Bruce Allen indicates the Redskins just might not hire a new general manager at all

The Redskins have had a weird offseason, headlined by firing GM Scot McCloughan on the first day of free agency. Despite the strong whiff of dysfunction in the nation's capital, the franchise somehow managed to patch together a pretty impressive group of moves on the free-agent market coupled with a strong draft class. When a team fires its GM right before the time to make all the personnel moves, said moves aren't supposed to be good.

But the Redskins did a nice job and, as such, aren't in a hurry to find a new general manager. Appearing on ESPN 980 (the station owned by the team), president Bruce Allen said they're just kind of hanging out and waiting before adding anyone to the staff.

"As far as what we are going to do, it hasn't changed since March," Allen said. "We are going to be in the process of looking to see what we need to add to our personnel department to enhance the people that are here. There is some good quality people out there that's available that we are talking to. We are going to put together the right team with the Redskins that is going to help us win."

And, really, Allen sounds like he doesn't think the Redskins need to hire someone. 

"No, there has been no decisions made," Allen said. "The process, we are going to take our time. We want to get it right what we do. There is no submission to the league on a form or anything like that. We are going to keep talking and decide what is the best thing for the Redskins."

Part of this logic could be that the Redskins did well without having a GM in place. Additionally, as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported after the draft, they also have people inside the building who are helping with the personnel moves.

La Canfora noted that former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Doug Williams, a franchise legend, is helping in a big way inside the front office.

"I continue to hear the most likely course for the team will be promoting personnel exec Doug Williams to a more senior role overseeing the football operations staff," La Canfora wrote. "It could include -- and should include -- promotions for others like rising scout Alex Santos and chief cap guy/contract negotiator Eric Schaffer."

Allen also named Scott Campbell, the Redskins director of college scouting, as a guy who had a big influence on the team's draft board. 

Things are going well, so it's easy for the Redskins to not worry about replacing McCloughan right now. But there's still the matter of the Kirk Cousins situation lingering over this team, and the division has gotten substantially stronger over the past few weeks and months, with almost every team improving in impressive fashion. 

The comfort level of not having a GM could change drastically once the football begins. 

Meanwhile, McCloughan is still managing to help the team, even after he departed (and they used his draft board to help select these players). According to 1067 the Fan in D.C., McCloughan's wife is auctioning off some of his favorite clothing items (like a camo hat) on eBay.

And according to the Washington Post, McCloughan is giving the proceeds to the Redskins foundation. 

"When it's all said and done, Scot and I are still grateful that we were able to come here, so why not give back to the people that brought us here," Jessica McCloughan told Dan Steinberg of the Post. "The Charitable Foundation truly does a ton of stuff for kids in the D.C. area."

So while there might be a riff here and there might be a gap between McCloughan and the next GM, the ex-GM is at least still managing to help out the team after his departure.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

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