Redskins news: Kendall Fuller was late to know he was traded to Kansas City
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Kendall Fuller was late to know he was traded by the Redskins to Kansas City

Kendall Fuller

Transactions in the NFL happen faster than running backs taking off for a 40-yard rushing touchdown. Cornerback Kendall Fuller learned about that Tuesday evening when he was put on an emotional rollercoaster that had him wondering whether he was the “unidentified player” ESPN’s Adam Schefter was referring to as part of the Washington Redskins’ package the team sent to the Kansas City Chiefs for quarterback Alex Smith.

At this point, Kendall Fuller was already being wary that he might be that Redskins asset who would be part of the deal. He tried to fight off these suspicions, though, hoping that the Redskins will not deal him.

Field Yates of ESPN finally put an end to Fuller’s anxiety by dropping the news the cornerback was not particularly happy to hear.

Fuller, however, still managed to laugh at what just transpired, tweeting a Homer Simpson meme to describe what he was feeling the moment he learned he was traded.

Fuller was taken by the Redskins in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The former Virginia Tech Hokie played 13 games in his rookie season, and had 43 combined tackles with two passes defended. He improved greatly the following season, as he finished the 2017 campaign with 55 combined tackles, a forced fumble, and four interceptions to go with 10 passes defended.

Fuller joins a Kansas City defense that ranked just 29th against the pass (247.0) but was top 10 in interceptions (10).

The 22-year-old cornerback signed a four-year contract with Washington in 2016. He was graded as elite in 2017 by Pro Football Focus.