Over the last two weeks, the Redskins have signed safety Landon Collins to a six-year, $84 million deal, quarterback Case Keenum to one-year deal worth $3.5 million and agreed to a new contract with veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Friday.
Jay Gruden has reportedly been left in the dark on some of these decisions.
"I'm told he's not being consulted on any of these moves as of Friday," Eric Bickel of 106.7 The Fan's Sports Junkies said Monday. "I'm told he heard of the Landon Collins signing through the media, a guy in the media texted him. He's super frustrated. Bruce [Allen] is calling all the shots. They're not consulting Jay at all. As of Friday, Jay was like 'we have so many needs. We need linebackers. We need outside receivers, we have all these things.' And they had basically signed a backup quarterback and Landon Collins."
Typically within NFL teams, head coaches are consulted on player acquisitions and are present in the draft room to provide their input. This doesn't seem to be the case for Gruden and the Redskins.
"I'm telling you this is true," Bickel says. "I know this to be true that Jay is super frustrated."
"He's not being consulted, they have a ton of needs, and it's just Bruce out there doing whatever he wants."
Even if he wasn't involved, Gruden told reporters last week that he was incredibly excited about Collins coming to Washington. "He's a major problem for offenses," he said.
The Collins move has been mostly well-received by fans. Collins, who inked a contract worth $84 million, gives the Redskins some much-needed help at a position where they've been weak for years.
"You can only be optimistic," veteran Vernon Davis told NBC Sports Washington. "I feel that he's a tremendous asset."
Keenum, while not a splashy move, gives the Redskins a safe - and affordable - option at quarterback with Alex Smith sidelined.
For the Sports Junkies, they see this as a sign Gruden could be nearing the end of his time in D.C..
"It's indicative, this is what happens when a coach is on their way out," Bickel adds. "They kind of get iced out of decisions. The organization is kind of planning without them. And barring a miracle, I think we all know this, it doesn't take any insight, I think Jay will be gone at the end of this year."
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