Campbell signs tender with Redskins, hopes for trade

Jason Campbell signed his tender as a restricted free agent with the Washington Redskins today.

That doesn’t mean he has any plans to show up any time soon, though. Campbell signed the tender with the hope that it will expedite his departure from Washington via a trade. Obviously, the time for the quarterback to be traded is in the lead up to the draft or during the three-day event.

Even though Campbell has signed the tender, worth $3.14 million, he is not expected to attend the team’s minicamp this weekend, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post. New head coaches are permitted to conduct two minicamps but only one of them can be mandatory. That means Campbell could pass on the event without penalty. Same goes for defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, but that is another story.

If Campbell is still on the roster, he is expected by the team to attend the Mat 7-9 minicamp, per the report, as well as the OTA’s. Of course, the OTA’s are voluntary and Campbell badly wants a new home after the Redskins traded for Donovan McNabb, essentially signaling the end of Campbell’s run as the franchise’s starting quarterback.

So stay tuned as the Redskins try to trade Campbell. And Haynesworth.

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