Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saints Nation Breaking News: Jammal Brown Traded to Washington Redskins

Former Pro Bowl Left Tackle Jammal Brown has been traded to the Washington Redskins, per ESPN analyst Adam Schefter. Per his twitter account, "Washington is trying to finalize a trade for Saints OT Jammal Brown. The trade is not believed to involve disgruntled DT Albert Haynesworth." He follows that with: "OT Jammal Brown landed in Washington minutes ago. He is scheduled to undergo his physical today. If he passes, the trade will be complete. No word on official compensation from Washington to New Orleans, but it's thought to be tied to Jammal Brown's performance in 2010." My guess is the Saints got a 2011 draft pick for Brown, most likely in the 3rd or 4th round, provided he meets playing time standards. I will update as soon as official word comes out for what the Saints receive in return. Brown was injured in 2009 and placed on injured reserve for the season. Youngster Jermon Bushrod filled in his shoes admirably, and with Bushrod's emergence, valuable backup Zach Strief on the squad, and new rookie draftee Charles Brown on the roster, Jammal Brown apparently became expendable.  Brown was the lone remaining unsigned restricted free agent, so with this trade the restricted free agent to-do list is complete, pending any extensions the Saints want to make.