida police officer: Report 

A semi-professional wrestler in Florida was arrested after allegedly offering $100 to anyone on Facebook who would kill a police officer for him.Bruce Allen Santee II, also known as "The Marquee," was booked on a felony charge Monday after posting the name of a Pinellas Park officer and a reward for his death, according to police.The 35-year-old Santee sounded off on Facebook...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins plan to keep Brian Orakpo

Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett told John Kiem of ESPN 980 last week that the team has no intentions of letting linebacker Brian Orakpo hit the open market.Orakpo and the Redskins have already begun negotiations for a new contract, but general manager Bruce Allen has been awfully quiet about the possibility of using the franchise tag to ensure the three-time...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 17, 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

Doug Williams returns to Washington as Redskins executive

The Washington Redskins have hired Doug Williams to become a personnel executive under general manager Bruce Allen. Williams led the Redskins to a Super Bowl win after the 1987 season. He became the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and earned MVP honors after passing for 340 yards and four touchdowns in the Redskins’ 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins add Doug Williams to front office

Doug Williams is a Washington Redskin again. The Washington Redskins have hired Doug Williams — who led the team to the Super Bowl XXII championship in January 1988 — to serve as a personnel executive working for General Manager Bruce Allen. Williams and the Redskins flirted with each other in 2010, but with ex-head coach Mike Shanahan running the entire football operation, the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Have Started Contract Talks With OLB Brian Orakpo

Redskins GM Bruce Allen mentioned earlier in the week that they have already begun contract talks with free agent OLB Brian Orakpo as well as ILB Perry Riley and CB DeAngelo Hall. “I think it’s a little early, because they are just starting to evaluate,” Allen said, via the Washington Times. “We’ll have some fresh ideas and some fresh eyeballs looking at players...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins GM expects Kirk Cousins to remain with team in 2014

Despite rumors of a trade, Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen told the Washington Times that he expects back-up quarterback Kirk Cousins to remain with the team in 2014. ESPN previously reported that Cousins had requested a trade after new Redskins head coach declared Robert Griffin III the starting quarterback. That’s not the case according to Allen. “There’s...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins talking contract with Brian Orakpo’s agent

According to Zac Boyer of The Washington Times,  Redskins general manager Bruce Allen says he’s been in contact with the agents of Brian Orakpo, Perry Riley and DeAngelo Hall with free agency almost a month away.   Bruce Allen said Tuesday that the Washington Redskins have begun contract talks with the representatives of three players — outside linebackerBrian Orakpo, inside...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Redskins draft a quarterback?

Although the Redskins have a solid franchise quarterback in Robert Griffin III, backup Kirk Cousins has recently stated he would be open to a trade. Since the third string quarterback is still O.G. RGII, Rex Grossman III, if the Redskins pursued trading Cousins, it might be wise for Bruce Allen and Jay Gruden to check out some of the most recent college graduates and dropouts entering...
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February 03, 2014  |  2 Comments

Redskins GM Says They’ll Be Active in Free Agency

That normally doesn’t turn out too well for the Redskins. Redskins general manager Bruce Allen told SiriusXM NFL Radio hosts Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan that they are looking forward to free agency. “We’ll have some room,” Allen said. “We’re gonna have some room to do some things. But we have some players who are free agents, and we’re going to talk to them first, to...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins GM: “We’ll be active in free agency”

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen told SiriusXM NFL Radio today that they’ll be active in free agency this offseason. “We’ll have some room,” Allen said via the Washington Post. “We’re gonna have some room to do some things. But we have some players who are free agents, and we’re going to talk to them first, to try to retain them. But we have the ability...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Gruden hired as Redskins coach

Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, is now a head coach. Gruden was hired Thursday as the newest head coach of the Washington Redskins. Redskins General Manager, Bruce Allen, said that he and the organization knew that Gruden was their guy, “three-quarters through the interview” “We’re sorry for the Bengals’ playoff loss,” but it […]
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Press Conference to Introduce Jay Gruden as new Head Coach

The Washington Redskins and GM Bruce Allen introduced new head coach, the 29th head coach in Redskins history, Jay Gruden to the media and fans today at 4 PM at Redskins Park. Allen made a joke about getting to hire Gruden now because the Bengals just lost in the playoffs and spoke only briefly before turning the mike over to his new head coach. Dan Snyder watched from the front...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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