Found March 04, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to, the Washington Redskins might have a leg up on the competition when it comes to getting a deal done for the number two overall pick in April’s draft.

Both Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, as well as Redskins general manager Bruce Allen and Rams COO Kevin Demoff have a very close relationship, which could  help them hammer out a deal that would enable the Redskins acquire the second overall pick.




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