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This used to be the time of year when Dan Snyder's Bombardier BD-700 jet with the Redskins helmet on the tail zipped across the country and scooped up big-name free agents. For better, but usually worse, the Redskins owned free agency.
General manager Bruce Allen, in his first detailed comments about the penalty, called it a "travesty of fairness." Coach Mike Shanahan, meanwhile, expressed frustration but vowed to make the best of the team's financial limitations.
Allen said the team is still hoping to recover some portion of the $18 million docked by the league for the upcoming season. He didn't specify how that might occur but ruled out a lawsuit against the NFL.
Washington's aggressive trade last winter to move up in the draft to select Robert Griffin III continues to pay off, and this is the latest reward. With that critical puzzle piece in place, the Redskins can spend this week addressing other needs.
"I'm proud to be the general manager of the Washington Redskins," the general manager said. "We represent an iconic sports franchise that's 81 years old, that involves millions of fans worldwide, that has thousands of alumni. It's ludicrous to think in any way that we're trying to upset anybody."
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said Thursday the team isn't considering a new nickname, adding that it's "ludicrous" to suggest that the franchise is trying to upset Native Americans.
Since Mike Shanahan rolled into town in his chariot in 2010, he's been trying to turn the Washington Redskins into the best team in the NFC East, if not the best in the whole NFL. But the Redskins reminded us Sunday that they're a lot closer to being No. 32 than they are to being No. 1.
The Washington Redskins plan to meet with Chris Cooley sometime next week about the possibility of him returning to the team.
The best pass-catching tight end in Washington Redskins history shuffled down the steps and out the backdoor of Redskins Park on Tuesday afternoon. Instead of heading to the right and on down to the practice fields, as he did so many times over eight memorable seasons, he made a left.