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Daily Slop: A New Name Emerges in the Defensive Coordinator Search

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List of underclassmen granted eligibility for 2015 NFL Draft -
The National Football League announced the names of 74 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft and 10 players who have graduated with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 30-May 2 draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Report: Possible Kubiak replacement gets gig elsewhere | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Kyle Shanahan seems poised for his next offensive coordinator job, but not with the Ravens. The Falcons will hire Shanahan as their next offensive coordinator, according to the Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Pendergast reportedly interviews for Redskins' D.C. job | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Redskins have interviewed former Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast for their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Redskins 2013 draft rewind: RB Chris Thompson | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Outlook for 2015: Thompson should be able to get a chance to show what he can do in 2015 but it depends on a couple of things. Running back Roy Helu is a free agent and if he is re-signed it might be tough for Thompson to break through. He also has to show that he can stay healthy and recover quickly when he does get dinged up.

Diversity group calls on Redskins to change their name | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an influential diversity group with strong ties to the NFL, wants the Redskins to change their name, according to a report in The Washington Post. The Post said the alliance chose Monday—Martin Luther King Jr. Day—to go public with their opposition to the team’s name for “maximum impact.”

Is Joe Barry still in play for the Redskins? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Is what seemed to be Plan A for the job last week, Chargers linebackers coach Joe Barry, now Plan B if Fangio goes in another direction? Has the team turned away from the former Lions’ defensive coordinator after an explosion of negative fan reaction last week? Or did they just decide that they could do better?

Need to Know: Who will be cap casualties for the Redskins? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Actually, cap casualties are often one of the first steps in the offseason. They generally aren’t based on what personnel the team acquires in the draft or in free agency. The process will start soon at Redskins Park with Scot McCloughan, Jay Gruden, and others evaluating the players currently on the roster. Their grades for the season, along with their potential to either improve or decline, are then compare to their individual cap situations—cap number, savings, dead money, etc. Then right around the start of free agency on March 10, they will make their cap-related cuts.

Quick Takes: Vic Fangio - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
What I know is that the Redskins clearly like him, but no deal was offered Sunday (nothing formal at least), according to a source with knowledge of the situation. As of Sunday night, Fangio did not have any other interviews scheduled so it could come down to Washington and Chicago.

Redskins talk to Clancy Pendergast for defensive coordinator - ESPN
The candidates were known, except for one. On the day of Scot McCloughan's news conference, Washington Redskins team president Bruce Allen said they were talking to another potential defensive coordinator.

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris headed to Pro Bowl - ESPN

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris will make it to the Pro Bowl after all. The Redskins announced Monday that Morris will play in the postseason all-star game after Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy withdrew, citing an injury.

Expert's take: Scot McCloughan - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

For the next five days, the people who know this game better than most will offer their opinions on a daily question. They qualify as experts: ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, who played in the NFL and served as a scout and then was director of pro personnel for two teams (Washington and Philadelphia); and ESPN NFL and college scout Matt Williamson, a former scout in the NFL. Throughout the week, they will answer questions on Scot McCloughan, Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins' defense among other topics. This isn't about finding wild views, it's about providing insight from men who know the game well, from multiple perspectives.