WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce Allen, general manager of the Washington Redskins, will discuss the team's upcoming season at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon Sept. 7. Allen, who has been with the Redskins since December 2009, previously held executive positions with the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is the son of Hall of Fame Redskins head coach George Allen and brother of former Virginia governor and Senator George Allen. He was drafted as a kicker by the Baltimore Colts in 1978.
The Redskins' team is considered to be the National Football League's second-most valuable franchise behind its arch-rival Dallas Cowboys. Players are anticipating a winning season under head coach Mike Shanahan and a roster that includes Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback Robert Griffin III. Pre-season injuries, however, have added uncertainty to the team's prospects.
Meanwhile, officials in the District of Columbia and Maryland are trying to lure the team's summer training camp to their jurisdictions. That competition comes in the wake of Redskins owner Dan Snyder's decision to relocate the camp from northern Virginia to Richmond in 2013.
The National Press Club luncheon will being promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will being at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Advance reservations should be made by calling 202-662-7501 or e-mailing [email protected]. The cost of luncheon admission is $19 for Club members, $30 for their guests, and $37 for the general public. Tickets must be purchased at the time of reservation.
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The National Press Club is on the 13th floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover the event.
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