Keeping Tabs on Washington's Team

Redskins Trade Jason Campbell for Pick

Campbell is sent to Oakland

By Jim Iovino
|  Friday, Apr 30, 2010  |  Updated 12:33 PM EDT
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After being ousted as the starter in Washington by Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell has a new home.

Unfortunately, it's with the debacle of a franchise known as the Oakland Raiders.

If Campbell thought the Redskins organization was hard to read, he hasn't seen anything yet. Goodbye Dan Snyder, hello Al Davis.

The Redskins sent Campbell to Oakland Saturday for a fourth-round pick in 2012, according to ESPN.com.

Campbell's starting job was pulled out from under him by the Redskins in favor of McNabb. Now he's going to compete for the Raiders' starting spot with a handful of nothin': JaMarcus Russell, Bruce Gradkowski, J.P. Losman, Charlie Frye and Kyle Boller.

Now that Campbell is in Oakland, it's likely that one or more of those above-mentioned QBs will be gone by the time camp opens. It's also likely that Campbell will be the Raiders' starter in Week 1. Campbell is a bottom-level starter in the NFL, but he should be better than anyone else Oakland has.

After taking offensive lineman Trent Williams in the first round of the draft Thursday night, the Redskins had to wait until Saturday to make their next pick.

With the fifth pick of the fourth round, the Redskins picked LSU linebacker Perry Riley.

At 6-1, 239, Riley is projected as an inside linebacker. That gives the Redskins a little more depth at the position. Riley is said to be more effective against the run than the pass, but he's comfortable playing in the Redskins' new 3-4 defense.

In Round 6 the Redskins picked up tight end Dennis Morris from Louisiana Tech.  Morris scored the most touchdowns by a tight end in college football last season (12).

In the final round, the Redskins picked up wide receiver Terrence Austin, a 5-11, 172-pound receiver out of UCLA; Erik Cook, a 6-6, 318-pound center from New Mexico; and Selvish Capers, a 6-4, 308-pound offensive tackle out of West Virginia.

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