Latest On Redskins’ GM Vacancy

Redskins team president Bruce Allen said Monday he’s interviewed roughly a dozen candidates for jobs in Washington’s front office, but executives with interest in the Redskins’ general manager position are worried about the level of power they’d have in the team’s decision-making structure, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link).Bruce Allen/Daniel Snyder (Vertical)

Washington may not even hire a formal general manager to replace the fired Scot McCloughan, and one report suggested the club had submitted a front office plan to the NFL that included a restructuring of duties but no new GM. Allen himself pushed back against that notion, but the Redskins could simply choose to promote staffers from within. Doug Williams has been mentioned as a possible candidate to take on an expanded role within Washington’s personnel department, while scout Alex Santos and contract negotiator Eric Schaffer could also be in line for new responsibilities.

If they do opt to hire a GM, though, the Redskins could find a shortage of suitors, per Cole. McCloughan reportedly wasn’t allowed to hire his own scouting teamĀ or find his own additional staffers, leaving potential Washington candidates wary of how much control they’d wield. Previous reports have indicated Allen will act as the Redskins’ de facto general manager no matter what other hires the club makes.

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