In the days following their trade for OT Jammal Brown, the Redskins have been drawing positive reviews for the deal around NFL Network.
Brown had been shopped by the Saints for much of the offseason, and the Redskins pulled the trigger over the weekend, acquiring a starting tackle for what NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported will be a third- or fourth-round pick. Starting out, the Redskins are expected to go with Brown at right tackle with rookie first-round pick Trent Williams at left tackle.
I caught up with NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger, who for once wasn’t watching film, in the hallways at NFL Network to get his take on the Redskins’ trade for Brown:
Baldinger: “The Redskins now own a pair of bookend tackles and Brown immediately improves their weakest position from last season. Most importantly, the move by Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen just made Donovan McNabb that much better. Brown was a very good — and consistent — player prior to the injuries he suffered a season ago that forced him to miss all of 2009. There’s no reason why he can’t return to form. Brown has shown in the past that he can play on the edge against some of the top-flight pass rushers in the division like Trent Cole, DeMarcus Ware and Osi Umenyiora. This is a great move for the Redskins.”