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Vikings in "hot pursuit" of Haynesworth

One of the more intriguing draft rumors floating around today involves a new team that may have an interest in acquiring Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth: The Minnesota Vikings.

A league source told PFT that the Vikings are in “hot pursuit” of Haynesworth.

The rumor we heard lines up with something Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune wrote today, indicating ESPN’s John Clayton had mentioned that the Vikings had contacted the Redskins about Haynesworth.
Although Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has said there have been no Haynesworth trade talks, most people believe that Haynesworth would be available.

Haynesworth would seem to be a better fit in the Vikings’ 4-3 defense than in the new 3-4 that the Redskins are installing. In Minnesota, Haynesworth would join a defensive line that already has defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, both of whom are still potentially facing four-game suspensions over a 2008 positive test for a prescription diuretic.

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59 Responses to “Vikings in "hot pursuit" of Haynesworth”
  1. BenRapistberger says: Apr 22, 2010 5:14 PM

    Pat is also 100 years old.

  2. ShockAndAwe09NYG! says: Apr 22, 2010 5:15 PM

    Wow might as well throw the ball 80 times against them.

  3. SFTitan says: Apr 22, 2010 5:15 PM

    Way to go Titans. Way to let another guy go to a team committed to winning.
    Thanks Fish and Bud. Way to give the fans what they want.

  4. boltswm23 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:16 PM

    hot pursuit and haynesworth just don’t belong in the same article.

  5. se18a29 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:16 PM

    Get him… Haynesworth, Williams, Williams and Allen… Scary…

  6. Philly Cheese says: Apr 22, 2010 5:16 PM

    -NFC West

  7. PittsburghSteelerz says: Apr 22, 2010 5:16 PM

    Perfect fit… Pat Williams is good, but ancient.
    Plus, it may push Favre over the top to come back
    A 3rd rounder would be a steal. 2nd would be worth it too considering the money left in the next couple years.

  8. Contra says: Apr 22, 2010 5:16 PM

    DO IT! Come on Vikes, pull the trigger! The defense was already bolstered by Lito not lets get Albert!

  9. Contra says: Apr 22, 2010 5:17 PM

    Should this trade actually happen the entire state of Wisconsin would smell from the collective shit everyone took in their pants.

  10. Kris says: Apr 22, 2010 5:18 PM

    That would be a scary combination of players for at least 12 games.

  11. house068 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:18 PM

    could one of them play end?

  12. Gautam says: Apr 22, 2010 5:18 PM

    Stafford to land on IR on September 26,2010…

  13. CanadianVikingFan says: Apr 22, 2010 5:21 PM

    I don’t believe it.

  14. Switch1 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:21 PM

    Can you say BOAT PARTY! woohoo!

  15. norseman69 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:21 PM

    Yea! Vikes need a DT, QB OG & LB, CB with haynes they could target the QB or OG with the fist pick, and then zero in on the remaining needs..

  16. mikeyclaw says: Apr 22, 2010 5:21 PM

    I hope the vikes give up a boatload for Fat Albert, and choke on him. Just sayin.

  17. antalicus says: Apr 22, 2010 5:22 PM

    Here come the Vikings making all the right moves at the last minute.

  18. jimicos says: Apr 22, 2010 5:22 PM

    So…. Would they start Kevin Williams at DE? Or would they trade Fat Pat as part of the deal? A little more details would be nice. The only one on that line not “entrenched” would have to be Ray Edwards, right?

  19. sawyerkane says: Apr 22, 2010 5:23 PM

    trade mckinnie for haynesworth and draft saffold…

  20. DINO says: Apr 22, 2010 5:23 PM

    NOOOO HELL NO NO NO NO… Titans get him or the Lions… by all means DO NOT LET MINNESOTA get Haynesworth!!!

  21. bumkz says: Apr 22, 2010 5:23 PM

    Isnt he kind of overpaid for a backup?

  22. MrHumble says: Apr 22, 2010 5:23 PM

    Wow….that would make an already awesome D-line even better. I’m sure it’s not what the rest of the NFL North wants to hear.

  23. NashvilleSeahawk says: Apr 22, 2010 5:23 PM

    Really? Teams are out there that need a fat lazy man? One who endangers the roads that he drives on? One who stomps on other people’s heads? One who goes after teammates with fence posts? Wow. I wouldn’t have thought that. I can name two places that aren’t interested.

  24. this class sucks says: Apr 22, 2010 5:25 PM

    That sounds like an awful idea…

  25. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 22, 2010 5:26 PM

    Damn! The Vikes would crumble if they acquired AH

  26. MakeLoveToMe says: Apr 22, 2010 5:27 PM

    Well this does make perfect sense. It is the Vikings and they have a storied history of making bad personnel decisions Like Herschel Walker, Every one of their Quarterbacks since Kramer.

  27. AD4MVP says: Apr 22, 2010 5:27 PM

    Somehow I highly doubt they take on his contact for him to split time with the williames.

  28. Cc80rules says: Apr 22, 2010 5:27 PM

    That would be a scary d line…go vikes

  29. Tdk24 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:28 PM

    hey, he would be a purple peoples head stomper!

  30. danlinker says: Apr 22, 2010 5:29 PM

    That would be an amazing d line.

  31. mango says: Apr 22, 2010 5:30 PM

    Wow. They must know that the Williams boys are in for a suspension. I can’t imagine any other reason.

  32. Mr747 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:30 PM

    HOLY S! As much of a doucer as haynesworth is if the viking get him from us WOOOOOW! thay already have the best line in the league! They would have 3 of the top 10 d lineman in league as well as ray edwards n Fat williams! That would truly b scary!

  33. c.carterhof says: Apr 22, 2010 5:31 PM

    No way.

  34. chitownlionsfan410 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:32 PM

    Suh + Vanden Bosch > Haynesworth + Allen

  35. rob says: Apr 22, 2010 5:32 PM

    i am a huge vikings fan i would LOVE this. unreal d line if this happens.

  36. Ron Dayne's Strict Diet says: Apr 22, 2010 5:35 PM

    @ SFTitan:
    Take it from someone who lived through the end of the Oilers era – Bud Adams doesn’t care about fans or the city at all. He’s in it for a buck.
    (Yes, I know it could be said about any owner, but I just don’t like the guy.)

  37. Boudin says: Apr 22, 2010 5:35 PM

    smokescreen. they’re just trying to make the Saints give up more than they are willing in a Jammal Brown / Albert Haynesworth trade.

  38. GOVIKES|GOVIKES says: Apr 22, 2010 5:36 PM

    I’d have to see the price before commenting on whether it would be a good move or not.
    GO VIKES!!!
    140 Days to Redemption Baby!

  39. Mean D says: Apr 22, 2010 5:37 PM

    Fatboy’s best days are behind him.

  40. ChiVikes says: Apr 22, 2010 5:37 PM

    Haynesworth, Williamses wall, and Allen. Good luck o-linemen!!!

  41. Dukes says: Apr 22, 2010 5:38 PM

    lets do this skins get rid of fat albert and get some draft picks loving it

  42. Hap says: Apr 22, 2010 5:41 PM

    Why? Why would that d-line need him ? That would be sick, if only Haynesworth never was.

  43. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 22, 2010 5:41 PM

    i sure hope the Reds don’t trade for Pat Williams, because he’ll only be good for about one more year before he decides to retire

  44. CdnMike says: Apr 22, 2010 5:42 PM

    The Williams wall will NOT be suspended.
    Ohhh Haynesworth and Allen on the VIKS!!!…. I think I just gizzed in my pants.

  45. Vikings4life says: Apr 22, 2010 5:44 PM

    Haynesworth SUCKS..what a waste of 100 million

  46. FLYBOY says: Apr 22, 2010 5:45 PM

    Word on the street is that Haynesworth has been growing a mullet.

  47. Anarcho Purplism says: Apr 22, 2010 5:48 PM

    Nice solution to possible suspension. Best line hands down if the move was made.
    Albert wants out…….fits in 4-3 way better. Lotta $ though.

  48. Daws84 says: Apr 22, 2010 5:52 PM

    screw the 3-4 and 4/3 they will use 5-2

  49. Youngone says: Apr 22, 2010 5:53 PM

    And the rich get richer

  50. USA says: Apr 22, 2010 5:55 PM

    I don’t even think it would be fair to have that good of a D line, might not even be legal!

  51. twin says: Apr 22, 2010 6:00 PM

    hardcore skins fan here…..just sayin….please take the man.

  52. Contra says: Apr 22, 2010 6:02 PM

    chitownlionsfan410 says:
    April 22, 2010 5:32 PM
    Suh + Vanden Bosch > Haynesworth + Allen
    Suh + Vanden Bosch

  53. cliffcla says: Apr 22, 2010 6:05 PM

    So your saying that the Vikings will take the fourth pick and Haynesworth off of Washington’s in exchange for the 30th pick….. I dont think that trade would favor the Vikings……

  54. MrHumble says: Apr 22, 2010 6:08 PM

    If this happens it won’t surprise me, the Vikings, Patriots and Colts have the best owners and GM’s, scouts etc. and know how to keep a good team together and to always tweak it to make it better whether it be through good drafting (A. Peterson, Harvin etc.), free agents (j. allen, a.winfield, b.favre) or trading. These teams don’t overspend on big name free agents but always find value and players in their prime and they have owners who are not afraid to spend money.

  55. purpleguy says: Apr 22, 2010 6:08 PM

    Financially, this wouldn’t be that bad of a deal since the Skins have already paid out most of his $40M-something bonuses and he’s only owed $16M over the next 3 years. I wonder if they’re thinking of offering a 2nd rounder and hoping to get one back by trading down from their existing first round pick.
    The problem, other than Haynesworth being an unreliable headcase, is that he plays the same position as Kevin Wiliams, not old Fat Pat Williams the line clogger. I’m not sure how that would work.

  56. mixman34 says: Apr 22, 2010 6:13 PM

    If this happens the rest of the north might as well just chalk this one up to a re-builder……

  57. Buck Stallion says: Apr 22, 2010 6:25 PM

    Guess the Vikings and there fans didn’t see many Skins games last year. Yeah, not much reason to.
    They’ll see Mr. Buttersworth takes his own sweet time getting his fat lazy ass up off the ground after pretending to be hurt so he can catch his breath.
    Yeah “only 16m over 3 years”. Have fun.

  58. DeeDubb says: Apr 22, 2010 6:31 PM

    They can have him!!!!!!!!!

  59. jimicos says: Apr 23, 2010 10:25 AM

    Contra says:
    April 22, 2010 5:17 PM
    Should this trade actually happen the entire state of Wisconsin would smell from the collective shit everyone took in their pants.
    You’re smelling your own breath.

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