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Rams confirm deal that will net Redskins Griffin

Desperate for a franchise quarterback, the Redskins will pay big for a shot at Robert Griffin III. Rich in draft picks, the Rams will put their rebuilding efforts on the fast track.

The teams issued a joint statement Saturday confirming a late Friday report of an agreement to send the No. 2 pick to Washington. St. Louis' haul was not disclosed, but several media outlets reported it will get first-round picks in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and a second-round pick in 2012. Under league rules, the deal can't be completed until the new year, which starts Tuesday.

The Colts are expected to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck at No. 1. That would leave Griffin, the 2011 Heisman winner, for the Redskins, who have started 21 quarterbacks over the past 19 seasons. Three — Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman and John Beck — came during Mike Shanahan's two seasons as coach.

The Rams, which will draft sixth, have a quarterback in Sam Bradford. They are needy at most other positions after going 10-38 the past three seasons.

The Browns are considering replacing quarterback Colt McCoy and have the No. 4 and No. 22 picks. General manager Tom Heckert acknowledged Thursday that he talked to the Rams.

"We feel very comfortable staying at four and getting a good player," he said. "And we feel comfortable in moving down and getting more picks. It's way early to start talking about this stuff."

Manning update: A day after visiting Denver, quarterback Peyton Manning went to Arizona, reported. The site also reported Manning expects to sign Tuesday. The Chiefs, Dolphins, Seahawks and Titans also have been reported as interested.

Vikings: Three starters, left guard Steve Hutchinson, right guard Anthony Herrera and corner Cedric Griffin, were released, saving about $13 million.

Rams confirm deal that will net Redskins Griffin 03/10/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 10, 2012 7:41pm]
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