Redskins prepared to part with 2 first round picks and more for Rams’ #2 spot in draft – Mike Jones, Washington Post
The Washington Redskins are prepared to part with two first-round draft picks, plus other selections in the early and middle rounds, to secure the St. Louis Rams’ No. 2 pick in April’s draft and land Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
The Rams are said to be seeking compensation similar to what the San Diego Chargers received from the New York Giants in exchange for Eli Manning in 2004. That year, the Chargers drafted Manning first overall. The Giants sent their fourth overall pick, the following year’s first-round pick, and their 2004 third- and fifth-round picks to San Diego for the quarterback who has since led New York to two Super Bowl victories.
I think the Rams will get more than what the Chargers got from the Giants, and I also think the Redskins should give up what it takes to get RG3.
Casserly: RG3 could cost 3 ones – The Sports Junkies (radio)
Casserly is the guy that fleeced the Saints when they traded their entire draft for Ricky Williams, so he some experience in this kind of situation. Great stuff here. Worth a listen to the whole thing.
4 years, $12 million for Will Montgomery – Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk
No guaranteed money past 2012. Good deal for the Skins.
Giants, Eagles,and Cowboys after the jump…
Agent for Domenik Hixon “hoping to finalize a deal very soon” – Mike Garafolo, Star Ledger
I liked Hixon as a player when he was healthy, but the odds are against him coming back from a torn ACLs in the same knee two consecutive seasons and giving significant contributions.
Giants to open season on Wednesday, Sept. 5 – Paul Schwartz, NY Post
The Giants have home games against the Packers, Saints, Eagles, Cowboys, and Steelers. NBC will have no shortage of bigtime ratings options to choose from. My bet is on the Packers.
Lets talk Luke and Poe – Tommy Lawlor, IgglesBlitz
I’m sure Washburn is incredibly fascinated with Poe. Is he willing to push for him at pick 15? That’s the huge question. Poe could be a guy that kills reputations. Those who pass on him might regret it. Those who take him might just feel the same way.
One thing I think people have to understand. Poe is not a physically dominant player. Haloti Ngata ate up triple teams in college. Poe was single-blocked by C-USA guys on a regular basis. Yes, Poe has amazingly unique skills. Physically dominating the man across from him isn’t one of them.
A DL coach like Jim Washburn could change that. He could put his foot up Poe’s backside and challenge his manhood. Jim would keep pushing buttons until something clicked and Poe either lived up to his talent or become completely exposed as a huge wuss. And that is a realistic possibility. When a guy of his size/skill set doesn’t dominate lesser competition, that is a serious issue.
Plaxico on his desire to play for Eagles – Jason Brewer, BGN
The idea of bringing Plax to Philly is growing on me. He understands what his role might be if he were to join the Eagles, and seems genuinely interested in winning above all else. It all depends on how much he’ll cost. Last year, he made $3 million with the Jets. If that figure comes down some, I see no reason not to bring him in.
Speedy, athletic linebackers largely impress on the Combine stage – Tony Pauline, SI
A deep, impressive LB class is just what the Eagles need. Tony touches on a number of LB’s that are personally intriguing to me, including Shae McClellin, LUUUUUKE, Mychal Kendricks, Demario Davis, and Zach Brown.
Cowboys free agency 2012: Five days to a big fizzle? – Rafael Vela, Cowboys Nation
Some interesting nuggets here on Mario Williams and the Seahawks, centers Scott Wells and Chris Myers and the Packers, Tyvon Branch and the Raiders, and the Drew Bress / Carl Nicks situation down in New Orleans.
Cowboys draft talk: workout warrior Melvin Ingram – Archie Barberio, Blogging the Boys
Big Ingram fan here. I believe he can step in on Day 1 at LOLB and be better than Anthony Spencer.
Cowboys target CBs Brandon Carr, Cortland Finnegan – Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
We already knew about Carr, but this Finnegan report is new. Finnegan just seems like a great guy to have in the bEast. He’s an asshole, frankly, and he’d be fun as a heel for the fans of the Redskins, Eagles, and Giants to hate.
Everyone remembers this, I assume: