The Insider: Bruce Allen


Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Snyder presents new foundation to fellow owners at NFL meetings

The CEO of the team’s new foundation and Washington GM Bruce Allen detail the positive reception it received at the NFL owners meetings.

By Mike Jones  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Bruce Allen: Complacency hurt the Redskins

Redskins GM Bruce Allen suggested that 2012’s success affected 2013’s results.

By Mike Jones  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Bruce Allen: Redskins haven’t decided if they’ll use franchise tag on Brian Orakpo

The Redskins general manager says team hasn’’t decided whether to use the franchise tag to retain the outside linebacker if they can’t reach a long-term deal

By Mike Jones  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Bruce Allen ‘disappointed’ in Fred Davis

The Redskins general manager expressed disappointment in the troubled tight end, who this week received an indefinite suspension and then was arrested in Fairfax County and charged with driving while intoxicated.

By Mike Jones  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Redskins mailbag: Free agency targets, roster needs and more . . .

With the coaching staff in place, the attention turns to talent evaluation and roster construction.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Talks ongoing between Doug Williams, Redskins about front office job

Source says “nothing definite” at this point but both sides remain “receptive” and are trying to work out the details for a front office job for Doug Williams.

By Mark Maske  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Redskins mailbag: Jay Gruden’s staff, to-do list and more . . .

Mike Jones answers readers’ questions as the Redskins try to fill out a coaching staff and reshape the roster to Jay Gruden’s liking.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Jay Gruden’s growth impressed Bruce Allen

With Tampa Bay, Bruce Allen couldn’t help but notice the fervor shown by one of the assistants, Jay Gruden.

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Gruden does not commit to retaining Haslett, Morris and McVay

Though Jim Haslett, Raheem Morris and Sean McVay are members of the Redskins coaching staff and are expected to be retained, new head coach Jay Gruden would not commit to that in his first news conference.

By Mark Maske  |  05:55 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/09/2014

At the podium, Jay Gruden: Will call plays, likely to keep 3-4 defense

Live tweets and reaction to the introduction of the eighth head coach under Daniel Snyder.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Ties to Allen, Redskins coaches helped convince Jay Gruden to take job

Past relationships with Bruce Allen and coaches on the Washington staff helped sway Gruden to take the job.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Redskins strongly interested in Jay Gruden but facing competition [updated]

Other teams, including the Titans, are in the mix for the Cincinnati offensive coordinator.

By Mark Maske  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Redskins mailbag: On the coaching search, Daniel Snyder and Robert Griffin III

Football Insider answers questions about why the owner can’t get it right, when coaches can interview and what Robert Griffin III needs to do.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Redskins mailbag: Front-office structure and the future head coach

Well, the 2013 campaign is finally in the books, Mike Shanahan is out, and Bruce Allen is on the case, looking to put this franchise on the winning track, once again.

By Mike Jones  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Bruce Allen says final say over Redskins’ player moves now belongs to him

That power formerly belonged to Mike Shanahan, who was fired Monday as the team’s coach.

By Mark Maske  |  04:40 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Redskins fire Mike Shanahan after four years as coach [updated]

The Redskins have fired Mike Shanahan after four seasons as head coach.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Mike Shanahan says Daniel Snyder, Bruce Allen on board with benching of Robert Griffin III [updated]

Coach Mike Shanahan said he discussed the benching of the quarterback with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen before putting the plan into effect.

By Mark Maske  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Cap situation remains tight for Redskins

Team currently has about $1.33 million in available cap space. Beginning Sept. 3, all players on the team's roster must count against the cap.

By Mark Maske  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen says having camp in Richmond was success for Redskins

Being away for training camp was helpful for the team in its preparations for the season, according to the general manager.

By Mark Maske  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen says Redskins' salary-cap penalty won't affect season-opening roster decisions

But the GM also maintains that the two-year, $36 million cap reduction imposed by the NFL continues to plague the team.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen sees no controversy in Griffin-Shanahan relationship

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said that he doesn't believe there is a problematic relationship between Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Bruce Allen: No plans to change Redskins' name

Team's GM says it's "ludicrous" to infer team is trying to upset anyone.

By Mike Jones  |  06:05 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)