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• Washington Redskins executive Bruce Allen had some interesting comments about how franchise owner ...

• Washington Redskins executive Bruce Allen had some interesting comments about how franchise owner Dan Snyder was on board with the team’s strategy to sit out the high end of free agency. The Redskins made an offer to defensive end Julius Peppers(notes) but bowed out after Chicago outbid the field, a very un-Snyder-like move for Washington. Allen was part of the reason for the conservative approach. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach, Allen is also the guy who in 2007, while serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager, discouraged the Bucs from trading up from No. 4 overall to No. 2 for a shot at wide receiver Calvin Johnson(notes). Allen talked his way out of the trade even though head coach Jon Gruden badly wanted Johnson. Instead, the Bucs picked defensive end Gaines Adams(notes). God rest Adams’ soul, but that wasn’t the wisest move by Allen.

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