WASHINGTON — On the opening day of NFL free agency, Washington made a franchise-altering move that didn’t involve a player.

The team fired general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, ending speculation about his future that had clouded the organization in recent weeks. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing, which is effective immediately.

McCloughan, 46, served as GM for the past two years and had a four-year contract.

The day McCloughan was hired, Allen said the new GM would have full control over personnel decisions, but there were splits in the front office on a number of issues.

“The organization remains confident in our personnel department as we execute our free agency plans as well as prepare for the upcoming NFL draft,” Allen said in the statement, adding that the team will have no further comment on McCloughan’s departure.

In a curious turn of events, McCloughan did not attend the scouting combine in Indianapolis earlier this month, with a spokesman saying he was “taking care of some family matters.”

The combine is a key evaluating opportunity ahead of the April draft where many decision-makers and agents are present, and the Redskins were represented by Allen, coach Jay Gruden and other officials.

Washington did not give an official reason for McCloughan’s firing.

JETS: Revis Island is shut down in New York and ready for relocation. Again.

The Jets made the release of cornerback Darrelle Revis official Thursday, shortly after the NFL’s free agency period began.

Revis was informed by the team last week that it was making the move, which ends his second tenure with the Jets after just two years and saves them $9.3 million on the salary cap.

RAIDERS: The lease agreement for a proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium will not be ready before league owners meet later this month, when they could potentially vote on whether to approve the relocation of the Oakland Raiders.

Members of the board that oversees the proposed stadium gathered Thursday in Las Vegas to discuss some of the terms they would like to see in the agreement. They made one thing clear: A final lease agreement for the proposed $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium won’t be reached within weeks.

“There’s been a little bit of discussion about the timing necessity of the lease, and certainly, we are going to work expeditiously in order to get that lease done,” Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board chairman Steve Hill said. “But I also want to say that we are not going to rush that process.”

HALL OF FAME: Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz is one of three new members of the Canton shrine’s Board of Trustees.

Also added Thursday were Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk, and Johnson Controls chief marketing officer Kim Metcalf-Kupres.

RAVENS: Running back Kenneth Dixon has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers.

Dixon is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

EAGLES: Philadelphia released defensive end Connor Barwin, saving $7.75 million in salary cap space.

Barwin played four seasons for the Eagles after spending the first four in Houston. He had 14 sacks in 2014 and went to the Pro Bowl.

But Barwin had 12 sacks combined over the past two seasons and struggled last year when he moved from linebacker to the defensive line after the Eagles switched to a 4-3 system.

BILLS: Safety Aaron Williams’ bid to resume his career in Buffalo following a second season-ending neck injury is over after the Bills released the starting safety.

The Bills announced the move in a one-sentence statement issued hours before the free-agency signing period opened.