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Redskins possibly close to landing tackle Jammal Brown

The Redskins could be close to adding New Orleans Saints' Pro Bowl tackle Jammal Brown, according to multiple reports.The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported this afternoon that a trade had been finalized between the Saints and the Redskins, and ESPN said the two sides were close to finalizing the deal. The Redskins did not immediately issue a comment on the reports.

It was not immediately clear what the Redskins had to give up to obtain Brown, but his addition would instantly provide another stable bookend tackle for a team lacking in offensive line depth.

Fox's Jay Glazer is reporting that the Redskins will acquire Brown for a conditional draft pick.

Brown, a first-round draft pick in 2005, appeared in the 2006 and 2008 Pro Bowls, protecting the blind side of quarterback Drew Brees.

Brown, a restricted free agent who has yet to sign his tender and hasn't participated in the Saints' offseason workouts, had been on the Redskins' radar for much of the spring. He became expendable after missing all of last season with a sports hernia and hip injury. In his absence, the Saints didn't miss a step, starting Jermon Bushrod at left tackle, allowing only 20 sacks as a unit and leading a pass-heavy attack to a Super Bowl championship.

Brown's tender offer is believed to be worth $3.619 million for next season.

In 2005, Brown was selected 13th overall out of Oklahoma. After being named to the all-rookie team at right tackle, Brown moved over to left tackle in his second season.

It's not immediately clear how his addition might change the Redskins' plans on offense. They could move Trent Williams, the team's first-round draft pick who practiced at left tackle with the Redskins starters throughout offseason workouts, to the right side and ease him into his professional career. Or they could keep Williams at left tackle, protecting Donovan McNabb's blind side, and start Brown at right tackle, a position that's been occupied in Washington's offseason workouts by Artis Hicks.

Either way, the team looks to enter training camp next month with a significantly remodeled offensive line. A season ago, the unit allowed more sacks than all but two NFL teams and adding new bodies was an offseason priority for the Redskins. Williams was added in the draft, Hicks via free agency, and three of the five starters look to be different than last season's ever-changing cast linemen.

By Rick Maese  |  June 19, 2010; 3:59 PM ET
 
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Comments

For a FIRST rounder?

Posted by: SMACK1 | June 19, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Irst.. I've never done that before. Sounds good to me..

Posted by: BIGGSIII | June 19, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad they didn't send Haynesworth to the Saints, cause that would be doing him a HUGE favor. But hopefully the Skins aren't giving up too much to acquire Brown. But if Brown can regain his health, then no draft pick will be too much to give up for him IMO.

Posted by: ga8085 | June 19, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Let the church say, AMEN

Posted by: bernard_thompson | June 19, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

"They could move Trent Williams....to the right side and ease him into his professional career."

We totally and wholeheartedly support this move.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 19, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Bya!

Posted by: redrider21 | June 19, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"Let the church say, AMEN"

AMEN! ;)

They can get that pick back for Fatty.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | June 19, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse


"They could move Trent Williams....to the right side and ease him into his professional career."

We totally and wholeheartedly support this move.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 19, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I like the move too, but we should wait and see what we offered for a 29 year old who just missed the whole season because of an injury

Posted by: prc805 | June 19, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I agree that if the Redskins can get Brown that they should ease Trent into the NFL. I think that McNabb will sleep better knowing that a vet will be protecting his blindside while at the same time giving Trent a chance to mature..

Posted by: madness01 | June 19, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Here's from the Saints' blog (they're guessing a 3rd or 4th in '11 as compensation):

"Youngster Jermon Bushrod filled in [Jammal Brown's] shoes admirably, and with Bushrod's emergence, valuable backup Zach Strief on the squad, and new rookie draftee Charles Brown on the roster, Jammal Brown apparently became expendable."

Posted by: Samson151 | June 19, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

YES! THANK THE LORD, AMEN, HALLELUJAH. LOVE THIS DEAL. THE REDSKINS HAVE AN OFFENSIVE LINE AGAIN.

Posted by: dericozw | June 19, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Hallelujah. Now, cut out the cancer and let's get the game on.

Posted by: NeverWavered | June 19, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

"Here's from the Saints' blog (they're guessing a 3rd or 4th in '11 as compensation):"

But doesn't that potentially conflict with what the Skins have to give the Eagles next year for McNabb? I was also thinking a 3rd or 4th too though.

Posted by: ga8085 | June 19, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ga8085 | June 19, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

From Adam Shefter:

OT Jammal Brown landed in Washington minutes ago. He is scheduled to undergo his physical today. If he passes, the trade will be complete.
34 minutes ago via UberTwitter

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 19, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I am happy to say that Shanallen really does know football. It is good to see the Skins going in the right direction. I honestly believe that although Dan Snyder can piss everyone off by his actions sometime he did not get to where he is today by being a dummy. I promise you that he has a few tricks up his sleeve as to how they will handle Assworth!!

Posted by: madness01 | June 19, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

If they can trade fat boy for a conditional pick, then it will be like a straight-up trade (minus the millions, of course).

Posted by: Salinas1 | June 19, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

My biggest concern about the Oline, depth at LT, has now been removed. Best case for Trent this year would be for him to be the swing tackle, but how ever it shakes out I really like this move.

Posted by: TWISI | June 19, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I hope we offered to plug the Oil leak in the Gulf with FAT A$$ Albert Has-no-worth in exchange for Brown.

Posted by: scottmando | June 19, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Give them the Campbell pick. Sounds like a nice deal. Trent's ability to play RT if this gets done makes me happier we didn't take Okung.

Posted by: AdamCr | June 19, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a strong move to me. Now, they should let Haynesworth know that all of his future checks are in the mail!

Posted by: schultzy | June 19, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I love how this team continues to selectively and methodically address its weaknesses without having to make waves with just big names. I am so happy that adults are running this show now.

Posted by: laserwizard | June 19, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

"I am so happy that adults are running this show now."

And it shows you more and more just how inept Vinny was.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | June 19, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I hope we offered to plug the Oil leak in the Gulf with FAT A$$ Albert Has-no-worth in exchange for Brown.

Posted by: scottmando

Speaking of leaks, I think we can now honorably discharge this joke.

Posted by: SMACK1 | June 19, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse


I'll cheer when I know what he compensation for Jamaal Brown is. Never liked the idea of starting Artis Hicks at ORT... Ideally he'll be traded for whatever the skins will get straight up for Haynesworth.

Thinkright tackle a good place to break in the Rookie Trent WIlliams and save Hicks as fill in for the inevitable injury(ies) along the OLine..

There;'s a chance this team is starting to come together BUT the areas of weakness remain RB and WR.

Posted by: TheCork | June 19, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse


And the beat goes on:

The Washington Redskins are close to finalizing a trade for New Orleans Saints tackle Jammal Brown.

Brown, a 2005 first-round draft pick from Oklahoma who has been a starter since his rookie year for the Saints, missed all of last season after having hip and hernia surgery during training camp. Jermon Bushrod started in Brown's place last season including the Saints' 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV

Brown hasn't taken part in any of the Saints' off-season program, skipping the team's conditioning program, its OTAs and last week's minicamp.

The second coming of Stompworth!

Posted by: hessone | June 19, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

NOLA paper reporting

It is believed that Brown and the Redskins have agreed to a long-term deal.

Posted by: noonefromtampa | June 19, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

From MSNBC
The plan is to stick with rookie Trent Williams on the blindside with Brown entering at right tackle, but that could change in training camp. Artis Hicks will move inside to right guard, upgrading a second position up front.

Posted by: noonefromtampa | June 19, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Like this signing. A lot.

I see Richard Seymour's signed his frnchise offer with Oakland. I take it that means they can't trade him? Seymour for Haynesworthless would be decent for both sides.

Posted by: stevebeagrie | June 19, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: will_ga | June 19, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Washington owes the Eagles a third- or fourth-round pick in 2011 for McNabb, based on how the quarterback plays or the team performs. If the Redskins win nine games, or go to the playoffs, or McNabb gets selected to the Pro Bowl, then Philadelphia will receive Washington's third-round pick and New Orleans will get Washington's fourth. If none of those happen, then the Eagles will get the Redskins' fourth-round pick and the Saints will get the Redskins' third-round pick.

If Washington's third-round pick goes to Philadelphia, then the Redskins' fourth-round pick will go to New Orleans, with a sixth- or seventh-round pick coming back to Washington from the Saints. However, if Washington's fourth-round pick goes to Philadelphia, then the Redskins' third-round pick will go to New Orleans, with a fifth-round pick coming back to Washington from the Saints.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5306133

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 19, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad they didn't send Haynesworth to the Saints, cause that would be doing him a HUGE favor. But hopefully the Skins aren't giving up too much to acquire Brown. But if Brown can regain his health, then no draft pick will be too much to give up for him IMO.

Posted by: ga8085

Whoa, hold up there pardner, if we could fleece the Saints into giving up JB for AH it would be a steal-even after paying him the loot. Plus, we would break our rotten lil' habit of giving high draft picks for everything. Ooh, it would be so SMOOOVE if we could make that trade.
--------------
Hey, Mister Moe-Is he really that old? Hmmm, well what about JB for AH straight up ya'll?

Posted by: ArmchairGM | June 19, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Gotta salute the front office for once again pulling a rabbit out of their hat... very, very happy about Jammal Brown joining this O line, whatever position he winds up playing. This is a huge, critical upgrade. Wow...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | June 19, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

twisi

"My biggest concern about the O-line, depth at LT, has now been removed."

Thoe move creates the best of all worlds: Brown/Williams at tackle with Hicks/Dockery playing guard.

A rookie right tackle is okay as that's how P Loadholdt and M Oher both got oriented into the league last year, and it seems to have worked out fine for them.

So which lineman now have the 'target' on his back?:

Heyer?

Rhinehart?

Montgomery?

Robinson?

Oldenburg?

Cook?

Capers?

Williams?

We will see.....

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 19, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

I love this move.It certainly gives Trent time to adjust to the NFL. Also it would give more depth with Artis Hicks versatility there just in case Mike Williams does not pan out at the guard position. Also our blindside protection of Donovan will be valuable in his executing the offense as well as producing a open holes for the running.
This possible deal may rank right after picking Donovan.

Posted by: raystitt810 | June 19, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I love this move.It certainly gives Trent time to adjust to the NFL. Also it would give more depth with Artis Hicks versatility there just in case Mike Williams does not pan out at the guard position. Also our blindside protection of Donovan will be valuable in his executing the offense as well as producing a open holes for the running.
This possible deal may rank right after picking up Donovan.

Posted by: raystitt810 | June 19, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Again from Shefter:

Jammal Brown trade to Washington now official. Compensation of the deal is at ESPN.com.
2 minutes ago via web

===================

Have not had this kind of feeling about my Skins since JG1.0.

Would not be surprised if a few more pieces are added between now and the start of the season.

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 19, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Again from Schefter:

Jammal Brown trade to Washington now official. Compensation of the deal is at ESPN.com.
2 minutes ago via web

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 19, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Nicely done, and not much to give up for a 2006 and 2008 pro bowl guy who is still in his prime.

This is so different from recent history, where the Skins felt they had to make the biggest splash right after midnight on the first day of free agency. After they made their splash, they seemed to try to fill in gaps with whatever resources they had left, but looked clumsy and desperate doing so. Now the Skins seem to have a thoughtful method in place.

How will they transition to a younger team over the next few years? Probably through the draft, replacing many of the vets they added this season. All this sounds good. Maybe it is not a choice of the present vs. the future--maybe you can do both!

Posted by: EdDC | June 19, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

armchair

"Is he (J Brown) really that old? Hmmm, well what about JB for AH straight up ya'll?"


I'm of a mind that thinks the FO would rather give up picks to improve the team with J Brown as it believes they will get some draft picks value in return for AH.

And what that value is, is anybody's guess.

Too, how do you know the saints even want a sour puss like AH in trade?

I'd think either the lions or titans or bears (all 4-3 teams) might be decent trade partners for AH.

We'll see.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 19, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Apologies for the double post. Feeling a little like Los right now...

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 19, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Good move. Hopefully JB has fully recovered from his hip injury and sports hernia.

I wouldn't assume anything about the LT or RT.

In the mix to start @ LT
Williams
Brown

In the mix to start @ RT
Williams
Hicks
Brown

It's early but I'll go w/ Brown and Hicks. Trent is still a bit raw and needs to work on his strength. Hopefully those question marks about his work ethic aren't true because it wouldn't be a horrible thing for him to sit and learn.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 19, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

bruce and shanny, u guys are doing a marvelous job dissecting and filling the needs for this team. i am not the least worried about the rb situation. someone will step up and stand tall. dmac will have plenty of options as targets. the reason that shanny wants westbrook is the lack of options at the wr position. if they can get westbrook in here it will make our wr's look even better because their will be another receiving threat(legitamate)coming out of the backfield. defenses will have a hell of a time figuring out who to cover and how to get aligned corrrectly. get it? now with the signing of brown we can afford(god forbbid)
an injury and also provide an interchangable element. HTTR!!

Posted by: skinsfan4eva | June 19, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey, maybe this means Albert is coming back. He will see that the Skins are making the right moves. His salary is reasonable for the next two years. If he sits down with the coaches, he will see that the team has no interest in burying Albert's talents.

Unless the Skins get a top pick (a first or maybe a second rounder), this seems like a likely possibility to me. It is still early enough for this to happen.

Posted by: EdDC | June 19, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Brown, a 2005 first-round pick, has only one year remaining on his contract. The Redskins have no plans in place to sign Brown to a long-term extension yet, but they ultimately plan to keep him.

Adam Schefter


This is the beauty of having people who know the business run the football end of this organization. Brown wants a long term deal. Now he will have to work to earn it. Unlike how Haynesworth was handed the keys to the city before he ever lifted a finger for the redskins. Incentive laden contracts protect teams and smart GM's know this fact.

Posted by: scottmando | June 19, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey, maybe this means Albert is coming back. He will see that the Skins are making the right moves. His salary is reasonable for the next two years. If he sits down with the coaches, he will see that the team has no interest in burying Albert's talents.

Unless the Skins get a top pick (a first or maybe a second rounder), this seems like a likely possibility to me. It is still early enough for this to happen.

Posted by: EdDC | June 19, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Stop hogging the crack pipe. Gimme some of that.

Posted by: randysbailin | June 19, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Mease, you're a hack. You wrote:
"And if the Saints end up with the Redskins' fourth-round pick, they'll send Washington their fifth-round pick." You meant that if the Saints end-up with the Skins' THIRD-ROUND pick... don't you ever read your own stuff?

Posted by: chris_zz | June 19, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

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