NY Jets Trade Kendall to Skins

Team jettisons disgruntled lineman for 5th-round draft pick
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 24, 2007 5:29 AM CDT
f In this 2005 NFL handout photo, New York Jets' Pete Kendall is shown. The Jets reached an agreement in principle to trade disgruntled left guard Pete Kendall to the Washington Redskins. The Jets will...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Jets traded left guard Pete Kendall to the Redskins yesterday after months of tension with the 11-year veteran. Kendall, a three-year starter with the Jets, had been refusing to participate in team functions because he was dissatisfied with his contract. In exchange for Kendall, New York will pick up at least a fifth-round draft pick next year.

If Kendall suits up for more than 80% of Washington's plays this season, the Jets' compensation will bump up to a fourth-round pick in 2009. "We were really comfortable with the trade," said Jets coach Eric Mangini. Though the Skins have not released details of his contract, Kendall will likely earn more than the $2 million New York owes him this year. (Read more Pete Kendall stories.)