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2012 NFL Draft: Rumors Circulating That Washington Redskins Could Trade Up For Robert Griffin III

As the Super Bowl and the offseason near, the rumors about NFL teams looking to trade up or trade down in the draft to acquire certain players are going to start coming out more and more often. One such rumor has already been circulating. According to Rich Tandler of, the Redskins may be looking to trade up to acquire Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Tandler draws this conclusion from a comment that NFL Network's Jason La Confora made about the Redskins unlikely to sign Peyton Manning if he were to become available.

In an article about possible destinations for Colts QB Peyton Manning, Jason LaCanfora of the NFL said that the Redskins were unlikely to sign Manning should the Colts release him. One of the reasons LaCanfora gave was that, "execs I talk to expect Washington to make a move for St. Louis' No. 2 overall slot in the draft, and select whichever quarterback doesn't go first overall (at this point, it looks like Griffin)."

Of course the draft doesn't take place until April (91 days from now) and this could turn out to be absolutely nothing, but then again, it could be something worth keeping an eye on.

For more updates on the draft and Baylor, check out Our Daily Bears.

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