Bruce Allen

December 17, 2009 by  

Bruce Allen:Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen will take over as executive vice president of football operations and general manager of the Washington Redskins, radio station ESPN 980 is reporting.

Allen, fired from the Bucs along with coach Jon Gruden in January, would replace Vinny Cerrato, who resigned Wednesday as executive VP of football operations.

Allen is the son of former Redskins coach George Allen and grew up in Virginia, near Washington. His father is still a legend in Redskins circles.

The hire fuels speculation that Gruden will reunite with Allen with the Redskins, with many believing second-year coach Jim Zorn will be fired at the end of the season. Gruden has downplayed talk of a return to the sideline, signing a multiyear deal Nov. 16 to remain as an analyst with ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

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