It has been widely speculated that pro bowl left tackle Jammal Brown would be traded by the Saints before the start of the 2010-2011 season.
Brown missed the Saints entire Super Bowl season last year after being placed on injured reserve with hip problems and a sports hernia injury.
Backup tackle Jermon Bushrod would step in and take Brown’s starting spot playing in all sixteen games and all three post-season appearences performing exceptionally well.
Bushrod’s play, and the drafting of USC left tackle Charles Brown, made it imminent that Jammal’s time in New Orleans was coming to an end.
Brown has been disgruntled from the team through this off-season failing to appear in any team activities in hopes of prompting talks to secure a long term contract extension.
Apparently his hold out has only prompted a trade as it is now being reported the Washington Redksins has worked out a trade with the Saints for the pro bowl left tackle.
The trade is currently pending becuase Brown has yet to sign his tender offer with the Saints which is effectively blocking completion of the deal. Brown will have to agree to the offer and hope a long term extension can be worked out with Redskins brass.
Brown will also have to pass a physical which at this point seems procedural ti finalize the deal, he is currently in Washington meeting with team officials.
The exact compensation the Saints will receive is unclear at this point but the trade does not involve defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth as it has been widely speculated.
Haynesworth is currently seeking a trade from Washington and not unlike Brown as failed to show up to any team activities or mini-camp practices in an effort to announce his desires not to play nose tackle in the Redksins 3-4 defense.
At this time it appears the Saints will get some sort of draft compensation for Brown, stay tuned for news on exaclty what that will be.