Redskins pursuing Scot McCloughan to be general manager

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Redskins are close to a deal to bring in Scot McCloughan as general manager, the franchise's latest major front office shake-up after another losing season.

Redskins-owned radio station ESPN 980 reported that McCloughan met with team owner Dan Snyder for six hours Tuesday and that McCloughan, if hired, would be given final say over the roster.

The Redskins have struggled to come up with the right front office structure for picking and signing players under Snyder's ownership. Coach Mike Shanahan had control over player personnel until he was fired a year ago. This year, team president Bruce Allen had the final authority, and the team went 4-12.

McCloughan is a former GM with the San Francisco 49ers and also worked in the front office with the Seattle Seahawks.

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