Redskins, Rams Trade Draft Picks, Likely Sending Robert Griffin III To Washington: REPORT
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Washington Redskins have already moved on from the Peyton Manning Derby. Glazer tweeted on Friday night that the Redskins have agreed to a trade with the St. Louis Rams that would put them in position to draft Heisman Trophy-winning Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
The extended text of Glazer's tweet (via TwitLonger) indicated that the Redskins were sending the No. 6 selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, two future No. 1 picks and additional selections in exchange for the Rams' No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
While the Denver Broncos, the Miami Dolphins and several other teams are just beginning their courtships of free agent quarterback Peyton Manning, the Skins were reportedly out of the running almost immediately.
According to Chris Russell of ESPN 980 in DC, the four-time NFL MVP has no interest in joining the Redskins despite the fact that the franchise reportedly intended to make an "aggressive effort" to sign him.
With Manning apparently unlikely to be lured to the Beltway, the Redskins have, per Glazer, gone aggressively in another direction. Just two days before Glazer tweeted about this deal, Wes Bunting of the National Football Post projected that Washington would trade up in the draft to select RG3 in the No. 2 slot. After Glazer's tweet, NFL media and fans quickly began weighing in on all aspects of the deal.
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