Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is not with team officials at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. A Redskins spokesperson explained that McCloughan is tending to family matters instead of traveling with the front office to scout incoming college players.
McCloughan's grandmother passed away last month, CSN has learned.
UPDATE: Per 106.7 the Fan's Brian McNally, McCloughan will not attend the Combine at all.
It's been a weird start to 2017 for McCloughan. At the Senior Bowl in January, McCloughan did not speak to reporters and told CSN that Bruce Allen instructed him to remain quiet.
Later, former Redskins tight end and team broadcaster Chris Cooley speculated that perhaps McCloughan's drinking problem had re-emerged. The GM dealt with alcohol abuse issues in previous front office stops with the 49ers and Seahawks.
The unrest in the 'Skins front office comes at a particularly important time for the team. Earlier this week the team placed the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, though plenty of decisions remain with the passer. A trade or long-term deal could be reached for Cousins, decisions a general manager should be very much a part. Beyond that are questions about the future of DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon, Chris Baker and Vernon Davis.
Stay tuned for much more on this story.
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The Redskins have struggled on offense in the preseason. The good news is that they are getting one of their best offensive players back to work.
The team announced that tight end Jordan Reed has been activated off the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He was placed on the list at the start of training camp with a toe injury.
At first coach Jay Gruden indicated that the injury would be a short-term problem but as it turns out he spent 24 days on the PUP list.
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Reed made the Pro Bowl last year despite missing a total of four games with a shoulder injury and with a concussion, He caught 66 passes for 686 yards and six touchdowns.
His removal from the list means that he can start practicing with the team immediately. Reed would be eligible to play in the Redskins’ preseason game against the Bengals next Sunday. However, given how cautious the team has been with his injury and his value to the offense it seems likely that he will not take the field for a game until the Redskins’ season opener against the Eagles on September 10.
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Redskins fans don't quite know what they're going to get out of rooking running back Semaje Perine, but legendary WWE icon Jim Ross certainly does.
Ross, a University of Oklahoma fan, saw a lot of Perine when he was a star on the Sooners.
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Ross recently went on CSN to let the people know what, exactly, they were getting from the Oklahoma product. Here's the list of accolades, in no particular order, that Ross has for Perine:
- Restaurant quality running back
- tougher than a 2$ steak
- a man's man
- all man (which is different than being a man's man, somehow)
- a yard wide (?)
You can see the whole thing here, with Ross coming in at the 1:22 mark.
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