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Tweet from Scot McCloughan's wife adds fuel to speculative fire

Tweet from Scot McCloughan's wife adds fuel to speculative fire

Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan is not at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week as he attends to a "family matter."

Internet speculation on the reasons behind his absence picked up in the wake of the news, and on Thursday afternoon, a new wrinkle to the frenzy was added.

The Twitter account which appears to belong to Jessica McCloughan, Scot's wife, tweeted out a image of what appears to be her left hand, with a Green Bay Packers Super Bowl ring and a Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl ring, along with her wedding ring.

The caption of the tweet reads "These are hard to come by."

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Scot McCloughan's first stop in the NFL was as a regional scot for the Packers from 1994 til 1999. The Packers won Super Bowl XXXI in 1996. McCloughan's last stop before joining the Redskins in 2014 was with the Seattle Seahawks, where he served as a senior personnel executive from 2010 til 2013. The Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013. 

What the real message behind the tweet is anyone's guess, but it does not appear to have been unintentional. 

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Redskins 2017 NFL Draft preview: What you need to know about the Redskins' draft

Redskins 2017 NFL Draft preview: What you need to know about the Redskins' draft

The 2017 NFL Draft isn't officially here, but it's very near. And for the Washington Redskins, this year's NFL Draft brings with it a lot of intrigue.

The Redskins are coming off an 8-7-1 season and are in the middle of an offseason that's included a lot of change. Therefore, the team needs to ace their 2017 NFL Draft and bring in a rookie class with a lot of talent. 

How will they do that, though? Starting with pick No. 17, will the Redskins draft a player based on need or based on their board? And which prospects would be the best fits for Washington?

Scroll through CSNmidatlantic.com's 2017 Redskins draft preview for the most in-depth coverage of the team's draft you'll find before the big night.

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  • Feeling a safety? Malik Hooker and Budda Baker both figure to be in the mix when the Redskins first pick on Thursday night.

 

What are mock drafts projecting the Redskins to do at No. 17?

 

 

 

 

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Draft busts: 15 draft busts taken in Round 1

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Kirk Cousins tweets about signing an extension – but don't get your hopes up Redskins fans

Kirk Cousins tweets about signing an extension – but don't get your hopes up Redskins fans

From February to July of 2016, Redskins fans anxiously waited for news that quarterback Kirk Cousins would agree to a contract extension with the franchise. It never happened. It's late April, and Cousins and Washington are on the same track in 2017. 

While fans grow wary of the lack of movement towards a new deal, some league sources think contract talks will heat up as the calendar draws closer to the July 15 deadline. 

That doesn't mean Cousins can't have a good sense of humor about things.

To be clear, this is another year of Cousins working to promote the Holland Hospital in his hometown in Michigan. This is not an extension with the Redskins. And it gave a number of Redskins fans an outburst of excitement before a stark realization. Below are a few Twitter responses:

Considering how testy the contract talks between the 'Skins and Cousins representatives have been at times, it's good to see the club's all-time single season passing yards record holder be able to laugh about things. 

It doesn't, however, mean much about the actual negotiations between Washington and Cousins. 

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