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The Haynesworth story is just getting started

A. Haynesworth2.jpgWe only have a few more days to milk the Donovan McNabb trade aftermath, but PFT has come up with some exciting non-Draft programming for the next few weeks.

We call it: Who wants Albert Haynesworth?

One of the biggest signings in free agency was offered to the Eagles, and NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora expects the Redskins to continue to try to deal him.  The connection to the Eagles wasn’t the only time PFT has heard a rumor of Haynesworth’s availability this offseason.

The financial implications of a possible Haynesworth trade are tricky.  La Canfora writes the Eagles showed zero interest, so any financial stipulations didn’t come up.

Haynesworth reportedly isn’t thrilled with the idea of playing nose tackle.  We wonder how he’ll react when he hears the Redskins tried to get rid of him.

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76 Responses to “The Haynesworth story is just getting started”
  1. jb1996 says: Apr 5, 2010 2:40 PM

    can u say clevland need to replace the gunslinger

  2. stunzeed2 says: Apr 5, 2010 2:41 PM

    Creating drama where there is none.
    AH will be in Redskins camp; getting ready to dominate.

  3. WhoDey_Man says: Apr 5, 2010 2:41 PM

    we should get guaranteed contracts in the nfl. that way when somebody gets a big payday, they can turd it out like haynesworth or julius peppers and challenge jamarcus russell as the nfl’s highest paid waste of a roster spot.

  4. tre_fizzle says: Apr 5, 2010 2:41 PM

    I can answer the question you posed in paragraph 2:
    No one wants Albert Haynesworth!
    Not at anything close to his current deal anyways. Dude already showed that once he get’s paid he takes plays off. I’d sign him to a 2 year deal laiden with incentives or wouldn’t be interested.

  5. mooremi9 says: Apr 5, 2010 2:41 PM

    Haynesworth is a turd……polish him all you want he is still a turd and no one wants him or the 100 million dollar price tag that comes with him.
    Who gets karted off the field because they are winded? What a large pile of dung.

  6. txspartan95 says: Apr 5, 2010 2:42 PM

    Trade him to the Lions for Julian Peterson – Both bad contracts. Peterson has excelled in a 3-4 D throughout his career while Haynesworth is a 4-3 guy who has excelled for Jim Schwartz.

  7. ledtear says: Apr 5, 2010 2:42 PM

    I am guessing the Raiders are interested, right? Sure… anytime you want to move someone get the media monkeys jumping with “…word is the Raiders are interested.”

  8. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 5, 2010 2:43 PM

    send him back to the Titans

  9. scrapdawg12 says: Apr 5, 2010 2:43 PM

    The Eagles need tons of help at the DT position. They should give Broderick Bunkley for Haynesworth but only if Haynesworth will restructure his deal or have the Redskins pay half of it. It is one of the many ridiculous contracts in the league.

  10. whodey says: Apr 5, 2010 2:44 PM

    would be very un-Mike Brown like, but a shrewd move for the Bengals to trade their #1 (21st selection).

  11. habibfromnewdehli says: Apr 5, 2010 2:45 PM

    It’s not happening, but it would be hilarious to see this guy play beside Haloti Ngata or Kris Jenkins. Any of the linebackers behind those pairings would be in Heaven!

  12. Shuttlecock says: Apr 5, 2010 2:45 PM

    The Raiders would surely give their first rounder for him.
    OR possible trade their 290 lb DT/QB for him and their 1st Rounder.

  13. swervinmervin says: Apr 5, 2010 2:45 PM

    How about the Raiders wanting him?

  14. 123456789 says: Apr 5, 2010 2:46 PM

    Prediction:
    THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS will win their 7th Super Bowl this season.
    You jealous pukes can take that to the bank.

  15. TJ says: Apr 5, 2010 2:46 PM

    Tampa needs to draft mccoy or suh and trade for haynesworth they almost got him last year.

  16. Slow Joe says: Apr 5, 2010 2:49 PM

    This is not as surprising as one might think.
    First off–as I correctly predicted–he was a huge free agent bust. I think any team would look to unload a salary/production ratio that the Redskins are currently getting from Haynesworth.
    Second, this being an uncapped year, any cap prorations are meaningless. It’s best for them to take that hit this year than in any subsequent year when the cap may be back in place.
    Third, he doesn’t want to play in a 3-4 defense, where he’s mainly be a space-filler. As much of an unmotivated fatass as he already is, can you imagine how unmotivated he’ll be when he’s unhappy with his role?
    And fourth and most important, neither Mike Shanahan nor Bruce Allen were around for the signing of Haynesworth, so it’s not a black mark on their resumes if they unload him. It becomes a huge black stain on the resume of Vinnie Cerrato (and Dan Snyder).

  17. Weltall says: Apr 5, 2010 2:52 PM

    Should have stayed in TN….lol

  18. twinkletoes says: Apr 5, 2010 2:53 PM

    Either Shaun Rogers or Hayesworth are bound to be future Raiders. Considering the bad blood that continues between Shanahan and Undead Al, the easy money is on Rogers. Shanahan must’ve taken special delight in McNabb’s reluctance to play for Undead. I’m sure his only regret is that the Raiders aren’t on the schedule twice a season.

  19. aschwartz says: Apr 5, 2010 2:55 PM

    I’d be thrilled if the Bucs got him…Ryan Simms and a 3rd round pick next year that could become a 2nd if he has double digit sacks
    It will never happen as long as the leprechauns are in Tampa though…

  20. brownsfn says: Apr 5, 2010 2:59 PM

    Haynsworth SUCKS…

  21. Black QB White RB says: Apr 5, 2010 2:59 PM

    GET RID OF HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    No more locker room cancer…send Portis with him……
    Stockpile draft picks (especially since ya gave away #37 for an over the hill qb not really better than what ya got)
    and finally, get some offensive linemen who can play

  22. Cereal Blogger says: Apr 5, 2010 2:59 PM

    My god what a fat cry baby….play where they tell you with your 42 mill guaranteed…this guy is the perfect example fo the problem w/ pro sports…paaa-lease

  23. mike_311 says: Apr 5, 2010 3:00 PM

    G-men step up, this guy will make Tuck and Osi impossible to double team.
    add him and this Defense destroys the NFC.

  24. Captain Canuck says: Apr 5, 2010 3:02 PM

    How he’ll react? My guess is that he’ll eat a whole cake.

  25. philwauke says: Apr 5, 2010 3:02 PM

    THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS will win their 7th Super Bowl this season.
    You jealous pukes can take that to the bank.
    The Steelers will win turd watch this year….
    You convicted punks can take that to jail.

  26. Akshun says: Apr 5, 2010 3:03 PM

    HAHA.. this is why you guys shouldn’t jump the gun on the “What if McNabb wins the Superbowl” story from your dumb PFT Daily Video.. this team is already trying to deal their star player they broke the bank for last season, just shows how ‘smart’ the skins are.. haha.. i can’t wait for all you Kolb doubters to just ignore all the critism you guys have showed and act like you never said this was a bad move for the Eagles…

  27. Kirmie says: Apr 5, 2010 3:03 PM

    txspartan95: Would love that trade though it would leave the Lions wanting at OLB unless Follett is better than expected or Campbell is ready to rock an roll.

  28. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 5, 2010 3:05 PM

    Fat Albert should stop wondering why people don’t want him and get his fat a$$ into shape and then people would want him! The fact that he played dead like a possum after being on the field for consecutive snaps says enough about his conditioning.

  29. Human Howitzer says: Apr 5, 2010 3:05 PM

    I know he’s a pain, and his contract is too big, but… wouldn’t he do a lot to add that push up the middle that the Giants lacked last year? Won’t happen, though.

  30. WorkDay says: Apr 5, 2010 3:07 PM

    # 123456789 says: April 5, 2010 2:46 PM
    Prediction:
    THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS will win their 7th Super Bowl this season.
    You jealous pukes can take that to the bank.
    Prediction: Steelers don’t even make the playoffs again, the Ravens win the Division, your QB tries to rape one more person before the season starts, and your team finishes around .500

  31. ch19079 says: Apr 5, 2010 3:08 PM

    With the exception of a few franchise QBs, all players are tradable. It all depends on what the team would get in return.
    This doesnt mean the Skins are looking to get rid of Haynesworth.
    If the skins could have gotten McNabb and a high future draft pick or 2 for Haynesworth, why not look at that deal?
    Mentioning a players name (non franchise QB) in trade talks, without any idea of what the final trade would have looked like, means nothing.

  32. birdmancometh says: Apr 5, 2010 3:08 PM

    Well, Slow Joe lives up to his name.

  33. TryTheVeal says: Apr 5, 2010 3:08 PM

    AH will be in Redskins camp: getting ready to dominate
    ———————————————–
    Dominate what?….The buffet table or the oxygen tank?

  34. jibfest says: Apr 5, 2010 3:08 PM

    Raiders will take em, pay em more and give you their draft picks. Just make the call.

  35. Youngone says: Apr 5, 2010 3:13 PM

    txspartan95 says: April 5, 2010 2:42 PM
    Trade him to the Lions for Julian Peterson – Both bad contracts. Peterson has excelled in a 3-4 D throughout his career while Haynesworth is a 4-3 guy who has excelled for Jim Schwartz.
    ____________________
    Julian Peterson has never played in a 3-4. He was let go because he did not fit into the 49ers 3-4 transition. So…..no he hasn’t.

  36. snnyjcbs says: Apr 5, 2010 3:14 PM

    Wow, the only part of the garbage team in Washington was the D. And with a head coach that has through many many years in the business has showed he cannot put together a D is going to dismantle this one. Tampa was left as a waste land with regards to having any type of quality players on the team after Allen got done with them. He has already went back to an old standby, bringing in washed up, injury prone players past the prime like McNabb.

  37. florioSweatsJETS says: Apr 5, 2010 3:17 PM

    no one wants him , get his fat ass out of the town, the only thing dan snyder needs to do now is to eat the remaining of the contract!

  38. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Apr 5, 2010 3:18 PM

    Uncapped year, means no salary cap penalties for cutting a player……Looks like the perfect excuse for getting out from under that contract, and that lazy waste of space…..

  39. AllThat says: Apr 5, 2010 3:19 PM

    @123456789 says:
    April 5, 2010 2:46 PM
    Prediction:
    THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS will win their 7th Super Bowl this season.
    You jealous pukes can take that to the bank.
    Right!
    Would that be the 1st National Big Ben Sperm Bank of Shittsbugh?

  40. AllThat says: Apr 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    123456789 says:
    April 5, 2010 2:46 PM
    Prediction:
    THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS will win their 7th Super Bowl this season.
    You jealous pukes can take that to the bank.
    Chapnasty? Is that still you? :)

  41. THRILLHO says: Apr 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    A lot of false assumptions about his “high price tag.” Washington just paid him a $21m option bonus. He’d essentially have a deal that’s:
    2010: $3.6 million
    2011: $5.4 million
    2012: $6.7 million
    plus incentives (can’t find them anywhere, I know they max out at around $2m a season but don’t know if they’re likely-to-be-earned) before he hits a massive roster bonus that he will never see in 2013. That’s not a bad deal at all for a guy that had “an off year” and was still one of the best DTs in the NFL. He’s exactly the kind of player that could put the Saints or Colts in the drivers seat to win the SB.

  42. Hitman21 says: Apr 5, 2010 3:21 PM

    YWho cares about Fat Al’s feeling. He is the one who came in last year sloppy and out of shape. He just needs to worry about getting in shape and if they ship his butt out of D.C that’s fine with me. If not he better be ready to go and start earning that FAT paycheck

  43. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Apr 5, 2010 3:29 PM

    “AH will be in Redskins camp; getting ready to dominate.”
    Getting ready to dominate the snack machine, and possibly the plumbing system.

  44. big_d79 says: Apr 5, 2010 3:30 PM

    As a Titan fan I am so happy we didn’t resign this guy. He will never dominate like he did in his final years in Tennessee.

  45. War_Paint says: Apr 5, 2010 3:31 PM

    Lets see, you have an under achieving player with a ridiculous contract, sounds perfect for Oakland.
    Man, Cincy seems like a first rate organization when compared to the raiders. LMAO!

  46. BroncoBourque says: Apr 5, 2010 3:33 PM

    If you put Haynesworth beside a big NT in a 3-4 the guy could be a beast. At 6’6 and 350 lbs the guy has great size to play the 5-technique. If he went to a team that wants the 3-4 DE to penetrate and not just eat up blockers he could be an impact 3-down player. I don’t know if any of that would be the case if he stays in DC but if they made a commitment to put him at DE instead of NT I would imagine he would cheer up in a hurry.

  47. Veritas Amber says: Apr 5, 2010 3:36 PM

    I think the only reason Haynesworth was shopped is Philly runs a 4-3. And he is one of the few players that might have been worth a straight up trade for McNabb. Its not that Haynesworth’s attitude is such a problem. It is more likely that the Redskins are just that bad LOL

  48. Lucky5927 says: Apr 5, 2010 3:37 PM

    # 123456789 says: April 5, 2010 2:46 PM
    Prediction:
    THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS will win their 7th Super Bowl this season.
    You jealous pukes can take that to the bank.
    ____________________________________
    Really? Huh? Well unless big Willy starts scoring touchdowns in the end zone and not in the bathroom, you guys are not going to win a super bowl.

  49. reo says: Apr 5, 2010 3:39 PM

    As a friend on a titans message board just said: “Once again (Titans DL coach) Washburn makes another lineman rich and another team cry…”

  50. TheToolofTools says: Apr 5, 2010 3:43 PM

    i’m from cleveland and i don’t want this prima donna anywhere near us !
    he is cancer.

  51. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Apr 5, 2010 3:47 PM

    To the dude that can count to 9 and made the Steelers winning the Super Bowl prediction:
    Huh???
    Anyway, as far as Haynesworth, he just wants to get paid and he got that. He can sit back and milk it just as well at nose tackle.

  52. BRUTUS9448 says: Apr 5, 2010 3:47 PM

    the only way to get rid of him is to pay his bonus and cut him

  53. RayDaMayor says: Apr 5, 2010 3:47 PM

    “Send us your 2011, 2012 & 2013 1st Round picks, plus $60,000,000.00 in cash and we’ll trade for him.”
    Andy Reid to Dan Synder

  54. Deb says: Apr 5, 2010 3:49 PM

    You only have a few more days to milk the Donovan McNabb trade aftermath? Why? Are you guys finally setting self-imposed limits on how long you can beat a dead horse? You’re still milking the Favre to Minnesota aftermath. Why should this be any different?

  55. Bill In DC says: Apr 5, 2010 3:51 PM

    # stunzeed2 says: April 5, 2010 2:41 PM
    Creating drama where there is none.
    AH will be in Redskins camp; getting ready to dominate.
    ————-
    Lol, you keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means…..
    Yeah, I’m sure, just like he ‘dominated’ last year.

  56. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Apr 5, 2010 3:52 PM

    “AH will be in Redskins camp; getting ready to dominate.”
    If he dominates something other than the “most in-game trips to the locker room” report, then that would be some real news. Almost like stealing. He should give some back.

  57. DC Vikings Fan says: Apr 5, 2010 3:52 PM

    Trade Haynesworth for anything more than a turkey sandwich? The phrase “fat chance” keeps coming to mind.

  58. jasncondit says: Apr 5, 2010 3:53 PM

    He will be cut or traded to the Detroit Lions. Schwartz and Haynesworth get along great. Like Chuck Daley and Dennis Rodman.

  59. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Apr 5, 2010 3:58 PM

    # mike_311 says: April 5, 2010 3:00 PM
    G-men step up, this guy will make Tuck and Osi impossible to double team.
    add him and this Defense destroys the NFC.
    ___________________________________
    Not sure why anyone would double team Osi while he is standing on the sidelines…LMFAO

  60. Garbage Pail Kid says: Apr 5, 2010 3:59 PM

    How much would it cost to cut him?

  61. kingfenris69 says: Apr 5, 2010 4:04 PM

    wow lots of idiocy in this thread.
    1- Big Al was not a bust, not even remotely
    2- There is no guarentee we will run a 3-4 not with who we have atm
    3-you dont pay 100 mil to a block absorber, more importantly you dont promise free agents things like schemes unless you plan on following through.

  62. Sociofan says: Apr 5, 2010 4:06 PM

    When he is IN the game, Haynesworth dominates the line of scrimmage. No offensive lineman will say differently. So, the problem is motivating Albert, not that Albert can’t play.
    I suggest that when he starts tergiversating (I’ve been dying to use that word, but for anyone not having time to run to the dictionary–shirking or giving it up), send him back onto the field in a pink tutu. I didn’t see anything in the NFL rule book against pink tutus.
    The disappointing thing is that Albert can play. He’s just being a turd about it like some diva who didn’t get the right brand of water delivered to her dressing room. Shanny should find the right button with this guy and get him onboard with the changes. It’s not like he has a lot of miles left as a DT.

  63. djbambam says: Apr 5, 2010 4:14 PM

    A lot of false assumptions about his “high price tag.” Washington just paid him a $21m option bonus. He’d essentially have a deal that’s:
    2010: $3.6 million
    2011: $5.4 million
    2012: $6.7 million
    —————————————————-
    1. They guarnteed his salary 2009-100 so thats about 12 mil
    2. They just paid him 21mil option bonus on 4/1
    33 mil is a “high price tag”
    Also no one knows how the rules are going to work once a new CB agreement is passed. Teams might face some salary cap penalty for deals they made in the uncapped year.

  64. johnny1979 says: Apr 5, 2010 4:14 PM

    This dude stomped on somone’s face in a game, his ass should be out of the league!

  65. Los Gigantes says: Apr 5, 2010 4:15 PM

    It puts the lotion on the skin says:
    April 5, 2010 3:58 PM
    Not sure why anyone would double team Osi while he is standing on the sidelines…LMFAO
    __________________________________
    Classic… LOL
    I’m a huge Giants fan but that was hysterical…

  66. Bill In DC says: Apr 5, 2010 4:31 PM

    # kingfenris69 says: April 5, 2010 4:04 PM
    wow lots of idiocy in this thread.
    1- Big Al was not a bust, not even remotely
    2- There is no guarentee we will run a 3-4 not with who we have atm
    3-you dont pay 100 mil to a block absorber, more importantly you dont promise free agents things like schemes unless you plan on following through.
    ——————–
    He wasn’t a bust last season? You’re serious?
    Guess not if you think that 37 tackles and 4 sacks is what you should get for a $41million guaranteed contract, then sure, he wasn’t a ‘bust’. Hope the Redskins enjoyed paying him $2.5 million/sack and $27,000/tackle (and that’s just the guaranteed portion of the contract so it was more than that in reality).
    I don’t expect a guy I’m shoveling money at to then turn into a whiny bitch when I want him to play a position he doesn’t fell like.
    There’s no guarantee you won’t either. I’ve heard noises about a 4-2-5 too (which Felix Jones, McCoy, A Bradshaw, and Barber should be licking their chops to get at). Believe it, Shanahan is taking them to a 3-4.
    who says you don’t promise FAs things like schemes and then don’t follow through? In the first place Shanahan didn’t promise Haynesworth jack, did he? In the second I have no idea why you would let a player drive your defensive alignment in contract negotiations. That would be real idiocy.

  67. wmt says: Apr 5, 2010 4:59 PM

    Shuttlecock,
    the 2nd syllable of your name there suits you perfectly.

  68. AlphaQ2 says: Apr 5, 2010 5:29 PM

    Bill In DC
    He wasn’t a bust last season? You’re serious?
    Guess not if you think that 37 tackles and 4 sacks is what you should get for a $41million guaranteed contract, then sure, he wasn’t a ‘bust’. Hope the Redskins enjoyed paying him $2.5 million/sack and $27,000/tackle (and that’s just the guaranteed portion of the contract so it was more than that in reality).
    I don’t expect a guy I’m shoveling money at to then turn into a whiny bitch when I want him to play a position he doesn’t fell like.
    There’s no guarantee you won’t either. I’ve heard noises about a 4-2-5 too (which Felix Jones, McCoy, A Bradshaw, and Barber should be licking their chops to get at). Believe it, Shanahan is taking them to a 3-4.
    who says you don’t promise FAs things like schemes and then don’t follow through? In the first place Shanahan didn’t promise Haynesworth jack, did he? In the second I have no idea why you would let a player drive your defensive alignment in contract negotiations. That would be real idiocy.
    ———————————————–
    If you were a real Redskin fan you would realize that we had absolutely no penetration 2 years ago, which resulted in one of the worst sack totals in franchise history. The lack of pressure resulted in horrid turnover totals to boot.
    We add Fat A$$, and all of a sudden Orakpo and Carter each have 11 sacks a piece and our turnovers went up as well. As much as I don’t like his attitude, it’s idiotic to imply that AH didn’t make a difference. His individual numbers may not be that impressive, but the way his teamates were able to feed off of his presence is obvious.

  69. wherezwaldo says: Apr 5, 2010 5:45 PM

    Al Haynesworthless is a BUM!!! he’s a good fit to be the next QB in Oakland.

  70. Klytus says: Apr 5, 2010 9:01 PM

    Why does Haynesworth have to play nose tackle? He would be a force at end in a three / four scheme. Perhaps, the Redskins should consider trading down for more picks with the idea of drafting Cody for nose with the additional picks?
    GO STEELERS!

  71. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Apr 5, 2010 9:37 PM

    Open letter to Shanahan:
    Trade Albert Haynesworth and LaRon Landry to the Atlanta Falcons for DE Jamaal Anderson, S Erik Coleman, the #83 pick in the 2010 draft, and a conditional pick in 2011. Don’t think about it Shanarat just do it. If you want the pot sweetened Shanarat sir WR Michael Jenkins can be thrown in.

  72. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 5, 2010 10:57 PM

    “Haynesworth reportedly isn’t thrilled with the idea of playing nose tackle.”
    He’s afraid to gain weight because he knows that Gurode will be serving him tall stacks of pancakes twice a year just like he did when fat Albert went all felonious on him.

  73. djbambam says: Apr 6, 2010 3:32 AM

    Why does Haynesworth have to play nose tackle? He would be a force at end in a three / four scheme. Perhaps, the Redskins should consider trading down for more picks with the idea of drafting Cody for nose with the additional picks?
    —————————————————-
    Haynesworth is listed at 6-6 350
    Cody 6-5 354
    So if Cody can play NT so can Haynesworth. The redskins have so many other needs they can’t afford to draft a position they don’t need.

  74. CincyAllDaWay says: Apr 6, 2010 10:51 AM

    The only thing Fat Albert is going to dominate is the toilet seat! He’s way over paid and he knows that he has them by the short and curlys! Now that he’s got the contract he content on sitting on his fat arse and riding it out. Biggest bust in the NFL…..Next to Shitlessburger and Smoketonio of course!!

  75. Deb says: Apr 6, 2010 12:27 PM

    @CincyAllDaWay …
    So Roethlisberger and Holmes are the biggest busts in the NFL? No matter what happens going forward, they helped secure two championships for their team, so they can hardly be considered busts.
    Meanwhile, Ochocinco finally managed to improve his scores last night on Dancing With the Stars ;-)

  76. Xquizit says: Apr 6, 2010 2:14 PM

    Yeah i can agree with most of you all that Haynesworth is acting like a unprofessional spoiled brat but in all truth if he had someone with a back bone to say hey u need to get ur ass in the gym and get back into tip top shape because the redskins are just letting him go to waist. And as for the comment that was posted eailier” send him back to Tenn”. Hell i will love to have him back because he did great for our team and yes he still did some slacking off but not no where as bad as heis doing for the Redskins.. So ill leave this by saying i think that it was a good descion to pick up Mcnabb from philly but omly time will tell if it will mesh to make it a team…

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