Reporter broke news of trade to Jason Campbell

By all accounts, the Philadelphia Eagles did their best in communicating with Donovan McNabb during a trying time for all parties as the organization worked to trade him.

The Eagles, at least, would have you believe they at least sought some input from McNabb along the way. Jason Campbell didn’t get the same treatment from the Washington Redskins. Not that he was owed updates of any type as the situation played out. But the least the team could have done was break the news to him.

Instead, that job was left to John Keim of the Washington Examiner, a reporter who has been covering the franchise about as long as anyone at Redskins Park. Keim replayed the phone conversation with the recent ex-quarterback of the Redskins. Again, this was after the deal was made public.

Keim: Did you hear about what happened?
JC: What?
Keim: The Redskins traded for Donovan.
JC: Really? Ummm... I didn't know that, man.
Keim: I'm sorry I had to be the one who told you. I can't believe they didn't tell you.
JC: No, that's the first I heard of it. ... I'd better go call my agent.

Maybe the Redskins will do a better job of keeping Campbell in the loop now as they work to trade him. Then again, maybe not.

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