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Tom Heckert's job in jeopardy for missing out on RGIII trade?

Could Tom Heckert be out the door thanks to his inability to facilitate a trade for Robert Griffin III prior to the 2012 NFL Draft?

Jason Miller

Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert could be on the way out this offseason, most likely due to the fact that the team is under new ownership. Heckert has generally been recognized as having done a good job in Cleveland thus far, but according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, one other factor could play into the release of Heckert: the failure to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The Browns reportedly tried to move up to the No. 2 spot, but the St. Louis Rams ultimately dealt with the Redskins, and now the young quarterback looks like a star. Instead, Cleveland moved up one spot and drafted running back Trent Richardson.

This "failure" to draft Griffin might be what sends Heckert out the door, however unjustly. This is just a report though, and it could very well just be one source's opinion.

Former Browns president Mike Holmgren has blamed the failed trade on the fact that the Rams coach Jeff Fisher and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan already had a very strong relationship.

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