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Report: Kerrigan wants out of DC

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Adam Schefter is reporting that Ryan Kerrigan has asked for a trade, but that the Washington Football Team decision-makers aren’t interested.

The report is from an anonymous source, and there aren’t any substantial details.

Schefter’s story mentions that Kerrigan has, in the past, said that he wanted to stay with Washington “for the long haul,” but that his playing time has decreased this season, leading him, presumably, to have a change of heart.

A lot of fans have argued in the past about the rightness or wrongness of trading Kerrigan. Some fans take the sentimental view that Kerrigan was drafted by Washington, and he should play his entire career here and retire in a bugundy and gold uniform. Others have opined that the best thing the organization could do for Kerrigan is to trade him to a contender that would use him more than Jack Del Rio does — a team lacking Washington’s pass rushing depth. Some pragmatic fans have said that it makes sense to trade the aging DE while he still has value.

Ron Rivera has consistently praised Kerrigan for his professionalism, great attitude and on-field play, making it seem that a trade would be unlikely despite the surrounding circumstances, but, then, the head coach pledged his support to sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins just two weeks before demoting and deactivating him, so things can change pretty rapidly, depending on Ron’s gut.

Meanwhile, John Keim says that this is nothing new, and that teams just aren’t calling and offering anything for Kerrigan.

The trade deadline is Tuesday, November 3rd at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

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