...Carlos Rogers, if traded, would only fetch, at best, a second-round pick -- and only if the team he's traded to can sign him first.
...He likes Rogers, and was interested in him coming out of college. But the problem he had then is one he has now; Rogers does not make a lot of great athletic plays. He's tough, etc., but the lack of those plays is concerning. Still, that didn't stop him from quizzing me about Rogers so there clearly is still interest.
...The Redskins need lots of help along the line, but that's no surprise.
...He said the Redskins were wise to keep Jim Zorn for another year if for no other reason than to fully help Jason Campbell develop. He compared Campbell to Eli Manning as two guys who you wondered about for a while. He doesn't think Campbell is done developing.
...He wouldn't touch DeAngelo Hall with a "10-foot pole." Could not have been more adamant about this one.
...And for those wanting pending free agent DT Albert Haynesworth, he wouldn't touch him, either.
...In both cases it was a question of character. In his mind, at this stage, you are who you are. Joe Gibbs used to say if a guy has been a certain way for a while, what makes you think he can change them? This GM shared that philosophy. Says both players were on good behavior because they were playing for a contract.
...He still likes Clinton Portis, but worries about how much longer he'll last. But he does like the pairing with Ladell Betts.
John Keim covers the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and is a contributing editor for Warpathinsiders.com. He has covered the team since 1994. Some of his other stories can be found at dcexaminer.com
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