OPEN THREAD: Is Tyler Polumbus done with the Redskins? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"There's a lot of adversity, a lot of challenges this year," Polumbus said as he cleaned out his locker at Redskins Park. "It's certainly not a good felling to go out the way we did this year."
Redskins draft prospect watch: Redskins get help from Boise? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Watching this Fiesta Bowl, the talent of Boise State running back Jay Ajayi will pop off the screen. Ajayi has the ability to go in the first three rounds of the draft, but the Redskins have so many holes, it's hard to imagine an RB being taken that early by Bruce Allen and Co. Just a redshirt junior, Ajayi might head back to Boise for his senior season. If he doesn't, it's possible Washington could view him as a replacement fro free agent Roy Helu.
Allen: Redskins will have "plenty" of cap space | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Allen said that the team will have “at least $20 million” in salary cap space to work with during free agency, which will get underway on March 10. The number could change as the league will not finalize the amount that is available to spend until shortly before the start of the signing period.
Allen defends signing of Hatcher, Orkapo | Comcast SportsNet Washington
“I had great hopes for Brian this year as did Brian and, unfortunately, he got injured,” said Allen. Orakpo, who was supposed to be the team’s top pass rusher, had a half a sack in seven games before injuring his pectoral muscle. It was the third time he had suffered from such an injury.
Bruce Allen says Jay Gruden will select Redskins next defensive coordinator | Comcast SportsNet Washington
“Coach Gruden is meeting with all of the assistant coaches and he had just been with Jim the last two days specifically and will make those determinations,” Allen said Wednesday morning at Redskins Park, taking questions from the local media for the first time in 142 days.
Redskins draft prospect watch: Safety prospects on display in Orange Bowl | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Players to watch: There is a lot of talk that the Redskins will draw a bead on Landon Collins with the fifth overall pick if the Alabama safety elects to forego his remaining eligibility. But if they decide that fifth is too high to take a safety they almost certainly will be looking for help at the position in the later rounds. That is where they could find Georgia Tech safety Isaiah Johnson.
Jay Gruden Q&A: Part 1 - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The big questions were answered during his news conference, ranging from his thoughts on Robert Griffin III to defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and whether or not he'll return. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden has answered them all, saying how much Griffin needs to work on and that he'd recommend Haslett return. But here's a look at a little more of what Gruden learned during his first season as coach from a Q&A late last week
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden Q&A: Part 2 - ESPN
The first part of this interview with Jay Gruden ran earlier Tuesday. In the second part, Gruden talks about his dad and brother, sort of, and a little of Robert Griffin III as well as his Washington Redskins staff. A lot of questions Gruden couldn't answer, such as whether or not Jim Haslett would return. And a lot of the big, important questions were asked in his Monday press conference.
Changes to the staff. It’s a lock that Allen won’t provide the answers people want. Yes, tough questions will be asked, but this is a press conference not an interrogation with a light overhead designed to make him sweat and feel uncomfortable. He’ll answer the way he wants. We’ll try to ask the same questions over and over to see if one yields a meaty answer. But Allen is not some newbie at this and only will answer the way he wants. Just warning you.
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden vowed there would be changes after a 4-12 season, and the first occurred Wednesday, when the team announced a mutual decision to part ways with embattled defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
The Washington Redskins fancied themselves if not a contender for the division title, then at least an improved team. But what they ended up with was a season with double-digit losses and a last-place finish. Again. That makes five double-digit-loss seasons in the last six years and six last-place finishes in the past seven.
The Washington Redskins needed a change defensively because, after five years under Jim Haslett, something just hasn't clicked. It wasn’t all his fault and it’s too simplistic to think that his ouster will bring about the change Washington truly needs. It only leads to more questions. And it should put others on the hot seat.
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen promised changes, vowing a full evaluation of the organization while also defending his five-year track record, during an at-times testy 40-minute press conference Wednesday.
"You learn a lot," Gruden said Monday, when asked about the Redskins' 4-12 finish in his first season as an NFL head coach. "It's something you can grow from."
The Redskins agreed to part ways with Haslett, who had been the team's defensive coordinator for five seasons.