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NFL Draft Rumors: Redskins aren't actively pursuing Josh Rosen, focusing on QBs in draft

Let the games begin

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The rumors keep coming as we get closer to this year's NFL draft on April 25th. Kyler Murray is expected by many to be taken #1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals, and their current QB Josh Rosen could be traded. The Redskins have been linked to him throughout the process, and have been labeled the leaders in the clubhouse to acquire him.

Washington has also been heavily connected to every QB in the draft, and are meeting with most of them. Mike Garofolo reported today that the Redskins are not actively pursuing a trade for Rosen. He also speculated that Rosen won't get traded before the draft. Ian Rapoport added that Washington is focused on college QBs.

The Cardinals are reportedly looking for a 1st round pick in return for Rosen, but it’s looking unlikely that anyone will match their price. Arizona reportedly has offers, but they have to hold out if they are serious about trading him and getting their desired price. This dance between the Cardinals and potential suitors for Rosen will continue until draft night.

"They have done a little bit of homework here, at least tried to figure out what the Cardinals’ price would be,” NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said on the Around the NFL podcast. “But they’re not actively chasing him and I don’t know that they have a hard offer on the table because I know for a fact that they’re still going through the motions with the guys in the draft apparently.

And they have made no firm decision about, ‘Are we going to draft a guy or are we going to go the Josh Rosen route or try to trade for someone?’ I just don’t sense it. ... I don’t really believe that it’s a sizzling market for Josh Rosen.”