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Report claims Redskins won’t cut Haynesworth

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There has been a lot of speculation about Albert Haynesworth possibly joining the Eagles and former line coach Jim Washburn in Philadelphia.  The only problem?  Haynesworth isn’t available yet.

The Redskins have held on to Haynesworth this long because they hope to get something in return.  We think that will be a challenge to put it mildly, but very little about Washington’s handling of Haynesworth makes sense.

Tim McManus of PhillySportsDaily.com reports that the Redskins won’t cut him.

“They are not going to cut him,” one source told McManus. “If the Eagles or anyone else wants him it is going to have to be by trade. Because if they cut him, that’s giving him his way.”

The Redskins already cut their proverbial nose to spite their face by keeping Haynesworth throughout 2010.  Continuing the drama doesn’t seem worth the trouble if the Redskins can’t deal him quickly.

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  1. prior0knowledge says: Jul 7, 2011 1:13 PM

    Sometimes spite works for you. The Redskins intend to punish Haynesworth by destroying his career the way he destroyed the team.

  2. jeffro33 says: Jul 7, 2011 1:14 PM

    It will be interesting to see how this unfolds, but I can’t see how the Redskins win on this one…

    Or any free agent signing that has occured in the Dan Snyder era for that matter…

  3. karlpilkington says: Jul 7, 2011 1:15 PM

    I am definately torn on this topic being a life long skins fan. I want his fat ass out of town like yesterday, but I think that is exactly what he wants. This turd has been getting what he wants since the 7th grade and finally someone is telling him NO. I do not worry at all about it coming back to haunt the skins cuz he is a turd and a turd he will always be.

  4. drgfri says: Jul 7, 2011 1:17 PM

    But Rex Ryan will certainly cut the cheese. He’s also a foot freak, did you hear? Those really white teeth are clearly over-bleached….

  5. alphaq2 says: Jul 7, 2011 1:18 PM

    Please…Like some Philly reporter has any idea what Shanahan will do.

  6. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 7, 2011 1:18 PM

    God, I hope the Giants make a trade with Washington and we get Haynesworth… I’d love to see what he can do next to Tuck, Canty and Osi. That D-line would be horrifying.

  7. sj39 says: Jul 7, 2011 1:18 PM

    This team sure give up a lot for players it doesn’t want then makes it worse by benching them to make a point? More dysfunctional than the Chargers.

  8. jbcommonsense says: Jul 7, 2011 1:22 PM

    As long as this jerk is on the payroll, why can’t the Redskins literally force him to train in ”undesirable ways” [uphill sprints], or simply fulfill the role of NT, and deny him pay if he refuses or deliberately underperforms at game time? Sounds like a credible legal argument to me.

  9. seabreezes51 says: Jul 7, 2011 1:22 PM

    If they are willing to lose a roster spot and pay a guy to sit around and grumble, but do enough to get paid…. that’s up to them

  10. rayvens says: Jul 7, 2011 1:24 PM

    your suppose to cut your loses, not let them pile up!…Let the guy walk.

  11. tommyf15 says: Jul 7, 2011 1:27 PM

    prior0knowledge says:
    Sometimes spite works for you. The Redskins intend to punish Haynesworth by destroying his career the way he destroyed the team.

    What would the Redskins be paying Haynesworth this year, and how much cap space does he eat up?

    This is a case where spite DOESN’T work for you. If the Redskins are smart they’ll focus on winning games and not punishing those that have displeased them.

  12. alphaq2 says: Jul 7, 2011 1:28 PM

    If this is true I wouldn’t be surprised if it were due to the new CBA possibly having a “cap floor”. They might need that contract in order to not have to spend a boat load in FA.

  13. TxGrown says: Jul 7, 2011 1:32 PM

    This is good news for the Redskins. At least it will keep their season interesting.

  14. whathappenedtovox says: Jul 7, 2011 1:34 PM

    That’s not a report. That’s an opinion from a reporter that doesn’t even cover the Redskins. Not McManus’ fault, by the way. He’s certainly allowed to write about his thoughts and it’s a perfectly fine article, but shouldn’t PFT be able to distinguish what’s a report and what’s an opinion?

  15. hendawg21 says: Jul 7, 2011 1:39 PM

    Ok in a normal world if said perp(Fat Al) was paid for said services, and during his time here has failed to keep his end of the contract play for the Washington Redskins as i’m sure it doesn’t specify specific duties anyhow the point is play football and he has in almost everyway refused to perform his duties as outlined in said contract that he could be taken to civil court and sued.

    Heck wish it were the military this problem would be solved real quick “Dereliction of Duty”

  16. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jul 7, 2011 1:40 PM

    I say suspend him continually for conduct detrimental to the team until his contract is up. By that time he will be even more useless than he is right now and he will never have gotten what he wants.

  17. jahbird says: Jul 7, 2011 1:41 PM

    Part of me says cut him be done with him and move on. The other part says let him wallow till he’s old and useless. Either way, the only way I’ll be bitter about the outcome is Albert gets more of what he wants.

    In the preseason, I’d ask him to train and the minute he balked, I’d put him on the PuP list. Once the season starts, I’d play him in the first game till he scrapes an elbow and then put him on the IR. That way he goes nowhere but only takes a roster spot for none of the preseason and only the first game of the regular season. Rinse and repeat till his contract is up. He leaves rich, but worthless from not having seen the field in five years, and far below his personal goals. I’m sure this is not legal though, but it’s the only way I could see them keeping him around without him getting what he wants or destroying the locker room.

    Regardless, any money he makes from the skins is getting pissed away on speedboats, lawsuits, and white girls.

  18. wolfskins says: Jul 7, 2011 1:47 PM

    As a Skins fan, I’m not happy at all with the way Snyderatto got Haynesworth and decided to waste his talents the way they did his first year. Then to switch him to the 3-4 and make him play nose (come on, he’d be AWESOME as a 3-4 end)…. but the part that I CAN agree with them is this:

    1) Haynesworth was told that he could get $21 million via check today if he played nose…. he said YES and then whined about not wanting to be in the 3-4 after cashing in that check.

    2) WHY oh WHY would we let him leave our team only to go to one of our rivals or NFC team and let him beat us out of a division title or playoff spot?!?!?! (Yes he is that good when he wants to be)..

  19. skinsrock says: Jul 7, 2011 1:48 PM

    I’d give him away for a 7th rounder to an AFC opponent, I just don’t want them to help the rest of the division… This guy is a bum & as long as the team isn’t distracted… they shouldn’t just cut him.

  20. laeaglefan says: Jul 7, 2011 1:49 PM

    Why should they cut Haynesworth when the Eagles will trade for him? But the Redskins might demand that the Eagles also take back McNabb in any trade for Haynesworth.

  21. beauregard says: Jul 7, 2011 1:50 PM

    I still look for a trade to Denver. Albert and a 2nd or 3rd round pick for Orton. Win-Win for both teams.

  22. slickzmoney says: Jul 7, 2011 1:51 PM

    I think this is actually a smart move. Its not like they are close to a Superbowl or even the playoffs. AH will land in jail or on I.R. soon enough or some team will have to offer a reasonable trade(or he could decide to play football for the team that gave him all that money).

  23. killxswitch says: Jul 7, 2011 1:53 PM

    His first year he played hard and while he didn’t get a ton of sacks himself the attention he commanded allowed a rookie and a washed-up journeyman to get 10+ sacks each. The Skins had a pretty good defense that year.

    Then Shanahanamanaman decided to switch to a 3-4, despite not having the personnel or coaching staff to run it. And he decided to try to force the most disruptive 4-3 DT in the NFL to be a block eating NT. Just one of many stupid moves he’s made since arriving in DC.

    I don’t approve of Headstomp Haynesworth’s attitude or lack of effort, but I think the idiots that gave him the contract and then tried to make him a 3-4 NT are just as stupid. I feel bad for Skins fans, what a horribly-run organization.

  24. tjacks7 says: Jul 7, 2011 1:57 PM

    @berniemadoff

    he wouldn’t do anything except refuse to play cause he’d be in a 3-4 defense.

  25. terrellblowens says: Jul 7, 2011 2:00 PM

    @wolfskins

    The Redskins have no shot at making the playoffs with or without Fat Albert so you won’t have to worry about Haynesworth pushing the Skins out of a playoff spot as a member of another team

  26. megabeast37215 says: Jul 7, 2011 2:01 PM

    I remember watching Haynesworth wreak havoc against my Jaguars o-line twice a year… he was such an animal. It’s amazing to see how much some players change after they get their big payday.

  27. mcconnellrules says: Jul 7, 2011 2:02 PM

    If we release him I hope its in an spaceship headed for the sun.

  28. skinsfaninnebraska says: Jul 7, 2011 2:04 PM

    Not all of the Snyderrato FA signings went bad. Don’t forget about a guy called London Fletcher. (Of course, even a blind squirrel can find an acorn once in a while.) lol

  29. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 7, 2011 2:06 PM

    This is what makes the Redskins one of the worst orginazations in the NFL. The Players they should get rid of like Haynesworth stay and they continue to make mistakes. It is a possibility they go into the season with John Beck and Rex Grossman as there starting quaterback.

  30. dbellina says: Jul 7, 2011 2:09 PM

    Ship him to Oakland!

  31. tommyf15 says: Jul 7, 2011 2:17 PM

    twitter:Chapman_Jamie says:
    I say suspend him continually for conduct detrimental to the team until his contract is up.

    I say just wish him into the cornfield.

    My scenario is every bit as realistic as yours.

  32. Soulman45 says: Jul 7, 2011 2:18 PM

    It’s so hard to buy a championship and this deal did not help.

    I still think you build a champion with the draft and smart FA moves to fill a hole when the team is almost their.

  33. bison4me says: Jul 7, 2011 2:30 PM

    I hope the skins go Al Davis on Haynesworthless. And sit him on the bench to rot like he tried to do to Marcus Allen (even though Marcus didn’t deserve it). I am in no way comparing a class act and an ultimate professional like Marcus Allen to Hayneworthless, just their treatment.

  34. dansnydersux says: Jul 7, 2011 2:33 PM

    beauregard says:
    Jul 7, 2011 1:50 PM
    I still look for a trade to Denver. Albert and a 2nd or 3rd round pick for Orton. Win-Win for both teams.

    Are you out of your mind? Giving up draft picks for other teams’ players is what got the Skins into the mess they’re in now. Hold on to those picks and build from within. You know, how teams like Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and the Giants do.

  35. blackheld says: Jul 7, 2011 2:33 PM

    @killxswitch

    “Then Shanahanamanaman decided to switch to a 3-4, despite not having the personnel or coaching staff to run it. And he decided to try to force the most disruptive 4-3 DT in the NFL to be a block eating NT. Just one of many stupid moves he’s made since arriving in DC.”

    Oddly, I thought Ndamukong Suh played DT in a 4-3 defense, had 10 sacks and made All Pro last year. Obviously, my idea of what makes “the most disruptive DT in a 4-3 defense in the NFL” is seriously flawed.

    Just sayin’…

  36. stanklepoot says: Jul 7, 2011 2:42 PM

    jbcommonsense says: Jul 7, 2011 1:22 PM

    As long as this jerk is on the payroll, why can’t the Redskins literally force him to train in ”undesirable ways” [uphill sprints], or simply fulfill the role of NT, and deny him pay if he refuses or deliberately underperforms at game time? Sounds like a credible legal argument to me.
    _______________________
    They can’t withhold money for underperformance. the most they can do is fine him for refusing to complete certain elements of his contract. If he shows up and doesn’t actually refuse to perform any contractual duties, he may be stuck there, but the Redskins will have to continue paying off his $100 million contract. I’m all for punishing aholes, but how much do you sacrifice to do so? Do you waste team money, cap space, and a roster spot to continue messing with him? Oh well. I’m not a Skins fan, so this is just entertaining to me. Baffling, but entertaining.

  37. southpaw2k says: Jul 7, 2011 2:44 PM

    The irony here is the Redskins will end up with egg on their collective faces no matter what they do with Haynesworth. They cut him, they still have to pay him for whatever salary they owe him. They keep him and try forcing him to fit into their designed schemes, they repeat what had happened in 2010. They keep him and try changing their schemes to suit his talents, they look like the inmates are running the asylum. And of course, if they do ultimately elect to keep him, they still can bank on him missing at least 4 games in the season due to injury (not counting him sitting during plays in games where he does appear).

  38. prior0knowledge says: Jul 7, 2011 2:54 PM

    He was asked to play 1/3 NT in 3-4, and 2/3 DE in 3-4 and DT when they played a 4-3. He refused all but the DT in 4-3. That is what frustrated the coaches. He refused to even learn the 3-4 DE position. He even admitted he might be awesome playing that.

  39. asublimeday says: Jul 7, 2011 2:57 PM

    The Bears are taking applications for even more fans if skins fans would line to follow an actual NFL team.

  40. bison4me says: Jul 7, 2011 3:01 PM

    Oh, and one more thing, does anyone remember Haynesworthless “planking” on that play against Philly, while Vick danced in the pocket for like 15 minutes? Let his butt rot.

  41. stanklepoot says: Jul 7, 2011 3:04 PM

    slickzmoney says: Jul 7, 2011 1:51 PM

    I think this is actually a smart move. Its not like they are close to a Superbowl or even the playoffs. AH will land in jail or on I.R. soon enough or some team will have to offer a reasonable trade(or he could decide to play football for the team that gave him all that money).
    ____________________
    First of all, the term reasonable trade is rather vague. What the Redskins would consider a reasonable offer, and what an outside team would consider a reasonable offer considering all of the recent issues is quite different. Secondly, the guy’s a jerk but I don’t know of anything that would land him in jail. Finally, even if he lands on IR, unless they cut him they still have to pay him. At the moment (more accurately when the lockout ends), the Skins will be paying him, taking a nice hit against the salary cap because of him, and will be using up a roster spot on him. Roster spots are valuable things, and you don’t waste one simply to mess with someone. Let’s face it, the Skins got themselves into this problem. They offered a gargantuan contract to a player with known attitude problems and work ethic issues, had never played a complete season, and was known to take plays off. Now, they’re shocked to find out he has attitude problems and work ethic issues when he’s not getting his way? Let’s just say their scouting department either needs a dramatic upgrade or needs to be listened to better when a deal is in the works. They can mess with Haynesworth all they want, but they’ll be hurting themselves too, and they’re as much to blame for a problem they should have foreseen.

  42. p01ntman says: Jul 7, 2011 3:06 PM

    This will (hopefully) force Fat “stacks” Albert to play hard this season. The only one that can improve his value is him. So if he wants off of this team he is going to have to play his way off.
    Watch for the Skins to continue to de-value him and him play to gain value.
    The more they devalue him the harder he will have to play to get off of this team. Other wise he is just dead weight and not doing him self any favors.
    Its either play to get traded or Don’t play and your NFL career is over.
    If we know Dan Snyder (and we do) he has the $$$ to burn and so has already counted Albert as money lost and will let him rot on the bench. So with this…. only Albert can save Albert now.

  43. realitypolice says: Jul 7, 2011 3:22 PM

    The Redskins are a worse team with AH on the roster because he gives them nothing, is a cancer in the locker room, and eats up cap space.

    The Skins become better instantly the second he walks out the door.

    Now I can see them holding on to him for a couple of days after the lockout is lifted just to see if some team would be stupid enough to trade for him.

    But if they keep him past that point, then they are only doing it to spite him at the cost of all the things I listed in paragraph one.

    And if I were a Skins fan, that would really make me angry.

  44. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 7, 2011 3:24 PM

    Philly sports reporters have a better feel of whats goin on in DC then the reporters down there.

    & i highly doubt that they would think of trading FatBert to the Birds..

    honestly, i dont want him.. i respect players with heart. not tools that lay down on the field.

  45. quirtevans says: Jul 7, 2011 3:44 PM

    Two points everyone here has missed.

    1. For all the reasons given above, punishing him by keeping him benched is a stupid move … you waste cap space, you waste a roster spot, and you keep a cancer in the locker room. However, you don’t punish him to punish him … you punish him to send a message to the rest of the team and to future players that BS won’t be tolerated.

    2. The countervailing argument is that, if other players think Haynesworth is being mistreated, it makes it harder for the Redskins to compete in free agency.

  46. bravin4evr says: Jul 7, 2011 3:57 PM

    @prioroknowledge
    Yeah right, they’re really destroying his career alright, they gave him $40 plus million!!!!!

  47. RussianBreadMaker says: Jul 7, 2011 4:09 PM

    Dan Snyder should offer to fly him to games in a small private jet…then, when he least expects it, fly that private jet into a mountain. That is all.

  48. andyreidisfat says: Jul 7, 2011 4:10 PM

    First off as philadelphian our sports writers suck and make comments for the sake of it. The writers here are pretty much garbage and have no clue what they are talking about. The Flyers just made the biggest trades in the teams history and the so called insiders had no idea that was going to happen.

    If it was true, its just more evidence that the Redskins are the worst franchise in the world and Shanny is a fraud. It also leads me to believe that Elway was a lot better leader than i thought he was to win with this fool as his coach.

    This team is a mess and should be contracted, or atleast made to be sold. As an Eagles fan it was fun at first when they were bad every year, but now even for me its getting sad. I almost feel bad for Redskins fans.

  49. wethog66 says: Jul 7, 2011 4:24 PM

    I don’t see why this is such a big deal. Hayensworth game Shanahan his word that he would come to practice and play if Shanahan gave him that 21 mil bonus last offseason. Hayensworth is obviously not a man of his word, and Shanahan is bound and determined to get 21 mil out of Haynesworth one way or the other.

    Call it spite on Shanahan’s part, I call it an employer demanding services promised and not letting a turd like Hayensworth get his way and get 21 mil for free. I would think the sooner Haynesworth pays back a good chunck of that 21 mil bonus, the sooner Hayensworth’s tenure as a Skin comes to an end.

  50. tommyf15 says: Jul 7, 2011 4:31 PM

    wethog66 says:
    I would think the sooner Haynesworth pays back a good chunck of that 21 mil bonus, the sooner Hayensworth’s tenure as a Skin comes to an end.

    I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that.

  51. bison4me says: Jul 7, 2011 5:15 PM

    andyreidisfat says: Jul 7, 2011 4:10 PM

    First off as philadelphian our sports writers suck and make comments for the sake of it. The writers here are pretty much garbage and have no clue what they are talking about. The Flyers just made the biggest trades in the teams history and the so called insiders had no idea that was going to happen.

    If it was true, its just more evidence that the Redskins are the worst franchise in the world and Shanny is a fraud. It also leads me to believe that Elway was a lot better leader than i thought he was to win with this fool as his coach.

    This team is a mess and should be contracted, or atleast made to be sold. As an Eagles fan it was fun at first when they were bad every year, but now even for me its getting sad. I almost feel bad for Redskins fans.
    ====================================
    Don’t feel bad for us, as a kid growing up in the 70′s and 80′s, and as a young adult in 90′s. I thoroughly remember 30 years of crap teams the Eagles had. And watched the skins kick their a$$ and go to 4 super bowls in 10 years from ’82-’92. And now its been our turn for some comeuppance. It’s hard medicine to swallow but despite our owner, we’ll be back.

  52. wizahdry says: Jul 7, 2011 5:19 PM

    Oh yeah keep paying him form an outrageous contract while he does what he wants. That will learn him. Seriously it’s not the Skins job to “punish” him. As a business they are responsible to do what is best for the organization in the short and long term. I don’t see how continuing to pay big money for an unproductive player with no motivation makes any sense.

  53. noodlecbs says: Jul 7, 2011 6:00 PM

    If I were the Skins I would pull an Al Davis/Marcus Allen on him and relegate his lazy, sorry arse to the bench. Its only a matter of time before he does something else stupid and gets suspended anyway.

  54. december77 says: Jul 7, 2011 6:02 PM

    Everybody knows that Haynesworthless only plays during a contract year. They Skins aren’t ruining his career by holding and sitting him. They already ruined his career by paying him all that money. He no longer has any motivation to play. No one’s going to trade for garbage you can’t give away.

  55. txhc says: Jul 7, 2011 6:05 PM

    “dbellina says:
    Jul 7, 2011 2:09 PM
    Ship him to Oakland!”

    lmao, I love how this is everybody’s go to line when trying to think of the worst possible punishment for a player.

  56. noodlecbs says: Jul 7, 2011 6:15 PM

    @bison4me
    I didn’t see your post til after I had made mine, you’re exactly right though. Synder has the cash to make an example out of this turd. Fat Al’s career would be ended on my watch, and like I said before its only a matter of time before he does something stupid anyway.

  57. Soulman45 says: Jul 7, 2011 6:51 PM

    People talking about ending his career, he won’t it to end when he sign the contract for 100mill he can live off that.

  58. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jul 7, 2011 7:18 PM

    Oops!

    Inactive for every game. Sitting by himself on the loser bench in those ragged old sweats.

  59. tellemallrex says: Jul 7, 2011 7:36 PM

    Hey drgfri, what does Rex Ryan have to do with this story? I am all for the comments in response to Rex’s outlandish predictions, but here?? I don’t get it. Unless your just another jealous hater who will stop at nothing to crowbar in an irrelevant Rex dig.

  60. rakattack98 says: Jul 7, 2011 7:48 PM

    So let me get this straight, you are now quoting Philly reporters on Redskins goings on? Keep up the good work.

  61. radrntn says: Jul 7, 2011 7:49 PM

    does the nfl allow you to trade a 5th round pick in the supplemental draft for a player? just saying….

  62. dempsey63 says: Jul 7, 2011 7:52 PM

    Ship him to Cincinnati for Carson Palmer.

  63. goforthanddie says: Jul 7, 2011 9:59 PM

    More good news for the NFC East.

  64. macjacmccoy says: Jul 7, 2011 10:47 PM

    I wouldnt trade a 2020 7th round pick for Haynesworth. Not because of his ability or attitude concerns but because of his contract. I would love for the Eagles to sign Haynesworth. I thought he was in the right a lot more often then the Redskins coaches were last year. It was just his poor relationship and handling of the media that made him come off as the bad guy. Hes a great player and would be a force for any 4-3 defense.

    But the Redskins outrageously over paid him. Even if he was the best DT in the NFL theres no way he should had been paid that much money. Especially with the attitude and character concerns hes been labeled with and the possibly of him losing his drive aftering cashing in a huge contract. Add in the fact that they promised the guy before he signed that they would stay a 4-3 team and then changed to a 3-4 the very next year and put him in position that hes never played before and you can see how horrible a contract it really was.

    What the Redskins wanted Haynesworth to do was completely asinine. The guy was a brick wall when it came to stopping the run but was even better at getting into the backfield. Racking up sacks, forcing fumbles, tackles for losses, and basically causing all out mayhem. And they wanted him become a nose tackle in a 3-4? Whoses job it is is to hold the line and take up as much space as possible. That is insane the guy is meant to be a disrupt force on the other side of the line and you guys want him to clog lanes? Weeks later they tried him at DE but thats even nothing like a dt if a 4-3.

    Its like taking Demarcus Ware the greatest 3-4 olb in the NFL and putting him at outside line backer in a 4-3. He would go from rushing 95% of the time to maybe 20% of the time if hes lucky. Instead of rushing the passer he would be responsible for covering TE, RB, and sometimes slot recievers or waiting reading then reacting to running plays and hopefully getting in the lane and making a tackle before the rb gets 4 yards. Ware might be able to get away with doing that 5% of the time now bc teams arent expecting it but if he had to do it play in and play out offenses would pick him apart and he would be on the bench. If you realize thats what the did to Haynesworth last year then its no wonder the guy couldnt get on the field and make an impact.

    From the very second they started talking to AH’s agent they were already screwing things up. No way another team is going to give them anything in a trade and take on that contract. The only way I would even consider making a trade for him is if the Redskins were will to do a mlb style deal where they take on a significant amount of the guys remaining contract so they get something in return for him while having some monetary relief. It would have to be a large portion of his contract to bc even more then the yearly rate is the length of his contract. No one wants to pay the guy $20 million (or w/e it is) a year so they deffinetely arent going to want to do it for the next 5 years (or w/e it is).

    If they really are that delusional and think that they are going to get anything of value for him without having to pay for it finicially then it shows everyone how they got in this situation in the 1st place. And it also shows you that its probably going to continue to happen in the future bc their still thinking the same way.

  65. macjacmccoy says: Jul 8, 2011 12:06 AM

    I keep reading everyone saying the money is already gone so keep him on the bench for the rest of his contract to punish him and ruin his career.

    That just isnt the case the money isnt gone. He got only around 40 million guranteed. If they cut him now they would still have to pay a big chunch of that money but would save themselves around $40 million give or take in non gauranteed money. Thats why everyone said yes the contract was for over $100 million but in reality it was more like $50 million bc they could cut him half of the way through and not have to pay him any of that remaining non guaranteed contract.

    If they keep the guy on the bench like so many of you are suggesting they will have to pay every bit of that contract incentives excluded. Snyder has the $$$ and you might think he already considers that #100 million spent but your wrong. He knew from the jump that if things went wrong he could cut ties and only have to pay half. So he deffinetly isnt thinking now that “o we gave the guy a contract for $100 mill 2 years ago and I already counted on spending that money so screw it”. Its doesnt work like that anyway these players get paid weekly during the season. Sure owners might know each year what this guy is gonna get paid but they dont know how much money they are gonna bring in. The profits are different each year and bc of that they have to look at what each player is paid each season. Synder isnt saying 100 million and forgetting about it. No he is seeing every week how much money Haynesworth is collecting and how much that money is eating into his profit. No way is the Synder going to let that continue to happen for the life of AHs contract while he sits on the bench when he knows he could cut him and not have to pay more then half of it.

    By the way its not like Shannahan had a choice to pay Haynesworth that $21 million. It was guranteed money that was agreed upon in the contract to be paid by a certian date. You guys act like Shannahan did him a favor. That was Haynesworth money . He actually was kind of a jerk about. Albert already had a right to that money and Shannahan still lauded it over him and forced him to say and to agree to things he didnt want to say or agree with to get it. Haynesworth actually took the high road in that instance. He could have said no coach Im not going to let you hold my money hostage. Im not going to agree or disagree with you and your still going to give me my money or this date or you and the Redskins are going to be sued for breach of contract. Which he had every right to do.

    NFL teams try to get away with this type of bulling all the time. And no matter what you think of the player its wrong. In the NFL its bussiness in the real world is borderline extortion. You cant tell someone they have to do something in order to get something they already earned.

    Its like for example your an accountant. You work all week doing your accounting thing and at the end of the week when your ready to get your pay the boss calls you into his office and says ” Listen I got your money here but Im not going to give it to you unless you agree to clean the toilets everyday before you go home.” You would tell him to go f himself that its your money and you dont have to agree to anything to get it. No one would ever let someone do that to them. So why is Haynesworth the one at fault in this situation. Like I said he took the less confrontational route. He basically said sure Ill clean the toilets. Took the money he was OWED went to work the next day did his normal thing and when the day was over walked right past the boss and the bath room and went home. How is that wrong.

    He like the accountant did what he was orginally hired for if either boss didnt like it fine fire them but dont think for a second that your gonna keep their money too.

  66. dikshuttle says: Jul 8, 2011 1:47 PM

    Fat Albert apologists:

    Stompy is an employee, not a private contractor. He can retire or do the job he’s assigned. He can’t pick and choose his assignments if his bosses aren’t going for it.

    I called this the first week of pre-season LAST YEAR. Bench his sorry SJK.

  67. magicman407 says: Jul 9, 2011 3:08 PM

    decent depth.. Cant invest that kind of money and release him, unless they get something in return like a player or a draft pick AH better learn to play 3-4. AH might be on the bench behind, Jarvis Jenkins, Cullen Jenkins and hopefully Kris Jenkins.

  68. lgwelsh1 says: Jul 10, 2011 2:05 PM

    If you have that much invested in one player you have to find a way to make it work. Albert is going to walk away from this with 40-50 million dollars for doing virtually nothing.

    Figure it out.

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