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Redskins GM Bruce Allen Addresses Trade Rumors

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Bruce Allen, general manager of the Washington Redskins

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Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen joined The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan before the team’s first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In addition to talk about the team’s approach in training camp and off-season acquisitions, they also addressed some rumors floating around about the team.

There was rumor that the Redskins were interested in signing Pro-Bowl DT Cullen Jenkins and a deal was in place until he backed out of it.

Allen denies that they were interested in him at all, and that sometimes rumors are generated to benefit the player instead of an organization.

There was also a rumor circulating that the ‘Skin were talking about trading Chris Cooley for Bills WR Lee Evans.

Allen laughed off the idea of trading the team’s Pro Bowl tight end.

During the interview, Allen said the Redskins did not target a marquee quarterback this off-season who would be competing with Beck and Grossman for the starting job.

The Junkies brought up the point that since McNabb was a bust here and having Beck & Grossman battling for the QB position, fans feel the team is back to square one.

Allen agrees that the QB position is critical but that the team is comfortable with Rex and John. He said the Redskins need to focus on improving the entire 53 man roster too.

Listen to the entire Bruce Allen interview below.

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