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  1. For Redskins, need and best available may coincide at top of draft

    Jan 16, 2015, 11:56 AM EDT

    Randy-Gregory-Nebraska-stance

    New Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has said repeatedly that he is open to drafting a player at any position when the team’s first pick at No. 5 comes on the clock on April 30. He will take the best player available. This is causing consternation among many fans, who want to see McCloughan fill…

  2. Need to Know: Did the Redskins need to run more on third and short?

    Jan 16, 2015, 5:07 AM EDT

    Morris-stopped-vs-Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 16, 104 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  3. Press Release: Redskins announce hiring of Callahan as offensive line coach

    Jan 15, 2015, 4:56 PM EDT

    Bill-Callahan

    The Redskins have announced the hiring of Bill Callahan as the offensive line coach. Here is the team’s press release. LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Bill Callahan as Offensive Line Coach. Callahan is entering his 17th NFL season, including capturing the 2002 AFC Championship as head coach of the…

  4. Is the Redskins’ defensive coordinator search in overtime?

    Jan 15, 2015, 6:43 AM EDT

    Vic-Fangio-49ers

    Is the Redskins’ search for a defensive coordinator going into overtime? There was a report Wednesday morning that they had decided to hire Chargers linebackers coach Joe Barry for the job. After the report was met with a very negative reaction by many Redskins fans, it appeared that the process stopped. Local reporters said that no…

  5. Need to Know: Should the Redskins invoke RG3’s 2016 option?

    Jan 15, 2015, 5:16 AM EDT

    RG3 vs. Giants 2014

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 15, 105 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  6. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five biggest 2014 roster blunders

    Jan 14, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT

    Orakpo's-back

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 14, 106 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  7. Need to Know: Should the Redskins move David Amerson to safety?

    Jan 13, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

    David-Amerson-intro

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 13, 107 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  8. Need to Know: Redskins’ McCloughan won’t draft for need

    Jan 12, 2015, 6:01 AM EDT

    McCloughan intro

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 12, 57 days before free agency starts for the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted…

  9. How do these Redskins compare to the 49ers that McCloughan took over?

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:53 AM EDT

    Redskins offense huddle Texans

    If Redskins fans want Scot McCloughan to build a winning team, they will need to be patient since he will build mostly through the draft. How patient? Well, McCloughan started picking personnel for the 49ers in 2005. They didn’t have a winning season until they went 13-3 and lost in the NFC title game in…

  10. Need to Know: What else do the Redskins need to do to become successful?

    Jan 11, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT

    Lombardi-trophy

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 11, 58 days before free agency starts for the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted…

  11. Will some 49ers be headed to the Redskins?

    Jan 10, 2015, 9:41 AM EDT

    Vernon-Davis-TD

    With new general manager Scot McCloughan now in place, will the Redskins transform into San Francisco East? McCloughan picked a lot of the players who are currently on the 49ers roster when he was VP of player personnel and then GM of the organization from 2005-2008. With some of those players likely to be available…

  12. Need to Know: Don’t look for immediate changes to Redskins personnel staff

    Jan 10, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT

    McCloughan intro

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 10, 59 days before free agency starts for the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted…

  13. Seven questions for Redskins GM Scot McCloughan

    Jan 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Gruden-vs-Eagles

    The Redskins will introduce Scot McCloughan at a press conference today at noon. Here are some questions that the team’s first true general manager since 1999 that are likely to be asked. When did the possibility of McCloughan coming to Washington first come up? There are some who suspect that the Redskins acted after all…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins’ GM McCloughan–‘It’s a big man’s game’

    Jan 9, 2015, 5:26 AM EDT

    Jackson-vs-Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 9, 60 days before NFL free agency starts Three and out—Only big bodies need apply 1. In looking around to read as much as I can on Scot McCloughan there is one point that comes up frequently—he like big guys. “I’ll never lose sight of this…

  15. It’s official: Redskins announce McCloughan as new general manager

    Jan 8, 2015, 6:34 PM EDT

    Scot-McCloughan

    It’s finally official. The Redskins have hired Scott McCloughan as their new general manager. He will be in charge of all personnel matters and will have final say in the draft, free agent signings, and the 53-man roster. He will be introduced in a press conference at noon on Friday. Here is the press release…

  16. McCloughan fared well in earlier Seattle drafts, too

    Jan 8, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT

    Scot-McCloughan-2

    We have heard plenty about the draft history of new Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan when he was in San Francisco in the late 2000’s and in Seattle from 2010-2014. Both of those teams went to the Super Bowl with a core of players that McCloughan had a major role in drafting. But those were…

  17. Need to Know: Will Redskins fans be patient enough for rebuilding with the draft?

    Jan 7, 2015, 8:04 PM EDT

    Redskins-fans-FedEx

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 8, 61 days before NFL free agency starts Three and out—Will Redskins fans be patient? 1. Scot McCloughan is a believer in the draft. He cut his teeth in the Packers organization where the philosophy was, and still is, to build through the draft. As…

  18. Need to Know: Has Snyder found the right structure for the Redskins?

    Jan 7, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

    Dan-Snyder-Arizona

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 7, 62 days before NFL free agency starts. Three and out—After trying everything else, Snyder may have it right this time 1. On Monday morning very few Redskins fans knew who Scot McCloughan was. Now, assuming that he and the organization are able to finish hammering…

  19. Four questions raised by the Redskins’ McCloughan hire

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:50 PM EDT

    Scot-McCloughan

    —Will Jay Gruden stay on as the head coach? A general manager will often have the authority to name his own head coach. We don’t know what McCloughan thinks of Gruden, who went 4-12 in his rookie season as an NFL head coach. It’s possible that McCloughan will use this as an evaluation year for…

  20. Redskins 2015 salary cap outlook: Offensive tackle

    Jan 6, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Trent_Williams-intro

    As Jay Gruden and company search for a new defensive coordinator people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $20 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation and explore some…

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