Though rumors are running rampant that there could be a trade deal in the works for the Bills to acquire Washington RFA QB Jason Campbell, a Washington Post report cites sources as saying it’s not likely.
Redskins Insider Jason Reid of the Washington Post, stated the following on the odds of a Campbell trade.
People familiar with the situation told me they did not envision the Redskins completing a deal with Buffalo involving Campbell.
Reid also adds that Campbell’s agent is scheduled to meet with Redskins GM Bruce Allen here at the NFL Combine about an extension for Campbell.
The rumored deal by the way was Campbell for Whitner and a pick. Now Reid also stated that he wouldn’t be surprised if Campbell was not on the Redskins roster in 2010, but does not seem convinced that Buffalo would be a destination.
First of all, a trade cannot happen until the league’s moratorium is lifted March 5th. Second, if the Redskins choose not to tender Campbell by next Thursday, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent March 5th and would be free to sign with any club.
I’d like to think that any other NFL team that might be interested in Campbell would wait and see if he’s even tendered a qualifying offer first.
Head coach Chan Gailey was asked specifically about whether he plans on adding a veteran QB to his roster and he said the following today.
“I’m going to sidestep that again by saying we always are trying to improve our football team,” said Gailey. “If that’s the best way to improve it then I’ll do that.”
Tags: Chan Gailey, Donte Whitner, Jason Campbell, NFL Combine, NFL free agency
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