There are no shortage of subplots surrounding the Washington Redskins these days. This made for nice timing Thursday, when general manager Bruce Allen made himself available to reporters.
"He's progressing well," Allen said, via Grant Paulsen of WJFK-FM. "He's on schedule or ahead of schedule and it's because of the work ethic that you know he has."
Some other topics hit by Allen:
» Despite the heavy criticism about playing conditions in the playoffs, Allen said a transition from a grass surface to FieldTurf is not an option in 2013. He admitted the team missed its opportunity to re-sod last year.
» Allen is decidedly against the Redskins ever changing their nickname. "It's ludicrous to think that in any way we're trying to upset anybody." ... "We're not a new franchise. We're 81 years old. There's nothing that we feel is offensive."
» Allen is of the belief that London Fletcher is indestructible. "He's got another three or four good years left in him." (Hard to disagree.)
» Allen was optimistic about tight end Fred Davis, recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. "He's progressing well. That's a very serious injury."
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