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Redskins announce a number of changes to front office, scouting staff

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Redskins announce a number of changes to front office, scouting staff

The Redskins announced a number of changes to their scouting staff and front office, and the results are a number of promotions. 

Things start with Cole Spencer and David Whittington leaving their roles as college scouts and moving up to a national scout role. Spencer previously served as the scout for the Southeast region, which is considered by many the top college scouting role. Consider how many players the Redskins have drafted from the Southeast, particularly Alabama, and it's easy to see the impact Spencer made on the Redskins roster. Replacing Spencer in the Southeast role will be Matt Evans, who previously covered the Northeast. 

All of the moves underscore a commitment to the scouting staff that the Redskins front office pledged after the dismissal of former general manager Scot McCloughan in 2017. Promoting two more national scouts should also let Director of College Scouting Kyle Smith focus on more big-picture projects and continue to develop the team's roster in other areas. 

"We’re excited to announce the changes and additions to our player personnel department,” Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams said in a release. "These individuals have worked extremely hard every day to help build our roster. We value the importance of this department and the personnel that contributes in the day-to-day operations."

Whittington had been covering the Southwest region and will be replaced by Harrison Ritcher. Previously the BLESTO scout, this is Richter's first role in college scouting with Washington. 

Peter Picerelli and Ron Rose both got promotions as well. Both served as scouting assistants last season but now Picerelli will be the Northeast scout and Rose will take over as the BLESTO scout. 

In an interesting move, the 'Skins added Connor Barringer to the role of football strategy analyst. Barringer had been working for Pro Football Focus prior to his hire in the Washington front office. Tyler Claytor will be the team's new scouting assistant. 

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Enjoy a closer look at the new Washington Football Team helmets

Enjoy a closer look at the new Washington Football Team helmets

As NFL teams prepare for the truncated preseason, the Washington Football Team's equipment managers are preparing for an entirely new look. The team already unveiled its new-look uniforms and helmets, and it shared a closeup look for fans on Instagram Wednesday night.

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The helmets have been a major hit among fans online since being revealed, so any time they can get up close and personal, they'll be happy.

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As the opener grows nearer, fans will continue to be excited for any glimpse of the new uniforms, helmets and players ahead of the 2020 season. As long as the uniforms look this great, we'll take any more videos from the equipment team, please and thank you.

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DeAngelo Hall explains why he's so excited to join Washington's radio broadcast booth

DeAngelo Hall explains why he's so excited to join Washington's radio broadcast booth

The Washington Football Team announced its revamped radio broadcast crew on Tuesday, and longtime Burgundy and Gold defensive back DeAngelo Hall was named as one of the new additions to the booth.

Hall will provide color commentary alongside play-by-play analyst Bram Weinstein. Julie Donaldson, who recently took over as Washington's Senior VP of Media and Content, will serve as host and anchor. 

In an interview with Donaldson on Wednesday, Hall shared his excitement to return to Washington in a different role, with the same team he spent over a decade playing for.

"It was just so much that I felt like was unfinished with Washington," Hall said. "I wanted to bring championships to the city, wanted to win so many more games, wanted to cement my legacy as a member of this organization."

Hall spent parts of 10 seasons with Washington, suiting up for a total of 106 games for the club. The cornerback-turned-safety was a team captain for multiple seasons during his time in D.C. and seen as one of the main leaders on the squad.

As Hall mentioned, during his tenure in D.C., the team left the field on the losing end a lot more times than they were victorious. In the near-decade that Hall played for the Burgundy and Gold, Washington made the playoffs just twice, losing both times in the Wild Card round.

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Despite multiple losing seasons as of late, the team is ushering in a new era, one that fans have plenty to be excited about. Well-respected head coach Ron Rivera is now in charge, and the team has no shortage of young talent. Now, they have a new broadcast team to help begin a new era of Washington football following the plethora of organizational changes that have occurred this offseason.

The team's new radio broadcast trio replaces the long-time voice of the team, Larry Michael, as well as analysts Chris Cooley and Rick "Doc" Walker. Michael resigned last month amid allegations in a Washington Post story of inappropriate behavior

Cooley joined the booth as an analyst in 2013, replacing former Washington linebacker Sam Huff. Cooley worked alongside Michael and Sonny Jurgensen, who served as part of the radio broadcast before retiring last August.

Hall knows he has big shoes to fill, and he's ready to do just that.

"Having played all those years there, listening to Sonny [Jurgenson] and Sam [Huff], to pick up that mantle, to me, that's just as big of an honor as playing for the Washington Football Team," Hall said. "Those guys did such a great job for so many years. I just hope I can do half as good of a job as those two guys."

Since retiring following the 2016 season, Hall has spent time as an analyst for NFL Network and NBC Sports Washington.

"I'm super pumped. Super honored," Hall said. "I'm ready to work...I just can't even put into words, I'm so excited."

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