As expected, Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell signed his one-year tender offer of $3.1 million Monday, but he's still hoping the club can trade him. Campbell will not report to this weekend's three-day voluntary minicamp, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Coach Mike Shanahan has said the club will not release Campbell. If a trade goes down, look for it to happen during the upcoming draft. If a team's willing to send over a fourth-round pick, I think the Redskins would pull the trigger. They already have Rex Grossman on the roster, so keeping Campbell on the roster seems like overkill. It also seems like a tough situation for a 28-year-old guy like Campbell who actually put up decent numbers in '09 behind an awful offensive line.
Let's hope Shanahan and Bruce Allen find a trading partner during the draft. We'll keep you posted on any developments. It seems like the Bills or 49ers would be wise to trade for Campbell. And if I'm Mike Holmgren in Cleveland, I'd much prefer to start Campbell over Jake Delhomme.