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Report - Redskins Still Following McCloughan's Board

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Albert Breer is reporting that the Redskins are still going off recently fired GM Scot McCloughan's off-season board when it comes to signing players.

Breer also did a live Periscope video, where he talked a bit about the D.J. Swearinger signing(25:50 mark). You can watch the video in its entirety Here

You can read Breer's article Here.

Below is a key takeaway from that article:

So this one went wrong the way things usually do in Washington. It started with arguments over roles and duties within the organization—and that led to power plays over decisions. One involved whether or not to use the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. Another centered on allocating resources to fix the defense over the course of the 2017 offseason.

And there came a point where team president Bruce Allen took over. The reasoning will be the subject of debate, but that shift in power is ultimately, as I understand it, a major reason why McCloughan wound up sitting out the combine, which is as central to his job as any event on the NFL calendar. This time it wasn’t about ownership. It became McCloughan vs. Allen.

While McCloughan hasn’t been involved in any Redskins decision over the past two weeks, the team has followed his board early in free agency—safety DJ Swearinger and defensive tackles Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee were high on his list as he emphasized rebuilding the defense up the middle. Washington landed all three of those guys. And the draft board, while subject to change, also was set before he left.