Redskins dispute report that they failed to cancel interviews | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Redskins, however, are disputing that report. According senior vice president Tony Wyllie, the team requested and was granted permission by the 49ers to speak to Roman and Fangio. But Wyllie was adamant that actual interviews were never scheduled. "We requested and were granted permission but a date for the interviews was never scheduled," Wyllie said. "So the report is wrong. There was nothing to cancel because nothing was scheduled."
Gruden points to ‘issues with the back end’ on defense | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins could be in for some major changes in their defensive secondary. When Jay Gruden was asked about the Redskins’ defensive alignment, he said, "I love the 3-4." He added that he didn’t like going up against it as an offensive coordinator.
Charley Casserly: Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, QB Robert Griffin III's relationship will work - NFL Videos
Charley Casserly describes the challenges new Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will face in his first season on the job.
Jay Gruden offers hope and concern - NFC East Blog - ESPN
There are a lot of reasons this has to work, for many people -- including Allen (who was at the forefront of this hire) and Griffin (who clashed with Mike Shanahan and Kyle Shanahan). It's their jobs, their reputations on the line here. What I also know is that this hire will shape the franchise for a long time. That’s obviously the case whenever you hire a coach. But it’s even more true now because of Griffin. They have a young head coach; they have a young quarterback. It’s boom-or-bust time.
Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins rave about Sean McVay - ESPN
Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley played one and a half seasons under McVay. "He had the highest understanding of an offense of any position coach I’ve ever been around," Cooley said. "We’d go back and forth in meetings on scheme, why and how. There was always an answer. I love that in a coach. "Two years ago I said if anyone becomes a head coach on this staff it would be Sean McVay."
Former Redskins approve of head coach hire | Redskins Journal
"It reminds me a lot of my second year when we got Joe Gibbs because I don’t know how many people expected Joe Gibbs, an offensive coordinator that I’d never heard of before," Bostic said. "And you know the rest of that story."
With N.F.L. Concussion Deal, Two Tiers of Payouts - NYTimes.com
Former players who hired lawyers to sue the league are upset that the settlement could provide payments to players who did not file lawsuits and would not have to pay legal fees.
NFL could sell some Thursday night games to new network - ESPN
"NFL Network has done a tremendous job building Thursday night and will retain games, but we are in discussions to air a part of the package with existing and potentially new broadcast and cable partners," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said Sunday.
A breakdown of some of the top players I'll be watching this week down at the East West Shrine game.