Rough week for Redskins fans after GM fired, loss of free agents

Many Washington Redskins fans are frustrated with the organization after a rough week that saw three of the team's marquee players leave in free agency, their starting quarterback reportedly request a trade, and the firing of the team's general manager.

Thursday evening, the team fired General Manager Scott McCloughan after just two seasons. The team released a statement wishing him success in the future and say no further comments on his departure will be made.

On Friday morning, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted that quarterback Kirk Cousins signed a franchise tender with the Redskins making him "tradeable." Schefter added that the team has "no inclination" of trading him to date, but says now that he has signed the tender, the team can "review options."

During the start of NFL free agency Thursday, Cousins asked owner Dan Snyder for a trade, which was rejected by Snyder, according to ESPN.

Additionally, Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson and defensive lineman Chris Baker both signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

On Wednesday, ESPN reported that receiver Pierre Garcon was expected to sign a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, where former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is now the head coach.

The Redskins organization tweeted their gratitude for the service of Jackson, Baker, and Garcon.

Some Redskins fans were so frustrated that they created a Facebook event called the "March on Ashburn" on Friday, which began at 8 a.m. at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia.

The protest will continue into 8 a.m. Saturday, according to the Facebook post.

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