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Redskins trade Jeremy Jarmon to Denver for Jabar Gaffney

The Washington Redskins continue to reshape their roster, trading defensive end Jeremy Jarmon to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Jabar Gaffney, the team announced this afternoon.

Jarmon is entering his third NFL season, but was out of place in Washington’s 3-4 defense. The team selected the Kentucky product in the third round of the 2009 supplemental draft with the intention of using him as a rush end in the 4-3 defense.

Then Mike Shanahan came aboard last year and ordered the installation of the 3-4 scheme. Jarmon first dropped weight to make the switch to linebacker, but then coaches had him bulk back up to play end. Jarmon battled injury last year and appeared in only five games. He should benefit from a return to the 4-3 defense, which Denver runs.

Gaffney’s addition continues Washington’s overhaul of the wide receiver position. A day after re-signing Santana Moss, the team agreed to terms with Donte Stallworth, and then hours later landed Gaffney, who is 30.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Gaffney recorded 65 catches for 875 yards and two touchdowns last season. The Redskins now have 13 wideouts on the roster, three of whom are unsigned draft picks.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.


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