Perfect Pairs: Ideal top two draft picks for Washington Redskins

The move comes after McCloughan was absent from Redskins Park this week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Tony Wyllie, the Redskins’ senior vice president of communications, told NFL.com, “we’re busy with free agency,” when asked Tuesday about McCloughan’s whereabouts.

McCloughan’s absence comes after he didn’t attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis because of a death in his family, Allen said. There also were multiple reports about dysfunction in the team’s front office.

Manusky joined the Redskins in 2016 after four seasons as the Indianapolis Colts’ DC. The 50 year old began his coaching career in Washington (as linebackerS coach) in 2001. He then spent stints as a defensive coordinator in San Francisco (2007-2010) and San Diego (2011) before heading to Indy.

The Redskins fired Joe Barry two weeks ago after a disappointing 2016 season. Washington ended the season ranked 28th in yards allowed. Barry’s defense failed to force a turnover in four of the unit’s final six games and allowed 140-plus rushing yards in the final three tilts.

He’s someone who can play off the ball on run downs, he can run sideline to sideline with all kinds of range and athleticism, and in passing situations, if you want to let him put his hand on the ground and go hunt quarterbacks, he can do that.

The Redskins have to get better at stopping the run. Tomlinson has been underrated throughout this process and is a rock-solid run defender. He helps this team get better because he can eat up blockers and allow linebackers to run and chase.

The Washington Post first reported the news. Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie told NFL.com, “We’re busy with free agency,” when asked about McCloughan’s whereabouts.

McCloughan’s absence comes after he didn’t attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis because of a death in his family, Redskins president Bruce Allen said. There also were multiple reports about dysfunction in the team’s front office.

Jacksonville is the team to watch in the Calais Campbell sweepstakes, according to Rapoport. One year after the Jaguars paid the most guaranteed money to any free agent (Malik Jackson), general manager Dave Caldwell could do again with Campbell. The Broncos also have been reported as contenders for Campbell, our No. 2 overall free agent, but they don’t have the cap space Jacksonville can offer.

It looks like the Los Angeles Rams might not pay cornerback $16.7 million this season after all. Rapoport reported that the team is listening to trade offers for Johnson, which usually translates to: “Please send us offers.” Former Rams coordinator is now with the Browns, which makes Cleveland a logical landing spot.

He said that ’cause I was starter at free safety. Last year, I was starting nickel [corner] and have played there this year. I am the third corner, the other strong [safety] and I was the starting kick returner and backup punt returner. So I’m pretty much Swiss Army knife/Band-Aid. I got all kinds of nicknames.

You can have a great coach but he can’t be in every room at the same time. Whoever is hired [as Washington’s defensive coordinator], it’s important that he hires the right staff. The position coaches are in the ones teaching, motivating these guys and inspiring these guys to do well.