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Redskins hold firm on Haynesworth trade demands

The Washington Redskins apparently remain willing to trade defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth.  Before they’ll do it, however, the price paid for the $100 million (not really) man will have to be right.

Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that coach Mike Shanahan is not expected to part with Haynesworth unless and until Shanahan gets “exactly what he wants” in return.

The Titans, per Reid, are willing to offer a fourth-round pick.  It’s believed that Shanahan wants a second-round selection.

At one point, it also was believed that the Redskins would want back from Haynesworth some of the $20 million he was paid on April 1.  In recent weeks, however, the concept of a partial financial reimbursement has not been mentioned as a key term for any trade.

One thing that could get a team to give Shanahan what he wants would be a season-ending injury to a starting tackle in a 4-3 defense.  With four weeks of football action to go until the October 19 trade deadline, it could happen.

And if it does, it could prompt the Titans to immediately increase their offer in the hopes of getting Haynesworth before the team that just lost a defensive tackle makes a play for him.

Haynesworth played for the Titans for seven years, performing at a mediocre-to-average level until 2007, when he became an All-Pro as he chased a new contract.  He duplicated that performance the next year as a franchise player, and he signed with the Redskins as a free agent in early 2009 a contract worth, as a practical matter, $48 million over four years.  If traded, his new team would have him for three years and less than $16 million; his compensation for 2013 most likely would result in a termination of his current deal.

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30 Responses to “Redskins hold firm on Haynesworth trade demands”
  1. ShowmeurTDs says: Sep 25, 2010 4:37 PM

    This guy will never return to his All-Pro form, so how can the Redskins expect anyone to part with a 2nd round pick???
    They should be happy to get anything at all!

  2. TryTheVeal says: Sep 25, 2010 4:38 PM


  3. shaggeez says: Sep 25, 2010 4:43 PM

    this trade just isn’t happening, even if jason jones or tony brown have some injuries, especially as they progress further and further into the season. it’s over.

  4. Beast Of Eden says: Sep 25, 2010 4:46 PM

    Don’t trade him coach. Come to terms with him. He can be a force….Actually, I’ll take a 2nd rounder for AH

  5. jimmys79 says: Sep 25, 2010 4:46 PM

    Fire francessa

  6. wryly1 says: Sep 25, 2010 4:54 PM

    Absolutely nothing new or unique about the Haynesworth -less saga. Every since free agency started, there have been players who, once they got paid, became lazy, under-achieving primadonna’s. Fat Albert is nothing but the current Queen wearing that crown. Snyder didn’t know better. Shanahan does.

  7. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Sep 25, 2010 4:55 PM

    And remember, they’re a 1-1 powerhouse.

  8. The Black Cat says: Sep 25, 2010 5:01 PM

    “I want….$1 billion dollars!” said Shanahan, petting his fluffy white cat.

  9. rjgreen3 says: Sep 25, 2010 5:01 PM

    please don’t give into shanadick.

  10. theJets2010 says: Sep 25, 2010 5:05 PM


  11. BigBear123 says: Sep 25, 2010 5:16 PM

    Redskins defense gets a reprieve against the Rams. First two team averaged 470yds against them. That should be enough to end this charade, but apparently it isn’t.

  12. Backinthesaddle says: Sep 25, 2010 5:19 PM

    Haynesworth is a friggin beast when he wants to be. Unfortunately he’s also a total head case and getting him to consistently “want to” is going to be a fleeting goal. Trading for him is like playing Russian Roulette.

  13. Kirk says: Sep 25, 2010 5:28 PM

    why cant they make it a conditional 2nd-3rd rd pick depending how many games he plays in

  14. Kirk says: Sep 25, 2010 5:29 PM

    and i doubt titans would give them a 2nd rd since they did the tampering thing with titans before free agency

  15. habibfromnewdehli says: Sep 25, 2010 5:31 PM

    How about the Ravens trade you… Terrence Cody for Albert Haynesworth. And maybe a late round pick thrown in as well.
    I’d say that’s a great deal for both teams. Ravens get better for their last chance at a Super Bowl. Redskins get a big d-linemen without the “headaches” that I guess Shanahan can treat however he wants.

  16. winslow says: Sep 25, 2010 5:35 PM

    Haynesworth has Eldon Campbell Syndrome. He is a talented but lazy player who exerts himself only during a contract year. He isn’t worth any draft pick unless he’s willing to try hard…and he’s not willing to try hard.

  17. TheToolofTools says: Sep 25, 2010 5:44 PM

    “Never has one gotten so much and done so little”.
    Jamarcus Russell

  18. agenice says: Sep 25, 2010 5:53 PM

    Proof. Where’s the proof this is what he wants or that he is even on the trade blocks.

  19. Switch1 says: Sep 25, 2010 6:05 PM

    Hey you want him you pay, just like the Chargers are doing. Good for Shanny and the Redskins, screw the the Titans, you want him so bad then you pay.

  20. Steeler fans are tools says: Sep 25, 2010 6:20 PM

    All-Pro? he had what….1 good year? He’s doo-doo

  21. twinkletoes says: Sep 25, 2010 6:29 PM

    Haynesworth for 3 yrs/$16 million at even an above-average level (ie the level he was playing at before his all-pro run for the money) is worth at least a third rounder. I’m sure Shano moves him by the trade deadline, it just may be for the highest third rounder offered.
    If I could possess the soul of Undead Al for a day (really, who’d want to?), I’d ante up a third rounder, plus Thomas Howard. Howard could play a role in Haslett’s 3-4 D. I wonder how much of a factor Haslett is in all of this mess, considering all the pro bowlers he ran out of New Orleans, for all who remember life there BP (before Payton).

  22. chiefjustis says: Sep 25, 2010 8:28 PM

    Haynesworthless for Vincent Jackson straight up. Both teams fill a hole and get rid of a troubled asset.

  23. winslow says: Sep 25, 2010 8:41 PM

    Thomas Howard lost his job because he is a 4-3 linebacker and the Raiders are now a 3-4 defense. Howard would be a great fit for Minnesota.

  24. hitman127 says: Sep 25, 2010 9:02 PM

    Put him next to Suh!…Together they would end Farve!

  25. Tinbender says: Sep 25, 2010 9:28 PM

    I hate it when players get the big payday then turn into a bust.
    Signed, Shawn Alexander

  26. jamaltimore says: Sep 25, 2010 9:39 PM

    habibfromnewdehli says:
    September 25, 2010 5:31 PM
    How about the Ravens trade you… Terrence Cody for Albert Haynesworth. And maybe a late round pick thrown in as well.
    I’d say that’s a great deal for both teams. Ravens get better for their last chance at a Super Bowl. Redskins get a big d-linemen without the “headaches” that I guess Shanahan can treat however he wants.
    YOU MY FRIEND ARE AN IDIOT! Why would you trade a young stud for this fool. shanny’s a fool thinking someone really wants this guy and willing to give up top picks for a troubled lineman. He barely made it on the field last year and with 21 million in his pocket you really think he is young and hungry like cody. Ozzie would spit on you for even suggesting such nonsense. cody is going to be a beast for many years to come and he’s with a franchise who knows how to develop it’s own talent.

  27. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Sep 25, 2010 9:44 PM

    Sue his fat ass to get back some of that money!

  28. geo1113 says: Sep 26, 2010 12:13 AM

    Redskins: We will trade you if you give back part of the $20 million
    Albert: No.

  29. Backinthesaddle says: Sep 26, 2010 12:25 AM

    I think the Redskins should drag his fat ass into court or whatever ruling sanction there is to recuperate their money (I have no clue how that works…but there MUST be a way to rectify such an obvious contract violation). This prick took the cash …..and then cashed out. He did not uphold his end of the contract. Crucify him.

  30. Slow Joe says: Sep 26, 2010 1:07 AM

    If traded, his new team would have him for three years and less than $16 million
    And he would still be overpaid. Face it, he got his big paycheck; he will never be a stud again. He has no desire to be great.

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