Tuesday January 6th, 2015

The Washington Redskins have hired Scot McCloughan as their new general manager, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Ex-NFL player Michael Robinson first tweeted the news.

According to Rapoport, the deal will be for four years. Bruce Allen, Washington's current GM, is also the team's president and will reportedly continue to hold that role. 

McCloughan previously served as the GM of the San Francisco 49ers until 2010, when he and the team had a "mutual parting." However, multiple reports at the time said he was dismissed for "personal, non-football reasons."

McCloughan then became a senior personnel executive for the Seattle Seahawks. He resigned in April 2014 due to a reported "private, personal matter." 

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In a recent ESPN story, McCloughan detailed his past battles with alcohol abuse and how it led to his departure from San Francisco. He has been looking to make a comeback in the league and has been running his own scouting business. He told ESPN a handful of NFL teams have paid him $75,000 each to evaluate players.

Washington finished 4-12 in 2014 in its first year under head coach Jay Gruden.

- Molly Geary

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