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Report: Martin Mayhew will be Washington's new GM, Marty Hurney still joining the front office

Marty switch!

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We have another twist in Washington's search for a new General Manager. Yesterday, reports came out that Washington would also be adding Martin Mayhew as an executive in the front office. Chris Russell, and some others, had been reporting that this pairing could be coming to Washington, and they were Head Coach Ron Rivera's top candidates in his new vision for the team.

Chris Russell was on The Kevin Sheehan Show this morning and threw a wrench into those plans when he said one of his sources told him the front office structure is still unsettled, and it could be Mayhew getting the GM title, and not Hurney which had been widely reported. He didn't know which way the Marty coin would land, and actually had Hurney as his final prediction for the top executive spot.

What caused Rivera to change his mind and not give the top spot to his former GM from Carolina? We don't have much information yet, and the moves aren't expected to be made official until tomorrow morning. Jason La Canfora did offer one possible reason. Martin Mayhew is still employed by the San Francisco 49ers, and they could block him from being hired by Washington...unless it's for the GM job.