The Washington Redskins have named Scot McCloughan as their new general manager.
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McCloughan Officially Announced as Redskins GM
Thursday, Jan. 8
The Redskins announced the hiring of McCloughan:
The team provided a release on the hiring:
McCloughan joins the Redskins with more than 20 seasons of NFL experience as an executive or scout. Teams featuring McCloughan’s acquisitions during his tenures with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have accounted for each of the last five NFC West titles and have represented the NFC in each of the last two Super Bowls.
Dan Snyder Wants to Win, Embarrassed by Team's Performance
ESPN's Ed Werder provided a synopsis of what owner Dan Snyder told McClaughan about the front-office shakeup:
Earlier, Rich Tandler of CSN Washington discussed details of McCloughan's role in Washington's front office, via Pro Football Talk:
Washington Reassigns Bruce Allen Amid McCloughan Buzz
Tuesday, Jan. 6
The Washington Redskins' desired return to prominence took a potentially huge leap forward Tuesday as the organization drew close to a deal with Scot McCloughan.
According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers personnel man will become Washington's new general manager:
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport praised the hire and reported terms of the deal as well:
In the end, the Redskins managed to secure McCloughan despite other organizations showing interest, according to Breer:
McCloughan's hiring means incumbent general manager Bruce Allen will be reassigned to the role of team president, per NFL.com's Michael Silver:
Silver also noted that one team in particular pushed hard to secure McLoughan's signature:
The Redskins have gone a combined 7-25 over the past two seasons, but they reached the playoffs as recently as 2012. There is plenty of talent in place, especially on offense with quarterback Robert Griffin III, running back Alfred Morris and wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
RG3 obviously hasn't been the same since his rookie year due largely to injury, and it will be interesting to see how McCloughan handles that situation.
After helping build winners in both Seattle and San Francisco, McCloughan has what it takes to right the ship in Washington.
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