Report: Redskins finalizing trade for Jammal Brown

The Washington Redskins began their offseason focusing on rebuilding the offensive line and it appears the team will end the offseason doing just that.

The Redskins have put together a trade for New Orleans Saints’ left tackle Jammal Brown, according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. It’s a move that instantly upgrades the talent and depth of the Redskins’ line and it would allow them to leave Trent Williams, the fourth pick in the draft, at right tackle. It could also allow versatile Artis Hicks to play inside at guard instead of lining up at right tackle.

What the Redskins have paid in return for Brown, a restricted free agent who refused to sign his tender, is not known. Presumably, the Redskins will work out a longterm extension for Brown, a former Pro Bowl performer. Brown was replaced in the starting lineup by Jermon Bushrod last season in New Orleans and the Saints had an abundance of depth at the position.

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the trade will not include disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Surely, Haynesworth is the kind of malcontent the defending Super Bowl champions do not want in the mix. Stay tuned on this one.

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