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Even after being fired, Scot McCloughan auctioning items for Redskins charity

Even after being fired, Scot McCloughan auctioning items for Redskins charity

Taking the high road is always encouraged, but often it can be much easier to say than to actually do. Not for former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan.

After a messy divorce with the organization on March 9 amid reports of a power struggle and anonymous personal accusations, McCloughan has largely kept a low profile as he again built up his independent scouting service. At least two NFL teams are already working with McCloughan, a gifted talent evaluator, and he advised other teams before the NFL Draft as well. 

Beyond scouting personnel, McCloughan is now efforting to give back to the Redskins through their charitable arm. Jessica McCloughan, Scot's wife, posted to Twitter a few days ago that the family would auction off the former GM's highly recognizable camouflage baseball hat (seen in photo below), autographed with an "HTTR" tagline. The proceeds? They will go towards the Redskins Charitable 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 said to The Washington Post. “The Charitable Foundation truly does a ton of stuff for kids in the D.C. area."

McCloughan will also auction off a tan suit jacket with proceeds going to Northern Virginia Family Services. McCloughan often wore the suit on the sidelines of Redskins games, and it certaily looks like the jacket McCloughan wore to his introductory press conference when he was named Redskins GM in 2015 (photo below). The jacket has a cool backstory too: Mike Nolan bought it for McCloughan in San Francisco. Why? McCloughan didn't then own a suit.  

McCloughan remains immensely popular with Redskins fans, and the prices for the memorabilia back it up. Last check, the hat was going for more than $600 on eBay while the jacket was up over $200. To bid on the hat, click here, and click here to bid on the suit jacket.

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Former Redskin D.J. Swearinger pays tribute to Sean Taylor with new tattoo

Former Redskin D.J. Swearinger pays tribute to Sean Taylor with new tattoo

D.J. Swearinger may have had short, yet quite eventful, two-year tenure in Washington, but he may have just endeared himself in the hearts of Redskins fans forever. 

The former Washington free safety recently inked a new tattoo paying tribute to one of the best free safeties and Redskins legend in Sean Taylor. Swearinger was signed in the offseason heading into the 2017 season before starting all 31 games he played in the Burgundy and Gold. 

He made eight interceptions, 132 tackles, and one Pro Bowl appearance as a part of Greg Manusky's secondary. Now, he cemented a roster spot on the New Orleans Saints -- the third time he's switched teams in two years following his release from the Redskins. 

Taylor was killed in a 2007 armed burglary and remains a fan favorite of Redskins fans everywhere. 

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Joe Burrow has small hands AND a big sense of humor

Joe Burrow has small hands AND a big sense of humor

Seeing that Joe Burrow is a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, it makes sense that all eyes are on him. However, the attention right now is centered around only one part of him: his hands.

According to ESPN, the LSU quarterback’s hand measurements came in at nine inches, making Burrow’s hands the smallest of any first-round quarterback the NFL combine has seen since 2008.

While followers of the NFL draft and sports fans alike grappled with this statistic, Burrow took to Twitter to joke about the reaction to this information being released.

Burrow’s dash of humor was received well by Twitter users, with many people replying with praise of him and his response to this potentially touchy situation.

Burrow may have small hands, but he certainly compensates with his big sense of humor.

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