Allen talks about the draft, Haynesworth, Campbell


There’s plenty to talk about when it comes to the Redskins and the upcoming NFL Draft, as well as players on the roster that may or not be on the roster. Today GM Bruce Allen spoke about the draft, and on the saga with high priced free agent from a season ago, Albert Haynesworth.

Right now the Skins have just four draft picks, but Allen isn’t opposed to moving down from No. 4 overall in Thursday’s first round to acquire more selections. “We are listening. Our phones will be open,” Allen said Monday at a pre-draft news conference. “We have a listed phone number if someone wants to make a trade.”

Safety LaRon Landry, whose name has been involved in trade talks, briefly walked out of voluntary workouts, but he said he and the Redskins are “cool” now, the Washington Post reported. One player that is on the block for the Skins is backup QB Jason Campbell. He has yet to be at offseason workouts since the Skins got Donovan McNabb from the Eagles earlier this month.

“There’s been some conversations with people who are interested,” Allen said. “Jason’s a known commodity, a proven player in this league. But nothing is imminent.” When asked about Haynesworth, who also has been absent from offseason workouts, Allen referred to the remarks made Sunday by coach Mike Shanahan, who said there “has not been one mention” about trading the defensive tackle.

“We really are looking forward to Albert coming in and helping us win,” Allen said. We shall see if possible offers on or before Thursday changes any of that.


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