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The Redskins didn’t do much in the way of wheeling and dealing during the three days of the 2017 NFL Draft.

They made a trade with the Vikings to move up in the sixth round while moving down in the seventh but that was it.

However, according to a report, they had talks about making a deal that would have been a blockbuster.

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The Jets were trying to trade away defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson during the draft and that Washington was one of the teams who were involved in the discussions, according to a report from The New York Daily News.

Richardson was a first-round pick of the Jets in the 2013 draft. He has had his moments, being named the defensive rookie of the year in 2013 and making the Pro Bowl in 2014.

But he has had his share of problems, serving a four-game substance suspension for a substance abuse violation in 2015 and he had to sit one game after running afoul of the personal conduct policy (police car chase).

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The Jets’ asking price was not thought to be too high for the 26-year-old Richardson.

However, teams did not want Richardson under his current contract. He is set to make $8.1 million in 2017 under his fifth-year option. As of now that salary is fully guaranteed.

If Richardson does not agree to a salary reduction a trade to the Redskins is a non-starter. They had $8.17 million in cap space remaining before the Morgan Moses extension and they still have to sign their draft picks and have money left to get through the season.

Richardson would have to agree to cut his salary at least in half to facilitate a deal to the Redskins. Since the salary is fully guaranteed he has no incentive to do so, making a deal very unlikely.

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