The Skins have hired a newspaperman

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The Washington Redskins have hired Larry Weisman away from USA Today. His official title is "editorial director," although no one's exactly sure what that means, including Larry.

The good news is that Weisman's been a trusted voice on NFL issues for about 30 years, and he's been asked to spend a lot of time breaking down the Skins' NFC East opponents. Here's an interview that Matt Terl did with Weisman last week.

Join me in welcoming Larry to the best division in football -- by a longshot.