Posted Sun Jul 20th by Josh Temple
The Washington Redskins have acquired defensive end Jason Taylor from the Miami Dolphins. Daniel Snyder’s Redskins gave up a 2nd round pick in the 2009 draft and a 6th round pick in the 2010 draft. It was rumored back in December that the Broncos might be interested in taking the Dolphin DE. That didn’t really prove to be true and the front office seems content with 2007 draftees Jarvis Moss and Tim Crowder at the end position along with rising star Elvis Dumervil. Washington appears to have gotten a bit of a steal in Taylor, a 2nd rounder and a 6th doesn’t seem like a lot considering the guy was named defensive player of the year only two seasons ago. This leaves Giants TE Jeremy Shockey and (edit: The Saints traded two picks in the 2009 draft for Shockey on 7/21/08) Bengals WR Chad Johnson as the other big name that was floated in NFL trade talks throughout the off season. Both remain with their respective teams.