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    Redskins working on a trade for LB Lance Briggs?

    Redskins to make play for Bears' Briggs
    Jay Glazer / FOXSports.com
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    PHOENIX - The NFL Owners meeting are in full swing with announcements and committee meetings highlighting the week but it's the deals made on the side that give juice to the week.

    One such deal offered Monday night, if it happens, could have major ramifications on two franchises and one franchise player.

    Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Bears' disgruntled Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs, told FOXSports.com that the Redskins informed him Monday that they would like to swing a deal that would send Washington's first-round pick, No. 6 overall, to Chicago for the Bears' first-rounder, No. 31, and Briggs.

    When asked about such an offer Redskins owner Dan Snyder confirmed to FOXSports.com that he in fact wanted to make the move and they were waiting to talk to Chicago. In fact, Snyder spent a couple of minutes talking to Briggs, who showed up with Rosenhaus at the meeting.

    Snyder and football operations man Vinny Cerato left to find head coach Joe Gibbs regarding the deal. But before leaving Rosenhaus informed Cerato that he in fact spoke with the Bears and they were waiting an official call from the Redskins.

    Briggs told FOXSports.com earlier this month that he would never play another down again for the Bears and he was willing to sit out the 2008 season.

    Obviously many deals are discussed but fail to come to fruition and this deal could die as well. Both teams seemed to be on the same page but Gibbs also needed to sign off before an official offer was made. Plus, while Snyder said he'd work the deal Washington needs to formally reach out to Chicago and make an official offer. Washington could also in the end decide to change their minds as any trade would entail them getting Briggs signed to a long-term contract.


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    Re: Redskins working on a trade for LB Lance Briggs?

    What do the Bears want from pick number six?

    The Skin's biggest need is their pass rush, and they're in a position to get one of the top 3 prospects along the defensive line, providing any three of Johnson, Quinn, Petreson, Thomas, and Russell go prior to their pick.

    Is it possible the Bears are targeting Branch? With all the issues they had at NT last year with Tank Johnson (It Was TJ right?) that could make sense.

    Do they want Johnson? Peterson? Adams? Anderson? All could fit. Maybe not AP seeing as they have Cedric Benson.

    They could have one hell of a DT duo with Branch and Tommie Harris.

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    Re: Redskins working on a trade for LB Lance Briggs?

    At pick number 6 the Bears could have a very good shot at getting Brady Quinn to solve their QB needs

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    Re: Redskins working on a trade for LB Lance Briggs?

    ^ true. They may just have that in mind. I wonder who does the financial books for the skins. Paris Hilton?

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    Re: Redskins working on a trade for LB Lance Briggs?

    For one im tired of the redskins seemingly having a part in all the big deals in the league (even though it's not working). however, a lot of mocks have the bears going O line in the draft, which could push more D line talent down the board, perhaps to pick 13?

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    Re: Redskins working on a trade for LB Lance Briggs?

    Quote Originally Posted by DieHard23 View Post
    For one im tired of the redskins seemingly having a part in all the big deals in the league (even though it's not working). however, a lot of mocks have the bears going O line in the draft, which could push more D line talent down the board, perhaps to pick 13?
    Personally, I hope the Redskins continue to make big name deals......because with every one they get a little further behind the curve. I only hope they can convince the Cards, whiners, and Hawks to start making more big name deals.

    As for the Bears, except for the fact that Briggs says he'll never play for the Bears again, this doesn't seem to make a lot of sense for the Bears. They need first round talent at just about every single offensive position. However, the first five picks could wipe out all the valued offense picks (Russell, Quinn, Thomas, Peterson, Johnson) at the Bears proposed spot (#6). The next several value picks could all be defense, which the Bears loaded up on last year, and need is not as great as on the offense.

    But if Briggs is serious about sitting out, the Bears might as well get what they can.
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