Steelers/Redskins Trade Story Not True

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Over the weekend, plenty of media outlets ran with the story of the Steelers & Redskins nearly completing a trade on NFL Draft Day. We’re now learning that the story wasn’t true.

Over the weekend, Jim Wexell of tweeted that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said on Sirius/XM Radio that the Steelers and Redskins agreed upon a draft day trade but it fell through after the player the Steelers wanted to draft wasn’t available at pick No. 16.

The story spread nationally appearing in Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column and getting front page billing on

The Redskins then found out about the story and let it be known that Snyder hasn’t done any radio interviews since early February. If that’s the case, he didn’t appear on Sirius/XM Radio.

According to, “Wexell has now deleted the erroneous tweet, and he posted a follow-up tweet pointing out that the Redskins have denied alleged plans for a draft-day trade with the Steelers, adding in a perfunctory “my apologies.”

Wexell has gone on to say that the error wasn’t intended and that it was “my bad; my blunder.”

I have a feeling that we haven’t heard the last of this “story”.


One Comment

  1. MyronStinks says:

    Wexell has just shown to be a giant ass clown. Although the Steelers run their organization quite well, your typical yinzer Steeler fan was wetting himself over the thought of having “two Pouncies.” Lol I remember when Madden put Wexell is his place years ago and gave him a hugh smack down.
    He (Wexell) is even dumber than Smizik.

    1. johnny69 says:

      Anyone with a handle like like yours is the ass clown.

  2. jimmy says:

    here’s proof that this is not a real news agency, just a outlet to make fun of

  3. Murph says:

    Wexell should stick to making pretzels

  4. RandyRandyTime says:

    Who cares about this alledged draft day trade? Does it really matter? Lets worry about the Pirates they need to trade Andrew McCutchen to KC for 1b Eric Hosmer and also make a trade for a good starting pitcher! I am sick and tired of these Bums called the Pirates and their LOSING WAYS [ 6 LOSSES IN A ROW NOW] Make tades Fix Dem Bums!!!! Hear me NEAL?

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Play It
Get The All New CBS Local App

Watch & Listen LIVE