One of the more intriguing draft rumors floating around today involves a new team that may have an interest in acquiring Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth: The Minnesota Vikings.
A league source told PFT that the Vikings are in “hot pursuit” of Haynesworth.
The rumor we heard lines up with something Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune wrote today, indicating ESPN’s John Clayton had mentioned that the Vikings had contacted the Redskins about Haynesworth.
Although Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has said there have been no Haynesworth trade talks, most people believe that Haynesworth would be available.
Haynesworth would seem to be a better fit in the Vikings’ 4-3 defense than in the new 3-4 that the Redskins are installing. In Minnesota, Haynesworth would join a defensive line that already has defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, both of whom are still potentially facing four-game suspensions over a 2008 positive test for a prescription diuretic.