2010 NFL Draft: Kirk Morrison Could Be Headed to the NFC East

Elias Trejo@@Elias_TrejoSenior Analyst IIApril 23, 2010

DENVER - NOVEMBER 23:  Linebacker Kirk Morrison #52 of the Oakland Raiders defends against the Denver Broncos during week 12 NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 23, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 31-10.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Oakland Raiders drafted Rolando McClain with the eighth pick in this year's draft. This is yet another sign that the Raiders are ready to change direction and part ways with Kirk Morrison.

Morrison was tendered with a low third-round tender that surprised many people. Though he wasn't signed to an offer sheet he did say there were teams interested. Morrison could be one of the veterans on the move via trade in the next two days of the draft.

The NFC East looks like a very likely destination for Morrison, as he fills a need for all four of the teams in the division. Let's take a look at how each team in the NFC East could acquire him.

New York Giants

Perhaps no other team was more upset with the Raiders' eighth pick than the Giants. With the departure of Antonio Pierce the Giants were hoping to land McClain. Morrison's name and the Giants were immediately connected once Morrison received the low tender.

The Giants have the 14th pick in the second round. While they would not give up that high of a pick for Morrison, they may be tempted if the Raiders threw in a later-round pick. This would solve a need for the Giants, and would allow the Raiders to move up to draft another quality player.

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Perhaps Osi Umenyiora could be involved, but the Giants have already said they were not trading him.

Washington Redskins

Mike Shannahan has experience with Morrison. He coached against him during Morrison's early years. Morrison would make a good inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, and Shannahan must like his durability.

The Redskins don't have many picks to give up, but they have a couple players that the Raiders could use. Albert Haynesworth would fill a big need for the Raiders and Jason Campbell has also been linked to the Raiders.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are trying to rebuild their defense by adding to their defensive line and secondary. Morrison would be a solid option for the Eagles to help their defense.

The Eagles have a lot of picks left in the final two days. They could create a package that is attractive to the Raiders. They also have Michael Vick, who could be an option for the Raiders.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys could use a tackling machine like Morrison on defense. Keith Brookings isn't the young player he used to be, and Morrison would be an immediate starter. Morrison is young, durable, and is still a playmaker that Jerry Jones could see as valuable to his defense.

The Cowboys have some players on the trading block that could entice the Raiders. Sam Hurd, Marcus Spears, Patrick Crayton, and Bobby Carpenter could all be players that the Cowboys could move.

The Kirk Morrison watch is officially on. The Raiders will most likely part ways with the fan favorite soon. Will it happen during the final two days of the NFL draft? Let's watch and see.

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