Update [2007-3-30 12:49:51 by Skin Patrol]: David Gaines weighs in and puts this whole thing in perspective. He's reasonable and correct.
But that doesn't mean the Redskins necessarily have an interest in picking Russell, considered by many experts as the NFL Draft's top prospect.
"We have 25 guys coming in to visit during the first three weeks of April," Cerrato said. "Whoever are considered the top players in this draft, you'll see all of them coming to visit. We have to cover our bases in case we trade up, trade back or stay."
Looking at a player might be just that and nothing more. I'm as guilty as anyone of hysteric over-analyzation; I run a Blog, yaok? If a visit with JeMarcus Russell is evidence that the Redskins are moving away from Campbell, than their scheduled visit with Adrian Peterson is evidence they've given up on Ladell Betts and Clinton Portis? Scheduled visit with Joe Thomas is evidence we've given up on Chris Samuels and Jon Jansen? More likely the Redskins are wisely keeping all options available. Though the Times notes those options are contingent:
An NFL source said the Bears coaches and front office are scheduled to meet this weekend to decide whether to trade Briggs and the No. 31 pick overall to the Redskins for the sixth pick.