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Redskins confirm trade with Saints for Jammal Brown

The Washington Redskins confirmed in a news release this evening that they've acquired Jammal Brown in a trade with the Saints. They did not disclose terms of the deal.

"We are pleased to add another proven NFL competitor to our team," General Manager Bruce Allen said in the release.

Brown stands 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 313 pounds. He's considered to be an athletic tackle who should fit in well with Mike Shanahan's blocking scheme. New Orleans Coach Sean Payton inherited Brown from Jim Haslett's days as Saints coach, and Brown never seemed to have an obvious place in Payton's plans. You can bet the Redskins can use him, though.

It's believed that the Redskins will enter training camp keeping Trent Williams at left tackle and starting Brown at right tackle. Brown hasn't played on the right side since his rookie year in 2005. Artis Hicks will likely bump Mike Williams to the second-team unit, at least for the time being.

Either way, Williams and Brown as bookends is a significant upgrade over what the Redskins finished last season with.
 

By Rick Maese  |  June 19, 2010; 7:22 PM ET
Categories:  Offensive line , Trent Williams  
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Comments

I was browsing the saints fan formum and it seems like they know they got fleeced by Bruce Allen and Shanahan. haha I love having a shrewd front office...

"Wow, the Saints really didn't get what this guy is worth. This is a horrible trade, but since Brown really seemed to want out I guess it's good the Saints moved him. "

Posted by: Rashad8o4 | June 19, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

First!! alway's wanted to be first.

Posted by: dakel76 | June 19, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Nice, better him than Reggie Bush . . .

Posted by: Corvis777 | June 19, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Thats the best news i've heard coming out of redskins park in a long time.Just hope they can sign him long term so as not to have wasted the draft pick(s).

Posted by: lpddawg | June 19, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Holly cow, the Skin's added a two time Pro Bowler to their line and it didn't cost a arm and a leg. Way to go GA!

Posted by: kalu_thunder | June 19, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

"First!! alway's wanted to be first.

Posted by: dakel76"

Nice, way to be second -.-

ROTFLMAO

Posted by: Corvis777 | June 19, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

um yea they gave up a 3rd and 4th rounder for him those picks can easily be legit nfl players one day but again there wasting picks because brown is alright but not worth 2 picks

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | June 19, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

um yea they gave up a 3rd and 4th rounder for him those picks can easily be legit nfl players one day but again there wasting picks because brown is alright but not worth 2 picks

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | June 19, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

scratch that just a 4th

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | June 19, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

"um yea they gave up a 3rd and 4th rounder for him those picks can easily be legit nfl players one day but again there wasting picks because brown is alright but not worth 2 picks"

They want to win now, and I must say I would like to see it. They're not in rebuild mode, they're in "got to playoffs" mode.

think people are just going to have to wait and let things play out this year, but the detractors will always be heard I suppose.

Posted by: Corvis777 | June 19, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

I used to cringe when the Redskins tossed away draft picks for old guys. But two picks for McNabb and one for Brown are just savvy trades. And Brown's only 29. He could play another 6-7 seasons if he can stay healthy.

Excellent trade by the Redskins. Now if we could just get some value for Fat Albert...

Posted by: drischord | June 19, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

This geare comth euen in puddyng time ryghtly!

Posted by: Spanglerg | June 19, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Go Mikey Go!

(Brucie too)

Posted by: kone | June 19, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

So much for Kyle saying the O-line was fine. I do like adding proven players though under 30 years old. Get rid of AH and it would make my weekend.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | June 19, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

This is a great deal. Shanahan has transformed the NFL's worst offensive line into a very good one. Kudos. We'll see if a couple guys pan out from our fleet of WRs and RBs, and whether the DBs aren't atrocious.

Posted by: Dellis2 | June 19, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | June 19, 2010 7:37 PM

I would have preferred Okung too, but regardless, they still needed another OT. Lot's of talented rookie OT's start off on the right side before being switched over. I see no problem with this. A 3rd or 4th for a Pro Bowl tackle in his prime is not mortgaging the future, especially when you might get a 4th rounder back for Fat Al. Alot of Saints fans are not happy with this trade, so that should be telling you something.

Posted by: ga8085 | June 19, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

"Either way, Williams and Brown as bookends is a significant upgrade over what the Redskins finished last season with."

That's the understatement of the last 5 years!

Ok, for all of you who are going to criticize this....2 time pro-bowler, 5 year vet for a 3 & 4 round pick is a steal.

BOTH of our tackles can play either side of the line.

Welcome to the NFL play-offs DC!

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | June 19, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

This is good all around. Having 2/3 of an offensive line is like patching 2/3 of the holes in the bottom of your boat; now we have flexibility on offense.

For what it's worth, this may be the straw-that-broke-the-camels-back-move for Haynesworth. If nothing else, it could be an excuse for him to save face in bowing to pressure (to play ball in DC) in that this acquisition improves the team he is on enough to say "things are different in DC now." But really, that is just being hopeful when ur talking about d'ckface.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | June 19, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

most impressive move by the FO. this trade looks like Jim Lachey lite.

Posted by: terrapin3 | June 19, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

The question becomes 'Is this the next London Fletcher, or the next Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders, Albert Haynesworth, DJ Duckett, Jeff George, Randle el... ad nauseum.

Posted by: 21stCenturyCaveman | June 19, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

no the skins did not give up 3rd and 4th rd picks for jammal Brown this is the way I read this since the skins owe the Eagles a third rounder if the skins make the playoffs then the Eagles get the 3rd rd pick then the forth round pick goes to the saints,with that the saints send their 5th rounder to the skins if the skins don't make the playoffs and the eagles get the 4th round pickthen the saints send their 6th and 7th round picks so either way the skins are gonna have 6 picks or 7 picks in april of 2011 this is a steal.

Posted by: rmnkevorkian | June 19, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

For those who want to complain about the Redskins giving up draft picks for a proven veteren, they did not give up a draft pick in 2011. They are basically dropping two rounds in 2011 to pick up a 29 year old, two pro bowl tackle (yes coming off injury but does not appear to be the career threatening type). They could end up giving up some kind of pick in 2012 but if Brown meets the tiggers it will be worth it.

Posted by: lifelongfan | June 19, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

How about we see how the team performs before we wet ourselves with joy?

If any fan base should have learned to beware of off-season moves it is the Redskins fan base.


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Posted by: oldnova | June 19, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Lets try to make the trade details more simple to those that are cornfused.
IF we make the playoffs this year and/or Mcnabb makes the pro bowl:
We're Giving N.O. a 4th and getting Brown AND a 6th or 7th
If not:
We're Giving N.O. a 3rd and getting Brown AND a 5th.

Whichever pick doesn't go to N.O. goes to Philly.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 19, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Watered down post after getting "reviewed":

Hail.
Good value.
Kyle sharts pants.
Loving the 2 degrees.

That is all.

Posted by: stevek20147 | June 19, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Man, in Shannahan and Allen I trust. When you really look at it. T Williams, A Hicks, and now J Brown as great starting oline. But don't forget, we added E Cook, and S Capers in the draft (two guys listed as potential starters in a year or two). E Williams looks to be our C of the future. I still think Rinehart can prove himself at G.

In ONE YEAR, the Skins have made the oline, not only a priority, but a potential strength of this team!!

Posted by: adb1 | June 19, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Good job, Bruce Allen! Pretty shrewd trade!

Posted by: RedCherokee | June 19, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

"Artis Hicks will likely bump Mike Williams to the second-team"

By Rick Maese

Like, why? Is HE supposed to be an upgrade?

Posted by: iubiquity | June 19, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

In ONE YEAR, the Skins have made the oline, not only a priority, but a potential strength of this team!!

Posted by: adb1 | June 19, 2010 8:47 PM

I seem to recall those exact words being spoken by BA in his introductory news conference:

Q: Can you rebuild your OL in one year?

BA: Yes.

F'in HAIL!

Posted by: stevek20147 | June 19, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Any know if there is any truth in the Fat Albert to Seatle trade rumors? Or is this just rumor mill BS?

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 19, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Now go get Kevin Mawae to "compete" with Rabach's sorry behind and the o-line just might be an area of strength for 2010.

Posted by: coparker5 | June 19, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Mawae is old and not a vast improvement (if any) over Rabach. Rabach is a solid pro who isn't going to win any pro bowls but does a decent job. Need to keep him and develop a younger player (i.e. E. Williams) to eventually take his place.

Posted by: lifelongfan | June 19, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

I would have preferred Okung too...

No, you wouldn't. Shanny/jr get great value with their offensive picks, especially oline and rb. Okung don't have the potential that williams does...PERIOD! Let the coaches run the team within their specialties. WE CAN MAKE WILLIAMS A GREAT OT WITH THE TEAM CULTURE EMPHASIS ON MATURITY, IF THINGS ARE POSITIVE THE KIDS COMING IN ARE BLANK SLATES.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | June 19, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Great pickup, now we all, (Donovan included) gonna sleep better without being worried about that line

Posted by: arbano1 | June 19, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Great pickup, now we all, (Donovan included) gonna sleep better without being worried about that line

Posted by: arbano1 | June 19, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Ok its official, i'm drinking the skins kool-aid. Huge move. This offense may improve almost overnight. What a deal. A starting caliber OT (former pro bowler & young) for a 3rd or 4th? The o-line will be leaps and bounds better than last year.

Posted by: jimc93 | June 20, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

This is a great move. Brown is a solid OT. This will have a big domino effect on the line. It's never a great sign when your rookie tackle is your best OL. Now we have a solid veteran tackle, and a talented rookie, and a few guys for depth. This is the first time I've actually believed we might compete in the NFC East. I'm not saying we'll win it, but maybe we won't come in last.

Posted by: blobdog | June 22, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

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