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.