So with the Redskins supposedly intent on keeping “nose tackle” Albert Haynesworth, they’ll use the bulk of the offseason program to get him ready for his new role, right?
Good luck with that.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that, while Haynesworth will attend the team’s mandatory minicamps, he’ll skip the far more extensive voluntary sessions.
Per Reid, Haynesworth intends to spend no more time with the team than required.
Reid also reiterates that Haynesworth is available to be traded, and Reid reports (as we believed) that the Redskins are hoping to get Haynesworth to pay back some of the $21 million he received last week, in order to facilitate a trade. Haynesworth reportedly “would not be opposed” to that, if coach Mike Shanahan continues the plan to use Haynesworth as a nose tackle.
Reid reports that the most likely destinations are the Titans, Lions, Bucs, and Jaguars.
So stay tuned. All signs point to Haynesworth being available — and at this point we’d be surprised if the team and the player find a way to mend fences for the 2010 season.