La Canfora says trade of Haynesworth is "very likely"

A year ago, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder recommended former team beat writer Jason La Canfora for Adam Schefter’s old job at NFL Network.  Many thought that Snyder simply wanted to get La Canfora out of his team’s backyard, given an at-times adversarial relationship between La Canfora and the franchise.

But even though La Canfora’s beat now includes the other 31 teams, too, he’s surely still got a soft spot for the Redskins.  And he’s currently pushing a story that the team officially has been denying.  Vehemently.

A day after coach Mike Shanahan insisted that there has been no trade talk regarding defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, La Canfora reports (via our corporate siblings at Rotoworld) that a draft week trade of the 2009 free-agent acquisition is “very likely.”

Though Haynesworth currently has a contract very conducive to a trade, with as a practical matter three years, $16 million, and $9 million guaranteed, the fact that he received $20 million on April 1 could be an issue.  The Redskins surely will want some of that money back from him, and he’d likely be willing to return some of it — especially if his new team would be willing to reimburse him via some new money.

44 responses to “La Canfora says trade of Haynesworth is "very likely"

  1. I say make him stay and earn his paycheck. he doesn’t like the new defense?tough for what they are paying him he better learn to like it. if I am shanahan he plays every down in shape or not.and if they trade him why would the other team pay him to leave the skins?he wants out so bad then pay up or shut up!

  2. La Canfora was very poor as the Redskins beat writer for the Washington Post. He rarely had inside information, rarely broke a story before the nationals and demonstrated a huge bias towards certain players that seemed to be directly related to the information they gave him, rather than their actions on or off the playing field.
    I suppose he might have got better sources now after the changes in front office and coaching staff because he had burnt most of his bridges with the organisation long before scuttling off to the NFL network.
    However, with regards to Haynesworth, La Canfora has been conspicuously wrong in the past; stating, just before the start of last year’s free agency period, that there was no chance that the Redskins would try to sign Haynesworth because they didn’t have enough cap room to sign him.
    That was what most Redskins fans wanted to read at the point. It is a pity it was so completely without basis.

  3. well hey hey hey…..
    there goes fat albert!!!!
    I wouldn’t give my bubble gum wrapper for him!

  4. superdons says:
    April 19, 2010 4:56 PM
    Very likely. Based on what knowledge?
    LaCanfora’s good, and he is well connected with the Redskins. I think he should be considered a pretty reliable source.
    And he certainly is under no obligation to reveal his source to you.

  5. yea how does he know this? Assuming does not mean “very likely” — I call BS.

  6. Why would any team return any money to him? Hes overpaid as it is. Any team that trades for him would be foolish to gives any extra money to him or the Redskins. They made the stupid acquisition let them keep him.

  7. Haynesworth, McIntosh, and Portis (salary dump) to the Lions for DE/DT Andre Fluellen, No. 66 overall this year, and a 3d Rd pick in 2011?

  8. The dude cashed in and really hasn’t been too worried about much of anything since then.
    Very few scrubbish guys can get that amount of money and stay motivated. And, face it, Haynesworth is one of the King Scrubs….

  9. Who would be dumb enough to pay this guy AGAIN up front? The only way he should get any additional coin for joining a new team is if it’s back end loaded (the ol’ carrot on a stick). It’s the only way Fat Albert will give any effort. Period.

  10. JLC is still pissed that he started getting scoped by John Keim of the Washington Examiner. Gotta love a guy that is still pissed at the Redskins because they started giving out there information to a newpaper like the examiner instead of the Washington Post. PS JLC its not personal you just suck.

  11. Fat Albert has never been a fan favorite or team player type of guy, but the simple fact is that even at 70 percent he’s still the best tackle in the game today. As a skins fan, I can honestly say that most of our fans have about as much of a clue as snyder. Fat Al is just another TO type player. He has his haters out there but anyone who knows the game can appreciate this guy’s talent.

  12. If the Giants can pull off this trade with the Rams for the first pick in the second round, I would call Shanahan and see what the asking price is….Im not giving up a 2nd round pick for him, more likely a 3rd or less

  13. well he won’t lose any money. So a trade is very possible. But who other than the titans would trade for him?

  14. Forgot to add Cliff Avril in the proposed deal as a 3-4 OLB in the rush position.

  15. Seattle runs the 4-3, has 2 first rounders, and a philty rich owner who wants to win now. Send one away for AH and grab an OT with the other.

  16. Keep him and make him play every down. Make his life so miserable that he starts to show conduct detrimental to the team. Then suspend he ass and demand money back. Make him hate being in Washington so much he wants to give money back to get out.

  17. c’mon lions!! get pacman, haynesworth and draft a CB and this is a wildcard team in 2010.

  18. Haynesworth and the #4 pick to St.Louis for #1.
    -terrible trade idea. Won’t happen.

  19. SUPERDON! damn, haven’t heard that one since high school … the “family” we used to call them … no, soft, med and so forth …

  20. Oakland needs to trade a 2nd and a 6th for Haynesworth, then sign Keith Bullock.

  21. The Atlanta Falcons n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-need to go after Albert, he’s the missing piece of the puzzle on defense as the pass rush up the middle and therefore on the ends sukked rokk balls(John Abraham only had 5.5 sacks) and will automatically command extra attention that a dude like Thomas Johnson or fragile & unproven Peria Jerry can’t supply no matter how much inconsistent effort Albert gives on Sundays and his current status with the Redskins is the ideal situation to acquire him for greater value than he commanded last year in free agency so I think a package of this years 3rd rounder (#83) plus run stopping DE Jamaal Anderson who should do well in the 3-4 plus another conditional pick this year or next plus maybe S Erik Coleman to make room for William Moore would be decent recompense for a player not fitting into the Redskins long term plans and if special treatment or turning the other cheek is required for him on the practice field Monday-Saturday or in the locker room than that’ll be tolerated and the Falcons can play him at DE in their scant 3-4 looks they had last year or take him off the field in the rotation.

  22. Errrrrrr…. I am not a Redskins fan, infact I think most of their fans are idiots but they are right about La Confora. He wasnt a good beat writer for the Skins. He’s a closet Ravens fan.

  23. if there was a way to get this fat man motivated i would love for him to be a viking and take over for fat pat. patty is one of my all time favorite vikes but is also 38 years old. like someone said, even at %70 go haynesworth is still one of the better DTs in the league. unfortunately, he sure seems like he just wants to get paid, get fat and not play much football.

  24. pipe dream, but D Line of Wimbley, Haynesworth, Kelly, and Seymour, with McClain at #8 solves being dfl in giving up yards against the run, to pretty much top against the run.
    Nnamdi shutting down half the field, Mitchell coming on

  25. talk about an f’d up org…pay this bum 30 mil for 1 yr…you 4skins wonder why your org is a joke? LMFAO.
    cellar dwellars for many yrs to come suckas!!!
    Hail to the boys!!!!Soon to be SB champs!!!!

  26. Lions a wildcard….LOL
    How about the saints…dont the Skins need a LT for McStabbed?
    LT Jamal Brown + a 4th rd for Big Al
    How does this guy go ( 1 year ago)from the most dominate defensive player to a bum???? Come on guys he is stiall a beast
    Saints are in a win now mode, this makes sense

  27. I hope this isn’t the case, but perhaps the Lions are looking to reunite Shanny and Scheffler by trading Tony and a third for Albert? Then the Lions can take Okung with the first?
    Sheesh, I hope not, for the Lions sake.

  28. I agree with you Slick. J.Brown and a 4th or possibly 5th for Albert and we will definitely pair him in the middle with big Sedrick. Hell at that point AP may fumble 6 times on opening night and Princess Favre could be sacked 7 or 8 times along with the 3 INT’S he is sure to throw.

  29. # wyoff says: April 19, 2010 5:40 PM
    Is this La Canfora guy ever right?
    NOPE..but at least he can sit on the front porch and count the chickens in the backyard.

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