A multitude of reports have surfaced over recent days regarding the status of Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan. Anthony Broome with 247sports.com, has reported that now McCloughan’s wife has entered the fray and is vehemently refuting the rumors that McCloughan was sent home from Redskins Park several days ago. No matter the cause, these rumors have brought back flashbacks of previous dysfunction at the highest levels of the Redskins organization.
Nevertheless, the Redskins staff (minus McCloughan) are at the combine anxious to take a look at the latest crop of those athletes entering the draft. To answer the question of why McCloughan is not at the combine, the most common answer has been that he is dealing with a death in the family, namely his grandmother. However, reports have surfaced, again via 247sports.com, saying that his grandmother passed on 6 Feb, with the funeral and burial being a week later. Something is amiss, that is for sure. But again, maybe this is much ado about nothing. We will have to see.
Changing topics to the status of Kirk Cousins, the next few days will be very important to watch. With the franchise tag now having been placed, has the work or will the work start earnestly on a long term deal on the Redskins quarterback? Or will a trade be worked? It is hard to tell where the truth lies, but one report that came out via Jack Browne, published on The Score app, says that the Redskins and Cousins discussed a deal worth about $20 million a year and neither side is close to an amenable end state.
In addition to the status of Cousins, many people are curious about whether DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon will be back. Recent news about the progress being made by last year’s premier pick, Josh Doctson, it is hard to tell which direction the team will go. Stay tuned!