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Albert Haynesworth to Tampa Bay Bucs for Michael Clayton?

Is there finally a way for the Redskins to save face on the signing of Albert Haynesworth and dispatch him forthwith to another NFL team while simultaneously boosting their corps of wide receivers? Maybe. Maybe not.

Roy Cummings, who covers the Tampa Bay Buccanneers for the Tampa Tribune, thinks there may be. He floated the idea of a Haynesworth-for-Michael Clayton deal in an interview on "Miller & Moulton) on ESPN 770 in Fort Myers on Monday night. (via joebucsfan.com and Pro Football Talk.

"It makes a great deal of sense and here's why: Don't forget. The Buccaneers were the team that offered Albert Haynesworth more money than anybody else in the NFL last year. A lot of people forget that - conveniently want to ignore that fact. ... You know what, I think it makes all kinds of sense. It's a ballsy move. I don't know if he's going to do it. They do want to be young here more than anything. But you know what, if Stylez White can't wake up in these last two preseason games and show them what he's got, why not? Go give it a shot. I mean, money really is not an issue. People don't want to believe that here. Everybody, you know, on your end of things here in Tampa Bay wants to keep talking about money here and money there and how much the Glazers are or are not spending. I can tell you right now, if they think can get Albert Haynesworth, and it ends up becoming a wash in terms of what the payroll is, they'll do it. And they'll go out and get him. And you know what, he'll make the team a better football team in a hurry."

Cummings also points out the connection between Redskins general manager Bruce Allen and Clayton.

"Well, it might happen. ... And let's not forget, Bruce Allen drafted Michael Clayton. ... One thing Bruce Allen will always do as an NFL general manager is try to prove that many mistakes he's made as a general manager were not mistakes at all. He's not good at what he does. And he makes a situation worse by trying to constantly prove that he did not make a mistake in drafting this guy in the first round, second round, third round, ... I wouldn't be surprised to see him do it again."

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 11:50 AM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Redskins  
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Comments

I'd pull the trigger in a heart beat if for nothing else, I would stop hearing about the drummed-up soap opera called AH every time I turn on the damn tv. ... and oh yeah, we need WRs too.

Posted by: ThatGuy2 | August 24, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

"One thing Bruce Allen will always do as an NFL general manager is try to prove that many mistakes he's made as a general manager were not mistakes at all. He's not good at what he does. And he makes a situation worse by trying to constantly prove that he did not make a mistake in drafting this guy in the first round, second round, third round, ... I wouldn't be surprised to see him do it again."

A, that's an impartial assessment of our GM, and it isn't favorable. B, sounds exactly like Jim Bowden (and at least a dozen others).

Posted by: gbooksdc | August 24, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Not exactly a fair trade but anything would be worth it to get rid of this distraction.

At least it would not be to a division rival ;-)

Posted by: FumbledReturns | August 24, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

A, that's an impartial assessment of our GM, and it isn't favorable. B, sounds exactly like Jim Bowden (and at least a dozen others).

Posted by: gbooksdc | August 24, 2010 12:44 PM


I wouldn't be so certain to proclaim Roy Cummings as "impartial." From reader comments on other articles with the same topic, even Tampa Bay fans are ridiculing Cummings as an ill-tempered hack. Who knows what type of relationship he had with Allen in Tampa? I am reminded of how Jason LaCanfora's Insider column began to take a serious Anti-Front Office slant when Danny began restricting his access to the team. Cumming's sharp criticism smells of a jilted journalist.

Doesn't Allen have a Super Bowl ring or two?

Posted by: SuperSkin | August 24, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

No Allen does not have a Super Bowl Ring or two. Allen was with the Raiders from 95-03. During which time the Raiders played in one Super Bowl, and lost to the Buccaneers. His tenure with the Buccaneers started in '04 two years after the same Super Bowl. Rich McKay was the GM for the Buccaneers in '02, (unfortunately) the only year they have won the Super Bowl. So no BA doesn't have any rings...and regardless of my or anyone's opinion of Roy Cummings, I'd have to agree with him that Bruce Allen is not a good GM. But who knows, maybe he'll prove me wrong. Good luck.

Posted by: bucfan57105 | August 24, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

We already have an injury prone 6'4" high draft pick WR, but thanks.

The Haynesworth "drama" isn't as big of a deal as the media is blowing it up to be. I'm putting faith in Shanahan on this one.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 25, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

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