The rumors started circulating last week that Bruce Allen and Jon Gruden's Oakland Raiders had mutual interest in a reunion. Redskins fans rejoiced at the prospect of Bruce Allen's 8+ year tenure with the team in various roles ending. His 52-75-1 record in Washington, and a winning percentage of .410 has somehow earned him another year in power as the team's president.
If changes are coming to Raiders front office, they haven't happened yet (but some think Bruce Allen is looming) https://t.co/kosBa6LfSQ— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 30, 2018
Three national NFL reporters now say Bruce Allen could end up with the #Raiders. https://t.co/l7K1B22ii4— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) May 1, 2018
Bruce Allen isn't going anywhere per Bruce Allen. He shot down the rumors in an interview with Pat Kirwan and Jim Millrr on SiriusXM. Allen was reportedly in play to join the Raiders as an executive who would help in the team's new stadium development, but not involved in personnel decisions. This is the same role that another rumor gave Allen with the Redskins due to owner Dan Snyder's frustration with him.
Breaking: @Redskins President Bruce Allen tells @JimMiller_NFL and @PatKirwanRFN he is NOT joining the Raiders and Jon Gruden.— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) May 1, 2018
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“Well, first of all, I do like the Silver and Black. I think Mark Davis, Reggie and Jon are going to do great and I’m so excited for them to go to Vegas, but I’m not going there. And I’m not going to play shortstop for the Nationals, either, tonight.”
”I have a job to do and we’re really looking forward to this season and what we’re going to be doing off the field here in future stadiums in Washington.”
The Redskins are not expected to make any changes in their front office despite all the rumors. They have just had what many consider a successful draft, in Doug Williams' first year in his expanded role with the team. Williams took the lead in the media, holding a post-draft presser yesterday. Bruce Allen will be with the Redskins until a stadium deal is finalized, whether Redskins like it or not.