This might be a bit premature on my part, though it's been repeated enough now by credible sources (see: anyone but me) that I feel comfortable calling this rumor D.O.A. Latest blow per Tom Kowalski at Mlive.com which goes far enough to rank the teams most likely to snag the Lions' #2 pick. Everyone has listed us as a suitor (PFT for instance) though it is always caveated by an explanation of why the trade won't happen because the Redskins lack the firepower to pull it off. Mlive, you have the floor:
Anyways, back to Mlive... They rank the four interested parties and, not surprisingly, the Redskins are near the bottom. It goes Tampa Bay > Atlanta > Washington > Minnesota. On Washington:
The truth is the Redskins simply do not have the picks to make a run at CJ and everyone knows it. With this many teams interested and seriously willing to dish out fair compensation for Johnson, the Redskins are at risk of getting outbid -- shocking I know. Hogs Haven says put this one to bed. Wishful thinking on my part? Damn right, though very well supported wishful thinking given the circumstances.