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UPDATED REPORT: Redskins Senior VP Eric Schaffer leaving in May

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UPDATE: Schaffer is leaving in May

Schaffer will be leaving the organization in May, after the draft.

The reports emerged not as a test of loyalty or whatever but because Schaffer started telling people on Monday that he is out. But the organization plans to keep him around (and to keep him working) through free agency and the draft.

UPDATE: Mike Garafolo says not so fast:

J.P. Finlay is also pumping the brakes:

And Craig Hoffman weighs in:

Finally, Doc Walker retracts his report:

Meanwhile, Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk has his own take on Eric Schaffer’s situation:

Schaffer will be leaving the organization in May, after the draft.

The reports emerged not as a test of loyalty or whatever but because Schaffer started telling people on Monday that he is out. But the organization plans to keep him around (and to keep him working) through free agency and the draft.

INITIAL REPORT:

Eric Schaffer is the Redskins Senior Vice President of Football Operations and the team’s general counsel. He is the guy who is primarily responsible for player contracts and cap management, and is generally well respected around the league. He has been with the Redskins franchise for 17 years.

A short time ago, Rick Walker, a former player and now member of the media with close ties to the Redskins tweeted that Schaffer has been fired.

The report has been confirmed by J.P. Finlay.

The move is one of several personnel decisions made by Redskins owner Dan Snyder in the past 48 hours, and signals huge changes in the organization.