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Old 12-17-2009, 07:04 AM   #1407
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Report: Redskins chasing Bruce Allen

Posted by Mike Florio on December 17, 2009 9:17 AM ET


On the same morning that executive V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato has resigned, triggering speculation that Mike Holmgren or Mike Shanahan could be taking the reins of the Redskins, Jay Glazer of FOX has dropped a bomb on us, baby.

Glazer reports that Redskins coaches were advised today that the teams is in talks with former Raiders and Buccaneers executive Bruce Allen.

Allen's father, George, was one of the most beloved coaches in franchise history not named "Joe Gibbs."

As Glazer points out, the Redskins would be required to satisfy the Rooney Rule when filling the top front-office position. In this case, either the Redskins already have quietly satisfied the requirement, or Allen would be hired for a position that does not presently require compliance with the Rooney Rule.

The arrival of Allen undoubtedly would trigger speculation that the next move would be to dump coach Jim Zorn and pursue Jon Gruden, who partnered with Allen both in Oakland and Tampa.
Gruden is not going back to coaching next year. He just re-upped his contract with ESPN and all you have to do is watch one monday night game to realize how much he enjoys being in the booth as opposed to on the field. I would put money on Gruden not returning to football next year, probably the year after, and very possibly ever.
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