VP Cerrato Resigns From His Position With The Washington Redskins

Ed SheahinCorrespondent IDecember 17, 2009

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13:  Vinny Cerrato, general mananger of the Washington Redskins, during warm ups of a NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens on August 13, 2009 at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.   (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Executive Vice President of the Washington Redskins, Vinny Cerrato, announced today on his ESPN980 radio show that he has resigned from his position.

Press release from the Washington Redskins:

In a statement, Cerrato said he has had numerous conversations with team owner

Daniel Snyder over the last few weeks regarding the next steps for the club.


“We agreed that the franchise needs someone different in this position,” said Cerrato.  “I’m thankful to Dan Snyder and other members of his ownership team for the opportunities I’ve been given over the years.”


“Of course, I am disappointed with this year’s results, but I strongly believe that with outstanding draft picks and encouraging performance by our younger players, we have laid a strong foundation for the franchise.”


“I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great coaches such as Joe Gibbs, Greg Blache and Sherman Lewis, great people on the Redskins staff, and, most especially, some of the best professional football players in the world.  I wish them all the best,” Cerrato said. 

“I’ve also had the privilege of working for a franchise supported by the most loyal fans in the NFL.”


The team’s owner thanked Cerrato for the work he has accomplished.


“More importantly, he is my friend, and he has always been there for me and the Redskins,” Snyder said. “He’s the consummate optimist and has always made decisions based on what would be the best for the team.”