It previously was reported that the Redskins will conduct a private workout with quarterback Jimmy Clausen in South Bend.
The Redskins also will be bringing Clausen to town for a meeting with team officials, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Clausen is expected to meet with coach Mike Shanahan, and Shanahan is expected to attend the private workout.
So this means that the Redskins are interested in taking Clausen with the fourth pick in the draft? Maybe, and maybe not. As one league source has pointed out, it’s entirely possibly that the Redskins are trying to coax someone into trading up for Clausen — and that Shanahan is using Schefter, who wrote a book with Shanahan, to get the word out.
As we’ve previously acknowledged, it’s not a slap at Schefter; he’s simply doing his job. Besides, the Schefter-Shanahan connection is a potential conflict of interest that is available to the audience. We raised last night the problem of the conflicts of interest that aren’t generally known.