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Shanahan says that Haynesworth "news could happen soon"

Veteran Redskins beat writer David Elfin reports that coach Mike Shanahan has indicated that “news could happen soon” regarding no-show defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

Elfin speculates that he wouldn’t be shocked if the Redskins cut Haynesworth.

If that happens, the Redskins will have a much harder time recovering bonus money from Haynesworth.  At this point, however, they may not care.

Elfin also notes that Haynesworth has been blasted not only by teammate London Fletcher, but also by Phillip Daniels and Casey Rabach.

If Haynesworth is cut, we hope that the fans of every other team will be prepared to get out the torches and pitchforks if their favorite team signs this guy.

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59 Responses to “Shanahan says that Haynesworth "news could happen soon"”
  1. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Jun 16, 2010 12:37 PM

    Jesus……. stop with the fat Albert posts!!

  2. tre_fizzle says: Jun 16, 2010 12:38 PM

    I would be PISSED if my team signed him. With the parity in the NFL these days, you never know when a new coach, system, etc. could be coming in. Knowing that he’s publicly protesting that he “wouldn’t have considered playing for the current organization” means you can bank on him pulling that crap anywhere he goes.

  3. NoseBleedFan says: Jun 16, 2010 12:39 PM

    An incentive-laden contract would be the route to go with Albert…Just ask the Titans.

  4. hnirobert says: Jun 16, 2010 12:39 PM

    Fat Albert, the newest NYJ!

  5. myspaceyourface says: Jun 16, 2010 12:40 PM

    If I am getting paid 100 million dollars, I will say “yes sir” and “no ma’am” and play whatever position they asked me to.

  6. brownsfn says: Jun 16, 2010 12:40 PM

    screw that DONT CUT HIM…make him sit out the year and fine his ass all the money you can and then try to recover some of the bonus money…screw this guy anyway you can!!!

  7. BenRapistberger says: Jun 16, 2010 12:41 PM

    With the bonus money already paid, how in the world is this guy with his current contract structure not worth anything in trade value?

  8. Wazzu says: Jun 16, 2010 12:43 PM

    Good Riddance to him.

  9. Green n' Gold says: Jun 16, 2010 12:43 PM

    Just don’t let the Queens get a hold of this guy.

  10. Scourge says: Jun 16, 2010 12:44 PM

    The Cowboys & Raiders are the only 2 teams stupid enough to give him a contract.
    I wouldn’t touch him.

  11. AlanSaysYo says: Jun 16, 2010 12:44 PM

    The Redskins should contact the league about the possibility of trading Haynesworth to the Omaha Nighthawks for a chili dog.
    If they’re just going to cut him and get nothing in return, what’s wrong with rubbing a little salt in the wound for all the strife he’s caused the organization?

  12. GOVIKES|GOVIKES says: Jun 16, 2010 12:45 PM

    Florio,
    I strongly recommend you read the Washington Post article from the one-liners this morning about Haynesworth if you have not.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/15/AR2010061504995.html?sid=ST2010061505455
    That is how you blast someone while maintaining journalistic integrity. The article is clearly negative towards Haynesworth without losing its objectivity. Whereas you come across as a whiny bitch with an axe to grind, like you’re his x-wife or something. You’re clearly “in the tank” on this story.

  13. redskins_no_snyder says: Jun 16, 2010 12:46 PM

    He’s done. He’ll never play in the NFL again… but that’s probably what he wanted anyway.

  14. Nogard13 says: Jun 16, 2010 12:50 PM

    I hope Shanahan keeps him (it will cost the same as cutting him) but inactivates him before every game so that they don’t have to pay his fat arse. Let him sit there, stew, and get a taste of his own medicine. Then release him next year after he’s gone a whole year without playing.

  15. Chapnasty2 says: Jun 16, 2010 12:50 PM

    The first persone that says Dallas is going to get an internet tough guy punch in the groin

  16. Ska4Life says: Jun 16, 2010 12:50 PM

    Florio, have you really gotten that stupid that fast? You more than anyone knows the NFL is a business, and that some team is going to sign Haynesworth, no matter what his past says. And if you think the fans are going to have any say in this matter, well, you’ve gotten even more delusional. See: Michael Vick

  17. Falcon in NE says: Jun 16, 2010 12:51 PM

    Sounds like he is headed to the Cowboys then.

  18. T A P says: Jun 16, 2010 12:52 PM

    I would love if they traded him to another 3-4 team somehow…
    Although it won’t happen.
    Maybe we can just let him rot on the inactives list for three years.

  19. Gautam says: Jun 16, 2010 12:53 PM

    Elfin *speculates* that he wouldn’t be *shocked* …. so now there’s speculation about somebody being shocked about it lol

  20. Deacon Blues says: Jun 16, 2010 12:54 PM

    right……….
    I think most fans would be happy to get the guy even if he is a turd.
    I think the Fredskins trade him, just to make sure they can place him with a poor or distant team.
    cut him, and he’s a Cowboy or Eagle by morning

  21. wvugrad00 says: Jun 16, 2010 12:54 PM

    I have believed since the day Haynesworth’s contract was reported that he would be cut this year, I figured it would come sooner than now though.

  22. ticophin says: Jun 16, 2010 12:56 PM

    I can think of 1000 reasons to enjoy football, AH represents the sole reason to hate it…

  23. DMCD says: Jun 16, 2010 12:57 PM

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…..
    Regards,
    All Titans Fans

  24. CT Pats Fan says: Jun 16, 2010 12:57 PM

    Surely being cut would be contingent on his paying back the bonus money – no? Otherwise, they would be looking for something, anything, in return. Even a conditional 7th rounder!

  25. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Jun 16, 2010 12:57 PM

    well he isnt going to Dallass because they run a 3-4 as well. He can go to Philthy if he wants..

  26. milehiclown says: Jun 16, 2010 12:58 PM

    It’s not like he raped anybody. Or stabbed anybody. Or got beat up by a McDonalds bag.

  27. kct says: Jun 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    Like I said in the other AH story….He wins!

  28. PurpleNGold says: Jun 16, 2010 1:00 PM

    who would want Lamesworth?
    such a clownish performance
    maybe pro wrestling

  29. stiller43 says: Jun 16, 2010 1:00 PM

    Yeah…pay him 30+ million dollars in one year and cut him, THAT will show him…
    Just got on the phone with the Raiders and ask for a 7th round pick.
    THAT will show him.

  30. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 16, 2010 1:01 PM

    $10 million here…..$21 million there…..before you know it, you’re talking about real money.
    Really though, if Haynesworth is willing to come in, I’d give him an $8 mil/yr contract, made up of 16 500k roster bonuses (or as close to that as you can get), each coming prior to a game.

  31. welkersragingyac says: Jun 16, 2010 1:02 PM

    So if it’s true Washington lost it’s $20 MM game of chicken with Haynesworth.
    Presumably Washington thought that epic pay package would influence Haynesworth; amazing stubbornness on his part. However, just as teams don’t pay players for past performance, we clearly see that some players don’t perform for past pay.

  32. Kris says: Jun 16, 2010 1:02 PM

    Is that a good precedent to set? While and complain enough and teams will dumb you? Then he gets to keep his $20 million and seek another new contract?
    Keep fining him all season long if he doesn’t show and continues to not want to play his position. That would be more deserving.

  33. Mattchew182 says: Jun 16, 2010 1:05 PM

    At this point the Skins should stop commenting about him and state that he is not available. Fine his ass the whole year if need be but don’t cave or grant a guy you paid 30 million to his release to go fleece some other team out of millions. Fining him would at least give you some of the money back and it would send him a message. Only trade him if you can get something significant like a 2nd or 3rd rounder but thats not gonna happen. Fine him and suspend him!

  34. McWest says: Jun 16, 2010 1:06 PM

    Hey, Florio. Can Snyder sue Haynesworth for breach of contract?
    If he can, must Haynesworth remain on the roster? Snyder can hardly argue that Haynesworth didn’t show up for work if he has no work to show up for (cutting him).
    If Haynesworth is cut, and no other team picks him up, Snyder’s still on the ropes for the remaining $9 million guaranteed.

  35. DanSnyderSux says: Jun 16, 2010 1:06 PM

    CRUCIFY HIM! CRUCIFY HIM!

  36. DogGreen says: Jun 16, 2010 1:07 PM

    This guy’s a waste of life. He should buy an industrial size blender at a store that sells industrial size blenders, and put his head in it. If I’m Dan Snyder, I spend 10 million to make sure he never plays in the NFL again. Whatever that may ential. (Elbow to the ribs)

  37. tidehome says: Jun 16, 2010 1:11 PM

    Haynesworth is a spoiled, petulant child. Or an a$$hat – either way. Unfortunately somebody will sign him.

  38. Sociofan says: Jun 16, 2010 1:11 PM

    The Turd is still talking like he may show up for training camp:
    http://www.csnwashington.com/06/15/10/Haynesworth-Statement-Regarding-Minicamp/landing_09.html?blockID=254342&feedID=2992

  39. no14mike says: Jun 16, 2010 1:13 PM

    Hmm…
    All other 31 NFL teams should blacklist AH like the MLB did to Bonds.

  40. ticophin says: Jun 16, 2010 1:15 PM

    Sit him on the bench as long as it takes…deprive him of the honor to play a proffesional sport!

  41. dietrich43 says: Jun 16, 2010 1:19 PM

    Trade him to Buffalo for a slightly used practice ball and a bottle of Gatorade.

  42. boysroll says: Jun 16, 2010 1:21 PM

    LMFAO big Mike…bunch of losers!!!!!

  43. Kaz says: Jun 16, 2010 1:23 PM

    One of the worst FA signings ever…

  44. Cubano says: Jun 16, 2010 1:24 PM

    I’m with Nogard13 !

  45. raiderrob21 says: Jun 16, 2010 1:28 PM

    Welcome to the BLACK HOLE.
    DT Albert Haynesworth and John Henderson
    DE Richard Seymour And Lamar Houston

  46. 1nationraidernation says: Jun 16, 2010 1:29 PM

    say what you want….i would love to have haynesworth

  47. montanabob says: Jun 16, 2010 1:30 PM

    This is terrible news for Packer fans; look for fat Albert to land on any of the other 3 NFC north teams who run the 4-3 and all of whom have more than enough motive for a move like this;
    he’s gonna end up in the NFC north or back in Nashville.

  48. montanabob says: Jun 16, 2010 1:31 PM

    This is terrible news for Packer fans; look for fat Albert to land on any of the other 3 NFC north teams who run the 4-3 and all of whom have more than enough motive for a move like this;
    he’s gonna end up in the NFC north or back in Nashville.

  49. twindaddy77 says: Jun 16, 2010 1:33 PM

    BenRapistberger says: June 16, 2010 12:41 PM With the bonus money already paid, how in the world is this guy with his current contract structure not worth anything in trade value?
    ——————————————————
    Would you want him on your team?

  50. east96street. says: Jun 16, 2010 1:40 PM

    If he gets cut, any team playing the 4-3 signs him for a year with an incentive laden contract. Win-win-win. Team that signs him gets big man to clog the line, Haynesworth gets out of Washington, and both the team and the player screw the Skins. If the team that signs him plays this the right way, he could be an absolute steal.

  51. MagicMan407 says: Jun 16, 2010 1:42 PM

    Boysroll- worry bout your team. Shanahan is not as predictable as Zorn. We only have 1 player who is a hold out and that is AH. Hopefully Albert Haynesworth will ride the bench this ENTIRE year. He played 12 games and got paid over 30 mil for 12 games? It’s sad that it is possible for these NFL ghetto trash bags to be greedy, rip teams off, lie to the fans, get paid and then back out of thier end of the deal. He knows how the NFL works and for him to act like this knowing that coaches change and so do systems. He is just out of shape and knows it.

  52. Dano-48 says: Jun 16, 2010 2:09 PM

    Would be nice to see him playing for Jim Swartz again. Just think, Jared DeVries, Ndamukong Suh, Albert Haynesworth and Kyle Vandren Bosch. Pretty good front four. Let him prove he still is one of the best 4-3 tackles in Pro Football. Let him help teach the young Lions defence how to play in the NFL. Come on Lions swing the deal.

  53. CJ says: Jun 16, 2010 2:14 PM

    myspaceyourface says:
    June 16, 2010 12:40 PM
    If I am getting paid 100 million dollars, I will say “yes sir” and “no ma’am” and play whatever position they asked me to.
    __________________
    For that money, I’d even play Center for the Steelers!

  54. Piro says: Jun 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    I’d be shocked if Chicago isn’t in the mix. Perfect guy to keep OL off of Urlacher, Briggs & co. and great insurance if Tommie Harris gets injured- again.
    As long as they don’t overpay and the contract is incentive laden, go for it.

  55. afiresnake says: Jun 16, 2010 2:32 PM

    Would be great if he takes the 21 Mio, signs with a 3-4 team and plays nose:)
    Classic Chainsaw Dan throwing his money out of the window.

  56. mama tried says: Jun 16, 2010 2:34 PM

    yeah, the fat asshole just ate at red lobster…..
    Only $29,999,864.23 of Danny boys money to spend!!
    lololololololololololololololol

  57. snnyjcbs says: Jun 16, 2010 2:41 PM

    I would get out the welcome wagon and welcome him with open arms. So sad that all these people have had their feelings hurt.
    HHe could not have been MORE CLEAR prior to the trade to Washington that he would not play for a 3-4 team, period. Washington signed him knowing this and has made the jump to the 3-4.
    From the time that happened he said he did not want to change positions which is what it would be like. They should have traded him long ago and they are to blame for this mess.
    Way to hold to your guns Big Guy, my hope is you bring that power to my team and I will have my fingers crossed.
    And they laughed at Al Davis for paying Russell almost 40 million for 3 years of garbage play. Washington breaks that record with paing a dude some 30 million for 1 year of play. That is a record that will never be broken.

  58. boysroll says: Jun 16, 2010 2:58 PM

    hey magicman..f u. your org is a joke and u know it bro. LMFAO.

  59. MagicMan407 says: Jun 16, 2010 9:27 PM

    boysroll- You are a PU$$Y hillbilly! Most the time you type something about the Redskins it’s like talking about your team and your owner. You even feel the need to make additional names and you comment on your own posts, your a loser dude. GET A LIFE!

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