June 19, 2010

'Skins Trade For Saints' OL Brown?

The Twitter universe has just started some buzz that the Washington Redskins have traded for New Orleans Saints' tackle Jammal Brown. Jeff Duncan from the New Orleans Times-Picayune first reported the potential deal. However, the trade has not yet been confirmed and compensation for the Saints is uncertain (probable conditional draft pick).

Before sitting out last season with a sports hernia, Brown was a stud left tackle in New Orleans who protected Drew Brees en route to his 5,000 yard passing season in 2008.

Brown, a five-year veteran is a two-time Pro Bowler. He is only 29 so it appears the Redskins have taken a huge step forward in solidifying the offensive line, which has been far and away the biggest concern over the past two years.

Since Brown plays left tackle, it could mean the Redskins are considering using rookie first round pick Trent Williams at right tackle. Williams was projected by many before the draft as a right tackle.

Also, Adam Schefter reported Albert Haynesworth is probably not involved in the trade

More to come as it unfolds.

Update: Jay Glazer from Fox Sports tweeted the news officially moments ago. It's Brown to the 'Skins, pending a physical. Brown just landed in DC. A conditional pick based on Brown's performance in 2010 is what the 'Skins are rumored to be giving up.

Yet another explosive offseason move. Even with Shanny, the 'Skins have made two huge trades.

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