Report: Bruce Allen in 'exile' within Redskins organization

Ben Krimmel
December 17, 2019 - 4:07 pm

The Washington Redskins dynamic duo of owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen have been seen as a pair less and less these days.

In the owner's box during the Redskins latest defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles, the headlining figures were injured quarterback Alex Smith and his former college coach Urban Meyer. Allen, the longtime Snyder confident who is celebrating 10 years with the organization on Dec. 17, may have fallen out of favor quite literally.

NBC Sports Washington's J.P. Finlay wrote recently that Snyder and Allen, who "are often spotted together at FedEx Field before Redskins home games," have been seen together less and less in the past few weeks.

According to a report from The Washington Post‘s Les Carpenter, there is growing speculation within Redskins Park that over the last few weeks Snyder might be preparing for Allen's departure. And while many described the pair as being "joined at the hip," divorce could be coming soon.

And the team president's absence from the owner's suite with Snyder and Smith has fueled a bit of that speculation, per Carpenter.

“Bruce not being (in the postgame suite) is a big thing,” a person who knows Snyder’s and Allen’s habits told The Post. That person added it is a sign “Bruce is in exile.”

Allen has been the subject of much speculation in the past few weeks regarding his job security.

Jason La Canfora reported in Week 14 Snyder "is beginning to understand the gravity of his situation and that major changes could be coming to the Skins front office this week."

Earlier NFL reporter John Clayton told 106.7 The Fan he believed Snyder "might go a different direction" and move on from Allen. One day prior, Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer then told Grant & Danny, Allen's job security could be linked to the Redskins' head coach search and the structure of the Redskins organization could be a reason some prospective coaches are not interested in taking the job in Washington. 

report surfaced the Saturday after Thanksgiving which said, "everything is up for evaluation in Washington after this season" and that includes ownership's plans to seriously evaluate Allen's future with the organization. 

As of now, there has only been smoke and no fire.

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