Jay Gruden: 'We'll have to get it done another way'
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden addressed the media Tuesday night at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, marking the first time he had spoken publicly about the firing of general manager Scot McCloughan earlier this month.
"It's something we just have to move forward with," Gruden said.
The Redskins currently do not have a general manager as they prepare for next month's NFL draft.
"Moving forward we'll just have to get it done another way, and we will get it done," Gruden told reporters. "The coaches are going to be even more involved than they were and the scouts have done an excellent job."
Team President Bruce Allen has always had a strong influence in the acquisition of players and would presumably have final say on roster decisions. Gruden was asked Tuesday if his own responsibilites will increase following the departure of McCloughan.
"I felt like I had a big role," Gruden said. "That's one of the reasons that drew me to this job, is the ability to have a role and a say in personnel - it may not be the final say, but we have a 'Redskins' say at the end of the day and my input has been used quite a bit over the years I'd like to think."
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