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Jay Gruden talks about McCloughan, Cousins, the Redskins draft and free agency

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Jay Gruden answered questions at the NFL owners meetings

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Bill Callahan, Assistant Head Coach:

Contract Extension:

Kirk Cousins:

Josh Doctson:

Big Wide Receivers:

Terrelle Pryor:

Scot McCloughan:

"I was disappointed. I liked Scot. I liked working with Scot. He’s a good person, and a great talent evaluator,"

"Any time you lose somebody that you become close with, whether it’s a coach or a GM or a player it's disappointing but at the end of the day in pro football, anybody that’s been around it long enough understands, change is going to happen and you have to react and adjust to it and move forward with a positive outlook,"

I’m not going to say ‘it had to be made.’ It was made, that’s all that I can live with,” Gruden said. “When decisions are made of that magnitude in the organization, you think about it, you reflect on the good things that you learned from Scot and the good things that he did for the team. But at the end of the day it’s about moving forward in a positive way and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee:

Chris Baker:

Robert Kelley:

Jordan Reed:

Draft Need vs BPA:

“I felt like I’ve had a big role. I’ve had a lot of fun with it. It’s one of the reasons that drew me to this job is the ability to have a role and a say in personnel,” Gruden said. “It may not be the final say, but we have a ‘Redskins say’ at the end of the day and my input [has] been used quite a bit over the years, I’d like to think.”

DeAngelo Hall:

D.J. Swearinger:

Su’a Cravens:

Ty Nsekhe:

Anthony Lanier:

One player Jay Gruden is excited to see develop: defensive end Anthony Lanier. "He has a chance to be really good," Gruden said. "Every day I'd watch the one on ones and he was the guy who was one of the most difficult players to block."

Trent Murphy:

Nose Tackle:

Calling plays again:

2017 season:

First round pick:

The Redskins don't feel pressure to address any spot in particular in the first round when it comes to next month's draft. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said, "we're in a good place in a lot of spots." One spot that they'd like to find more help is rushing the passer.