On the first day after the lockout, the Washington Redskins devoted most of their energy to getting a deal done with their leading receiver Santana Moss, hammering out the framework of a deal that would ship Donovan McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings and agreeing to terms with defensive lineman Barry Cofield.
The McNabb-to-Minnesota deal should be completed some time Wednesday, but hasn’t been as of this morning.
On the eve of Washington’s start to training camp, the Redskins are expected to work on contracts for first-round pick Ryan Kerrigan and his fellow rookies, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
Washington also is expected to make a push to trade defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth before the start of training camp.
The Redskins also are expected to continue negotiations with at least some members of their own free agent class.
Re-signing quarterback Rex Grossman remains a priority. And linebackers Chris Wilson, H.B. Blades and Rocky McIntosh, cornerback Phillip Buchanon, safety Reed Doughty, defensive lineman Kedric Golston, offensive linemen Jammal Brown and Stephon Heyer all remained unsigned, although Washington may not have interest in retaining all of them.
The Redskins still could make a push for outside free agents, wide receiver Santana Moss and defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, as well as a new starting cornerback and help for their offensive line.
Stay tuned . . .