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Report: Washington Could Trade Former 1st Round Pick

Redskins DL Daron Payne during a game against the Patriots.

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 06: Daron Payne #94 of the Washington Commanders celebrates after a sack against the New England Patriots during the second half at FedExField on October 6, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The Washington Commanders could part ways with a former first-round pick at some point this offseason. According to Ben Standig of The Athletic, the team has made it known that Daron Payne is available for trade.

However, the Commanders aren't exactly desperate to just ship out Payne for nothing in return.

"The Commanders began quietly letting other teams know he is available for a trade weeks ago, according to sources," Standig tweeted. "No indication they are desperate to move him which is why my report yesterday read 'are not expected' to offer Payne a contract extension vs. he's gone."

Washington selected Payne with the 13th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He's currently on track to play this season on his fifth-year option.

In four seasons with Washington, Payne has 227 combined tackles, 35 quarterback hits, 22 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, nine passes defended and four forced fumbles.

Teams in need of help at defensive tackle may want to call the Commanders to see what the asking price is for Payne.

For now, Payne remains at the top of the Commanders' depth chart at defensive tackle.