...NFL teams generally meet with as many draft prospects as they can, and club officials said their meeting with Russell was nothing more than making sure they prepare properly.
"It has nothing to do with Jason," Gibbs said. "We brought in every player in the first round, just about. . . . You're doing your homework. You're doing your due diligence. . . . We feel like we're set at quarterback."
PFT brings up an additional, related point. Quality face time with potential stars is never a negative, even if they don't end up as Redskins:
So now Russell and the other guys who came to Redskins Park and are later drafted by someone else will become unwitting ambassadors for the organization. NFL players spend plenty of time with each other in the locker room and on the practice field; the 30 guys who came to town in 2007 could end up saying very positive things about the organization in front of teammates who are coming up for free agency in 2008.