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NFL Trade Rumors: Washington Redskins Aren't Done

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21: Quarterback Jason Campbell #17 of the Washington Redskins looks to hand the ball off to running back Marcus Mason #32 during their game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field on December 27, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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Brian DiTullioSenior Writer IApril 11, 2010

With Donovan McNabb in place, the Washington Redskins still have to deal with the thorny issue of quarterback Jason Campbell.

 

Campbell certainly is reluctant to play a backup role to McNabb, and the prudent move in regard to his attitude and contract would be to move him.

 

There are several teams who would be interested in Campbell, among them the Buffalo Bills, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Carolina Panthers.

The Bills are in the midst of building a new identity, the Jaguars almost certainly will try and get a quarterback, and the Panthers cut Jake Delhomme, so there’s a void on their roster.

Campbell has not yet signed his first-round restricted tender, and the deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents is Thursday.

After April 15, the players’ rights revert back to the team and deals still can be done, but the values remain approximate. So refusing to sign a first-round tender doesn’t mean the Redskins could low-ball Campbell.

What it does mean, though, is there becomes more room for a package deal either just prior to the draft, or on draft day.

The Redskins roster moves won’t end with Campbell, as new head coach Mike Shanahan reportedly wants to get rid of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

The problem with that scenario is Haynesworth’s very large contract. While the Redskins theoretically could just cut him without taking a cap hit this year, you don’t cut a talent like Haynesworth for nothing.

Haynesworth reportedly did not see eye-to-eye with Shanahan in their first meeting and has been difficult in the locker room.

The Tennessee Titans are being reported as the most likely trade partner, but the Redskins probably will try and trade him to whoever will make them the best offer, assuming anyone wants Haynesworth’s contract and attitude.

Whatever happens, the Redskins roster will look vastly different when the 2010 season begins in September.

UPDATE: Campbell is a Raider and the Redskins roster is a work in progress

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