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Pete Carroll's Seahawks were interested in Haynesworth

When it appeared more likely that the Redskins would attempt to get rid of Albert Haynesworth before next season, the Seattle Seahawks were often mentioned as a potential destination. Turns out the Seahawks were actively researching Haynesworth to see whether they wanted to add the lineman.

"We started the process, because we thought maybe they weren't gonna be able to come to a deal and they were gonna make him available," Carroll said Thursday on the LaVar and Dukes Show. "But it didn't work out that way."

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio latched onto Carroll's admission of interest, pointing out that this could be a violation of the league's anti-tampering policy. Florio quotes the policy like so:

"Any public or private statement of interest, qualified or unqualified, in another club's player to that player's agent or representative, or to a member of the news media, is a violation of this Anti-Tampering Policy."

Carroll's interest was qualified, in that he wondered the same thing many current and former players have wondered in recent weeks: whether Haynesworth is actually in love with playing football.

"It sends up some immediate flags," Carroll said, when asked about Haynesworth staying away from Ashburn this offseason. "You've got some questions now, and you want to know why. But for me, I'm not gonna make a decision, a declaration on something like that without knowing the player, hearing the situation and gathering as much as you can. You don't ever really know the whole story until you dig in, and so therefore I don't.

"We were interested in the thought of him because he's such a fantastic payer, but [it depends] if he wants to play the game. That's what you have to figure out. Where's the love of the game in all of this, and where does this all fit in? Because regardless of what [position] you're playing him, if his heart isn't in it 1,000 percent, and he wants to be great and be a part of a great team, then you need to get another guy."

In other Haynesworth news, I've now read about 1,000 jokes that there wasn't actually an earthquake Friday morning, it was merely Haynesworth setting foot in the D.C. area. Other variations I've seen on Twitter:

* Btw, that wasn't an earthquake - it was Joe Finley out for a morning jog.

* Livan Hernandez fell out of bed.

* The DC Earthquake finds a doorway for shelter when it sees Strasburg coming.

* Slept through an earthquake this morning. Assumed it was Haynesworth getting out of his car.

* There was no earthquake; Albert Haynesworth just fell out his bed last night.

* It wasn't a earthquake in the DMV, Checkers ran out of burgers and Albert Haynesworth went ballistic.

* Looks like Albert Haynesworth has set foot in DC! What's that you say? Oh sorry, it was just an earthquake.

And so on and so forth.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 16, 2010; 10:58 AM ET
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Comments

That is pretty low...a cheapshot....LOLOL LMBO

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | July 16, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

That wasn't an Earthquake, Albert Haynesworth: (take your pick)

Sneezed
Farted
Sharted
Rolled over
Tried to touch his toes
Pushed away from the Buffet (not likely)
Was using Coinstar
Chasing the ice cream truck
Girl Scout cookie order arriving

That's my time; tip your waiter...

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 16, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

That's it for me. I'll be back when the Haynesworth fixation has run its course. Save my seat.

Posted by: bethesdaguy | July 16, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Everyone is interested in his talents but he is a baby that cries at every stop until he gets his way 100% or else he sits in the corner and pouts

Posted by: Bious | July 16, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth stepped off the plane in DC today at 5:05am...

Posted by: TonyThompsonJr | July 16, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Heard the interview and took Carroll to mean that when Seahawks were looking at the possibility of going after Haynesworth -- they had to decide whether Fat Albert is showing any real interest in playing this season.

His no-show at the minicamp led them to figure out that his heart isn't in it... and thus, they decided to look elsewhere.

I also wonder how much longer it'll take the Redskins to reach a similar conclusion.

Posted by: Vic1 | July 16, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Let me guess who came up with the Joe Finley crack...

Posted by: CapsNut | July 16, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth is a fat man. So when he moves, the earth shakes.

That's it.
That is the joke.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | July 16, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

as Birdman from Cash Money says, 'youre either in the huddle or you're out the huddle homie'

Posted by: ryjufox3 | July 16, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is not a fantastic "payer". If so, he'd pay back $40 million dollars.

Posted by: ethat001 | July 16, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

That's it for me. I'll be back when the Haynesworth fixation has run its course. Save my seat.

Posted by: bethesdaguy
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I feel you!! You've inspired me-I'm doing the same thing. So tired of AH stories/comments

Posted by: ArmchairGM | July 16, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

That noise you heard at 8:05 this morning was the sound of Big Al`s wallet falling off the night stand!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | July 16, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Dan,

FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT! EVERYONE IS SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING ANYTHING ABOUT
FAT ALBERT..UNLESS HE HAPPENED TO BE TRADED.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | July 17, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Yo Pete, frankly you can have Fat Albert, but you can't be tampering w/ players under contract to another team. No wonder you left Southern Cal a few steps ahead of the sheriff.

Posted by: randysbailin | July 17, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

"Yo Pete, frankly you can have Fat Albert, but you can't be tampering w/ players under contract to another team. No wonder you left Southern Cal a few steps ahead of the sheriff.

Posted by: randysbailin "

Yo Randysbailin, the redskins gave permission to Albert to seek a deal or trade else where. Florio is an idiot and can't report the bottom of his shoe. Don't follow in his footsteps, use common sense of how the NFL works first.

Posted by: balakoth | July 18, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

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