Found March 10, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
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The Washington Redskins have decided that they are pushing all of their chips to the middle of the table and apparently now have rolled the dice with Baylor QB, Robert Griffin III. Washington, a team which has not been noted as being wise spenders during free agency, now have surrendered their second-round pick in the 2012 Draft as well as their next two year’s first-round selection. Will RGIII be the next Cam Newton or the next Ryan Leaf? Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan just put his coaching career in Washington, and perhaps elsewhere in the NFL on the line with this move. The NFL Draft is a crap shoot, but you would hope that one of three first-round draft picks would pan out, eventually. The Redskins have now surrendered those next two years, 2013 and 2014, to the St. Louis Rams in order to roll the dice and acquire Robert Griffin III. Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen have gone all in in order to acquire Griffin, and now the duo are going to need to se...
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