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Director of Security Released; Randle El Update

The Redskins fired director of security Jon Bean, on Monday, according to team sources, cutting ties with one of the more well-liked people among the coaches and players. Bean's release came one day after rookie tight end Fred Davis went missing on Sunday - including that day's minicamp practice, however, a club official said that any move the team may have made with Bean was unrelated to Davis or any other player.

Several people within Redskins Park believed the timing of the firing was in some way related, given that it came on the heels of this incident, but, again, the team denies that. Bean, reached on his cell phone, declined to comment on anything other than to thank the Redskins for the opportunity to work form them and stating his desire to now "move on." Bean was a police officer in PG County for 25 years and was trusted and respected by the players and coaches he helped protect.

The Redskins stepped up security measures immensely when Joe Gibbs arrived as coach/team president, having more security personnel present as a general matter. Given the heightened awareness to terrorism, etc., the director of security position carries heavy responsibilities on a day-to-day basis and I would imagine the team would not have the position vacant for long.

From JReid:

Wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday, just popped into the Redskins Park media room on crutches. He said the procedure, in which loose cartilage was removed, went well and he hopes to return for the resumption of organized team activities June 2. Have to head to the practice field now. I'll provide more details after today's practice. Oh, excuse me, today's OTA. Later.

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 7, 2008; 11:34 AM ET
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