Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday afternoon that the team had traded cornerback Kevin Barnes to the Detroit Lions for a conditional draft pick.
That doesn't seem like a very forthcoming confirmation, but there's a very specific reason for that, as ESPN980's Chris Russell reports.
Barnes has to make the roster of the— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) August 27, 2012
#Lions per Shanahan in order for the #Redskins to receive the "undisclosed, conditional" draft pick
The Redskins had until 4 p.m. Monday to get their active roster down to 75 players. In his three seasons in Washington, Barnes a former Maryland Terrapin, played in 28 games, making just three starts. He was credited with three interceptions and nine passes defended, as well as 39 tackles and 5 assists.
The Redskins must trim the active roster to 53 players by 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 1.
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