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Jamaal Charles was once almost dealt to the Redskins

FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year Awards

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 02: Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs, winner of the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year (L) poses with Green Bay Packer legend Bart Starr, who is accepting the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year award on behalf of Aaron Rodgers at the Super Bowl XLV media center on February 2, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Before Jamaal Charles was one of the most explosive players in football, he was a young player that struggled to pick up the Chiefs offense quickly.

He was fourth on the depth chart during the 2009 offseason when Todd Haley took over, so the Redskins came calling to see if the Chiefs would move Charles. Vinny Cerrato said on his radio station Friday that the Redskins offered a fourth-round pick.

According to Cerrato (via the Kansas City Star), the Chiefs countered by asking for third-round pick. The Redskins said no and talks fizzled.

Doh. From the Chiefs perspective, sometimes the best trades are the ones you don’t make. We’re reminded here of the time the Redskins offered two first-round picks for Chad Ochocinco, and the Bengals said no.

We miss the Vinny Cerrato era.