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Daily Slop: Scot McCloughan Dominates News; Jameis Winston Entering Draft Helps Redskins

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Reports: Florida State's Jameis Winston to declare for draft -
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft, ESPN's David Hale reported Wednesday. That report comes courtesy of Winston's father Antonor Winston, who told ESPN Tuesday his son would wait until after the College Football Playoff National Championship to announce a decision. That changed Tuesday night, Antonor said, when Jameis came to a "firm decision" (as relayed by Hale) that the redshirt sophomore would forgo his final two seasons of eligibility in Tallahassee.

Nine NFL teams that need to draft a quarterback in 2015 -
It's not a coincidence the eight teams still standing in the NFL postseason all feature talented quarterbacks. The quarterback remains the most impactful player on the field; teams without a standout signal-caller are hopeless in big games when the outcome is routinely decided by a critical play in the passing game.

The Redskins Blog | Niles Paul Reflects On Year Of Giving Back
On Monday, Redskins tight end Niles Paul used his brother’s help to put together this impressive collage, featuring photos of his time spent at charity events all throughout the year. Paul, as he states on Instagram, made one of his goals to attend more events within the community when he had time off the field. As you can tell, he more than fulfilled that desire.

Report: Redskins have satisfied Rooney Rule for GM hire | Comcast SportsNet Washington
As of this morning the Redskins and Scot McCloughan had not yet reached an agreement to make him the team’s new general manager but one prerequisite for doing so has been take care of. The team has satisfied the Rooney Rule by interviewing a minority candidate for the job.

A Deeper Look: 2015 Redskins Opponents
With the 2014 regular season officially a thing of the past, the Washington Redskins now know their opponents for the 2015 season — as well as where those games will be played.

Report: McCloughan deal expected to be done soon | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The news that McCloughan, who helped build two of the strongest teams in the NFC in the 49ers and Seahawks, had agreed to be become the Redskins’ GM broke during the afternoon on Tuesday. It seemed that a deal was imminent. But the day ended without a deal being done and reports that the Jets and the Raiders were still pursuing McCloughan.

Redskins Coach's Show: QB & Offense Evaluation
Let's Join Head Coach Jay Gruden, Voice of the Redskins Larry Michael, and Chris Cooley as they evaluate the 2014 NFL Season on the final edition of the Redskins Coach's Show for 2014.

Redskins Coach's Show: Evaluation of the Defense
Let's Continue With Head Coach Jay Gruden, Voice of the Redskins Larry Michael, and Chris Cooley as they evaluate the 2014 Redskins Defense and the Tape Breakdowns on the final edition of the Redskins Coach's Show for 2014.

2014 Top Moments: DeSean Jackson's TD Vs Philly
Let's look back at the top moments of the 2014 NFL Season, including DeSean Jackson's big day as he returns to Philadelphia for the first time.

Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 1/7
A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Four questions raised by the Redskins’ McCloughan hire | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Will Jay Gruden stay on as the head coach? A general manager will often have the authority to name his own head coach. We don’t know what McCloughan thinks of Gruden, who went 4-12 in his rookie season as an NFL head coach. It’s possible that McCloughan will use this as an evaluation year for Gruden and then decide what to do in January of 2016.

Redskins 2015 salary cap outlook: Offensive tackle | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Williams, the Redskins’ lone representative to the Pro Bowl, has the highest cap number on the team. His contract is up after the 2015 season. The Redskins would be wise to negotiate an extension for Williams that will lower his cap number for this season to perhaps the $9-$10 million range. That would give the team some cap space to address other positions of need and lock him up for the rest of the prime seasons of his career.

Need to Know: Has Snyder found the right structure for the Redskins? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
On Monday morning very few Redskins fans knew who Scot McCloughan was. Now, assuming that he and the organization are able to finish hammering out a contract agreement, he is the savior of their franchise. I’ll admit I’d heard the name but I didn’t know much about him and I live the NFL 365 days a year. Now I’ll be spending the next several days, possibly longer, digging in to his NFL past.

On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator -