We’re going to ride the Redskins storylines until there’s nothing left to say. And then we’ll probably say some more.
Turning the attention away from Donovan McNabb and to Jason Campbell for a moment, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan met with the now-expendable quarterback on Monday to discuss their options. The most likely of those options is a trade, and both sides want to get a deal done, I’m told by NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora.
According to The Washington Post, there’s been another mutual agreement between Campbell and Shanahan — that he’ll stay away from the team to train while trade options are pursued. Campbell has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender, and teams have until April 15 to sign players to offer sheets. Even so, La Canfora also passes along that Shanahan will allow Campbell to pursue a trade right up until the draft.
The reports of the teams interested in Campbell have been consistent, with the usual suspects — the Bills, Raiders, Jaguars and Panthers — all in play, as well as a reported fifth “mystery” team. La Canfora and Michael Lombardi both discussed Campbell’s value on NFL Network Tuesday, and the consensus is the Redskins are working for a third- or fourth-round pick.
If a deal doesn’t come to fruition by the draft, though, the Redskins might very well be open to bringing Campbell back.