Unhappy Haynesworth being shopped around
Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:54 PM
John Niyo / The Detroit News
Allen Park --The Washington Redskins attempted to trade former All-Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth last week in the deal that brought quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles.
But amid widespread reports the Redskins continue to shop last year's biggest free-agent catch -- with the Lions among the possible trade partners -- ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday cited a high-ranking Redskins source saying the team isn't determined to move Haynesworth.
Still, there's clearly a rift in Washington, with new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and Haynesworth off to a rocky start. Haynesworth, 28, reportedly is upset about a scheme change that will have him playing nose tackle in a 3-4 defense, while Shanahan isn't happy with, among other things, the defensive star's decision to train away from the team during voluntary offseason workouts this spring.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that Shanahan has asked general manager Bruce Allen to explore trade options for Haynesworth prior to the NFL draft (April 22-24), with Tennessee, Detroit, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville mentioned as potential destinations...
...on April 1, the Redskins paid Haynesworth a $21 million option bonus, meaning the ninth-year pro already has pocketed $32 million in his 13 months in Washington. It also means he's due a more palatable $16 million over the next three seasons, with $9 million in guaranteed base salary in 2010 and 2011.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:27 PM
Let's just hope he doesn't get shopped to the Bucs, cuz if they draft suh or mccoy then the bucs interior dline will be a force, well thank god we can run sweeps with dwill and jstew...tampas DTs couldn't catch em
then they can just run contain plays all day and shut us down regardless
Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:49 PM
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:44 PM
would like to see him here, but if it doesn't work, it's whatever.. The guy that the FO should be trying like hell to bring in is Marshall.
he would make us a top 5 defense without a doubt, but we both know that JR would never bring him in. and i agree that marshall is the guy that we need to be working on. the sooner the better, so he can be learning the playbook.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:22 PM
The only reason not to have Haynesworth in our division is so none of our players get their heads stepped on by his fat a$$
I've tossed the moniker Headstomp Haynesworth around, hoping that it would stick. But it's never really picked up any momentum.
No matter how good he is, or how much he gets paid, that will always be the first thing i think of.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:48 PM
With Payton's willingness to deal picks I wouldn't be surprised to see the Saints name come up.
Wishful thinking or something more?
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:15 PM
Wishful thinking or something more?
More...Ellis is our only every down DT that's above average and he's injury prone(Hargrove-situational). So we're in desperate need of another DT. Sure there's the draft but with the time it takes a DT to develop vs. an OLB it makes more sense to draft an OLB. Especially for a team that is title contention. The Brown signing was brilliant...an upgrade at DE over Grant and allows us to look harder at other positions. I don't think we're going BPA.