Even while he's not there, Campbell has Redskins' plan

While the Washington Redskins wrap up their first practice in a voluntary minicamp about right now, Jason Campbell is somewhere else, likely hoping he’s traded sooner rather than later.

The quarterback is staying away from the first of two minicamps for new coach Mike Shanahan. This one is voluntary so Campbell (and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth) can’t face discipline for skipping out.

But that doesn’t mean Campbell cannot study up on the new system while he is away. According to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, the team sent Campbell a script of the camp so he’ll have an idea what’s going on and he can be prepared in the event he comes back and actually puts on a Redskins helmet again. It’s expected – if Campbell has not been traded –- that he will participate in the minicamp that starts May 7, the one that is mandatory. It doesn’t do the offense – or defense – any good if there is a quarterback in minicamp who doesn’t know what he is doing.

Still, Washington is expected to deal Campbell after trading for Donovan McNabb. At this point, Reid reports the Redskins might receive a “low pick” for Campbell. Certainly, he’s got to be worth a fifth-round pick to someone to take a chance on developing.

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