The St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins issued a joint statement on Saturday confirming that the teams plan to execute their blockbuster trade.
While the proposed deal cannot become official until the start of the new football season - Tuesday, 4 p.m. - St. Louis general manager Les Snead and Washington counterpart Bruce Allen confirmed the trade.
"In order to execute each of our club’s plans for free agency and the upcoming draft, we have agreed to a trade between our two teams for the 2nd pick in the 2012 draft. We will submit this trade to the NFL for approval," the joint statement read.
St. Louis receives three first-round draft picks - the sixth overall in 2012 as well as the respective selection in 2013 and 2014 - and a second-round choice for the No. 2 pick.
There's widespread speculation Washington traded up in hope of selecting Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.