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Donovan McNabb To Redskins, Jimmy Clausen To Fall?

MIAMI - FEBRUARY 05:  Donovan McNabb QB Philadelphia Eagles co-hosts at James L. Knight Center as part of The 11th. Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on February 5, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel)
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Oliver SethContributor IApril 4, 2010

Breaking News, the Washington Redskins have acquired Donovan McNabb from the Eagles, so says ESPN.com's NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that the Oakland Raiders were the front runners and were likely to grab McNabb. But the Redskins must have come harder, the terms of the deal are:  Redskins are to trade a 2010 2nd Round pick, and a conditional 4th rounder that could escalate to a 3rd.

This trade means the end of the Jason Campbell era in Washington, and shakes up the NFL draft. Jimmy Clausen was the most common pick for the Redskins, but now this changes things, and makes Russell Okung the heavy favorite. Clausen will likely fall to Buffalo.

Along with this, Kevin Kolb is now the franchise of the Eagles with Vick to back him up.  The Eagles shed about 11.2 million in cap from this.

One thing I must say, the Eagles got what they wanted, but they got it in the worse way, trading him to a division foe.

The Redskins are a division foe, and will now have to see the QB twice a year. If he signs a extension, and the Redskins gave some high picks to their rival as well, this helps no one. It'll only makes the division that much harder, and if I were the Eagles, why would I pass up on the the Shutdown King in Nnamdi and a 2nd round pick. This is is a headscratcher. The Redskins were not much higher then the Raiders in the bidding, so trading to a division foe is still a question mark to me.

What will happen to Campbell? I think he'll likely to be traded to a team like Buffalo or Oakland for a later round pick, say the 3rd, and if Buffalo, Clausen takes another hit in the draft.

Jimmy Clausen is probably the only unhappy player, because he is going to lose millions, falling to pick 4 or pick 9 or later.

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