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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day

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In losing Scot McCloughan, Redskins lost a rare talent evaluator, former associates say | Washington Post

He also brought a collegial approach to an organization previously defined by a top-down culture. In both public and private conversation, McCloughan did not seek credit for decisions that panned out — such as replacing quarterback Robert Griffin III with Kirk Cousins or acquiring promising wide receiver Jamison Crowder in the fourth round of the 2015 draft — casting each successful move as a “Redskins” decision, reached in concert with owner Daniel Snyder, President Bruce Allen and Coach Jay Gruden.

Redskins could boost run defense with Bennie Logan | ESPN

Logan spent the past four years with the Eagles, becoming a starter midway through his first season and formed a strong front alongside Fletcher Cox. But Logan is not considered a strong pass-rusher with 5.5 career sacks, one reason Philadelphia allowed him to hit the market. The Eagles, and other teams, do not want to overpay for who they consider a two-down player. And that's one reason some reports suggest Logan might be seeking a one-year deal, not being able to find what he wants on the open market. The Redskins could benefit if that's the case, much as they did with receiver Terrelle Pryor. His soft market resulted in a friendly one-year deal with Washington.

Redskins use incentives to limit Pryor’s cap hit | CSN

The details of Pryor’s incentives are unavailable. But if they are based on standard statistics he has to have a pretty good year for the Redskins to collect. In addition to the 77 receptions, Pryor had 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. If Pryor can exceed any or all of those numbers, the team would be more than happy to write out the check for the $2 million in incentives.

Need to Know: Redskins cap space dwindling, but they have some options | CSN

This leaves the Redskins with $14.3 million in cap space. They probably need to set aside $5 million to sign a defensive lineman such as Bennie Logan, who visited yesterday. A team wants to plan on have around $5 million in cap space going into the season to cover players on injured reserve and practice squad salaries. The also will need about $2 million to sign their draft picks (for guidance on how they will be able to sign about 10 players with $2 million in net cap space see this from last year) That leaves them with about $2.3 million to work with.

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