Washington Redskins: Possible Answers To Questions at Wide Receiver

Josh McCainSenior Writer ISeptember 3, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17:  Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball after a catch against the New York Jets during  AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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Good Morning loyal reader, let me start out by saying this article is pure speculation on my part, and maybe even a little wishful thinking.

With the recent "no-go" of Vincent Jackson from the San Diego Chargers to the Seattle Seahawks and rumors that T.J. Houshmandzadeh is on the trading block, one has to wonder if Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen hasn't made a couple of calls out west.

It has be speculated by other sites that the Chargers are seeking at least a second round pick for Jackson, and Jackson is looking for a bigger contract extension, which is why he's holding out and why the Chargers are looking to deal him.

As far as demands for Houshmandzadeh, no one really knows yet since it has yet to be confirmed that he is even on the trading block.

Houshmandzadeh was an effective weapon as a No. 2 receiver in Cincinnati alongside superstar Chad Ochocinco; however he's yet to live up to the potential of a No. 1 guy that Seattle hoped he would be when they signed him.

Again, pure speculation and dreaming on my part, but what if the Redskins could pull off one if not both of these trades?

Jackson (once his suspension is over) would probably be vaulted to the Redskins No. 1 receiver with Santana Moss being moved to the No. 2 slot, and T.J. would be a solid No. 3 receiver.


This would definitely shore up the questionable receiving core of the Redskins and you throw in tight ends Chris Cooley and Fred Davis and the Skins could very well have the best receiving core in the league.

Can it be done?

Sure, anything is possible, especially in an uncapped year.  But will it be done?

Probably not, especially since the Redskins have not expressed any known interest in either receiver.

If it were to happen, though, that would definitely have to vault the Redskins into the discussion of one of the top teams in the NFC and would pose a huge threat to the Cowboys hoping to repeat as division champs.

Until next time loyal reader, Go Skins and follow me on Twitter @jomac006



According to ESPN.com The Seattle Seahawks have informed Houshmandzadeh that if they don't find a trading partner for him they will release him Saturday.