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Jets not interested in Haynesworth


In recent years, a pipeline of sorts has been established between the Jets and the Patriots.  Unwanted by one team, a player finds his way onto the other team’s roster.

But that approach has its limits.  The Pats had no interest in Vernon Gholston, even though some still believe that New England bluffed the Jets into taking him with the sixth pick in the 2008 draft.  And now the Jets have no interest in Albert Haynesworth, a failed New England offseason acquisition.

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Jets don’t want Haynesworth. The fact that the Jets run a 3-4 likely was a major factor, given that Haynesworth wants nothing to do with that specific defensive alignment.

Any team that wants him has until 4:00 p.m. ET Wednesday to submit a waiver claim.

Given that no claims were made for Leigh Bodden, the last veteran defender jettisoned by the Pats, it would be a surprise if anyone attempts to secure dibs on a guy who has shown little interest in being the best football player he can be since winning the NFL’s version of the Powerball jackpot in 2009.

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29 Responses to “Jets not interested in Haynesworth”
  1. eaglesw00t says: Nov 9, 2011 9:09 AM

    How is it news that a team doesnt want a player??

  2. greenpacker says: Nov 9, 2011 9:10 AM

    in other news, Jets are not interested in signing me either.

  3. revrondog says: Nov 9, 2011 9:11 AM

    I don’t even think MacDonalds would be interested in Haynesworth.

  4. saintsfan1111 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:22 AM

    He’s done and he deserves to be done.

  5. prettytonyt says: Nov 9, 2011 9:23 AM


    i would take a look at haynesworth if i were the jets during the offseason, but right now? hell no.

  6. thridandlong says: Nov 9, 2011 9:24 AM

    Biggest Loser is auditioning !

  7. klunge says: Nov 9, 2011 9:24 AM

    The only people interested in Haynesworth are those con artists who like to swindle athletes with “investment opportunities”.

  8. pkrjones says: Nov 9, 2011 9:25 AM

    Instead of 32 individual posts of teams that aren’t interested in this turd, why not one stating that Albert is still (and will be for a long time) waiting for a call?

  9. phillyrick22 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:27 AM

    the eagles FO should just take a chance with this dude… we signed every other overrated player there is, might as well sign another one since this season is a wash… Fire Andy Reid!!! only keep washburn, maybe keep mudd too… i wouldnt mind trading vick before the draft and finagle that plus maybe another pick in order to get andrew luck! we need a regular QB, unconventional QBs have never won SBs…

  10. dumplingsrbrown says: Nov 9, 2011 9:28 AM

    He’s obviously too lazy to do the required amount of sh*t talking it takes to be a Jet.

  11. gatorgar says: Nov 9, 2011 9:29 AM

    Thank God!

  12. rexismybff says: Nov 9, 2011 9:29 AM

    They just don’t want to try to undue 2 1/2 years of horrendous coaching at the hands of Shanny and BB.

    Poor guy – outside of waffle eating contests, he’ll probably never reach his full potential now.

  13. lockoftheweak says: Nov 9, 2011 9:30 AM

    ESPN lists Haynesworth played 6 games with 2 solo tackles.
    That’s only two more than I have.

  14. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 9:31 AM

    NE dumped him, Skins dumped him, Titans and Jets don’t want him. Only 28 more posts to go.

  15. AlanSaysYo says: Nov 9, 2011 9:36 AM

    He didn’t pass his foot physical.

  16. steelersmichele says: Nov 9, 2011 9:43 AM

    Maybe Haynesworth can join forces with another former player that no one wants–T.O.–and they can do a television show together that no one will want to watch.

  17. toegoat says: Nov 9, 2011 9:45 AM

    Tiki is Flabbergasted

  18. cardiovascularendurance says: Nov 9, 2011 9:48 AM

    How can someone in this country seriously not know how to spell McDonalds??

  19. fummer34 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:54 AM

    As much as I dont like Haynesworth as a Bucs fan hes alot better than McCargo. Plz dont know this season away

  20. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Nov 9, 2011 9:55 AM

    “”If, God forbid, I get cut from this team, I know I can go out there and play for another team, but I feel like this is going to be my last place I’m going to play,” he said. “If it doesn’t work out here, I’m not going to play anywhere else.””

    Haynesworth said the above in September.
    Not that he’s a man of his word anyway, but we’ll see….

  21. phillycheez says: Nov 9, 2011 9:59 AM

    Patiently awaiting the headline “Eagles not interested in Haynesworth”

  22. 6ball says: Nov 9, 2011 10:20 AM


    The jets don’t want a tackle who won’t tackle? How about we throw in a fish that won’t swim and a bird that won’t fly?


  23. dcfan4life says: Nov 9, 2011 10:21 AM

    If Haynesworth could’nt motivate himself to be paid the additional $60 million he could have gotten with the Redskins with that ridiculous contract (was paid less than $40 million mind you), and then couldn’t motivate himself to play well for one of the best head coaches and organizations in all of pro sports, well then hes never going to be motivated.

  24. sadskinsfan89 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:32 AM

    I was hoping he would still be on the pats by the time they came to fedex.

  25. nineroutsider says: Nov 9, 2011 11:22 AM

    I remember when Patriot castoffs were like finding gold…wow how fast that defense has fallen.

  26. mondzy805 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:44 AM

    Yeah they are. Hype player + Hype Team- Match in heaven.

  27. crashdog says: Nov 9, 2011 11:47 AM

    The Jets met their quota for fat loud-mouthed whiners when they hired Rex

  28. Patskrieg dot com says: Nov 9, 2011 11:47 AM

    I wasn’t sure if I’d ever say this, but I wouldn’t even wish this guy on the Jets. What a slouch.

  29. david7590 says: Nov 9, 2011 1:00 PM

    Why would they want him? They could learn more about the Patriots defense by watching film then asking him since he almost never played or practiced. I doubt he ever even looked at his playbook.

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