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Redskins GM Allen says team has 'fallen in love' with two players

In his first public comments since Friday's blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' second-overall pick in April's draft, Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen told reporters that he doesn't believe the team mortgaged its future in order to move up four spots in the draft.

The Redskins dealt first rounders in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and a second-round pick this year to the Rams for the rights to a pick that many believe will be used to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

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"We all paid more for our houses than we wanted," Allen said, via USA Today. He also conceded, via The Washington Post, that the trade carried a hefty price, but "the [future] drafts will take care of themselves."

Allen said the Redskins "have fallen in love with two players" in the draft, according to the Post, but he did not mention either Griffin or Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, who likely will be selected first-overall by the Indianapolis Colts.

While Allen was not willing to mention Griffin, former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams told USA Today that he's fired up about the prospect of the Heisman Trophy winner playing in Washington D.C.

"It shows a commitment to the future, that they're trying for a quick fix," Williams said.

In other Redskins news, Allen told reporters that the team is having ongoing discussions with linebacker London Fletcher, who will be a free agent Tuesday, and the Redskins still hope they can work out a long-term deal with recently franchised tight end Fred Davis.

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