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Report: Redskins may be lowering asking price for Albert Haynesworth

Updated at 3:31 p.m.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday there's a "pretty good" chance Albert Haynesworth will remain with the team, but, as the NFL's 4 p.m. trade deadline approaches, moving the disgruntled, high-priced defensive lineman isn't out of the realm of possibility.

The Redskins, who've been asking for a second-round draft pick in return for Haynesworth, may be lowering their asking price, sources tell Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network.

We'll know soon if those sources are right.

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By Cindy Boren  | October 19, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
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Comments

I disregarded this news when I saw LaCanfora's name being credited.

Posted by: dph60 | October 19, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I heard all the all-you-can-eat buffets in the DC area are pitching in to help defray his salary for any team trading for Fat Albert.

Posted by: nativedc | October 19, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Can we trade Haynesworth but keep that chick he was with in the box on Sunday night?

Posted by: authorofpoetry | October 19, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, I realize that Shanny doesn't always tell the truth, but am I the only one who saw him on Comcast Sportsnet last night after the press conference talking to the lady reporter and saying "it was just a joke?" He said he was just joking with the press because "you guys haven't let me talk about anything else for months and this is the last day." How come no one else got that? Seems pretty basic info to me and I saw him say it.

Posted by: HopeNeverDies | October 19, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

"Can we trade Haynesworth but keep that chick he was with in the box on Sunday night?"

I beleive that was his pregnant stripper girlfriend (maybe not pregnant anymore).

You want her cooties, feel free to ask Fat Al. ;)

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | October 19, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

take less for him,huh?this is the same type of effed up mentality that got this team where it is now,which is nowhere.he is one of the best linemen in the game,so play him dammit,and stop trying to put square pegs in round holes by playing these d-men out of position.albert is NOT A DAM NOSE TACKLE!HE DID NOT GO TO THE PRO BOWL AS A NOSE TAKLE!ALSO,RAKPO IS NOT A DAMM LINEBACKER!HE IS A DEFENSIVE END!this crap of trying to mold these players into what the coaches want them to be is getting old.it's the same shi- that all of the previous knuckle-headed coaches did.nothing has changed in this organization,other than the fact that you've replaced josef with adolph!

Posted by: billydee123 | October 19, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, Shanahan told Kelli Johnson yesterday he was joking about the comment that there was a pretty good chance he'll be with the team. I think the Post needs to be more accurate in this instance and tell the full story. Right now the Post is badly misleading its readers.

I transcribed the interview for another reporter...here's the text:

Q: You said earlier there was a 'pretty good chance he'll still be here' are you still open though to listening to other teams?

Shanny: That was a joke. You know we've been talking about this every day for the last 6 months. The reason why I said it, it keeps on going, and I might as well keep it going because you guys have kept it going forever (he said with a smile). I said a long time ago we weren't going to trade him.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 19, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Trade suggestion: Trade Haynesworth to Houston for Steve Slaton. Houston now has Foster as its feature back and Slaton would add speed to the Redskins running game to go with Torrain. Plus Slaton would be reunited with Kyle Shannahan.

Posted by: DodgerDog | October 19, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins are better with him and Shanny knows it. I believe the coach. He will not be traded.
Shanny has decided he enjoys watching the cat chase the light on the wall from his flashlight. The press, and especially the bloggers, are the cat. The light is the Haynesworth stories.
Hey there members of the media- keep chasing the light. HaHaHaHA

Posted by: MDterpfan | October 19, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I heard all the all-you-can-eat buffets in the DC area are pitching in to help defray his salary for any team trading for Fat Albert.

Posted by: nativedc | October 19, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I heard the opposite!

Haynesworth likes to "create havoc" in buffet lines!

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 19, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, I realize that Shanny doesn't always tell the truth, but am I the only one who saw him on Comcast Sportsnet last night after the press conference talking to the lady reporter and saying "it was just a joke?" He said he was just joking with the press because "you guys haven't let me talk about anything else for months and this is the last day." How come no one else got that? Seems pretty basic info to me and I saw him say it.

Posted by: HopeNeverDies | October 19, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse


Who cares about any of this?

He's a COACH, not the White House Press Secretary! Post readers need to start judging Shanahan by his actions as a head coach, NOT the obligatory platitudes he offers the media!!

What do you want to do? Fire Shanahan because he doesn't tell reporters everything they want to know?

Stop acting as if the media is entitled to truthful answers about ANYTHING from an NFL head coach!

Get real.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 19, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

He's a big guy, but he's gone too far, cause he knows it doesn't matter anyway. he can rely on dan snyder's money, he can rely on dan snyder's money!

Posted by: DontGetIt | October 19, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

A 2nd round pick? Trade him for a bag of chips.

Posted by: McLobo | October 19, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Trade him for anything you can get. He is of no value to the Redskins this year. Just collecting Dannys's Checks!!

Posted by: Tha-1 | October 19, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

This fun has run its course

Either play this guy or get something for him and move on. We joked and clowned about as much as humanely possible about BigBaby Gravy; Time to win the NFC East and try to make the playoffs.

They don't have the depth or the play at that position to let him go. They need a run stopper and pressure and they aren't getting that at NT right now.

Posted by: kahlua87 | October 19, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Tha-1, why are you commenting on this piece? This blog entry was obviously meant for people who follow the Redskins. Since you just outed yourself as someone who doesn't follow the team, why even comment?

And yes, it's obvious you don't follow the team since you just admitted you didn't watch the Redskins win over Philly in which Haynesworth made a huge impact.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 19, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

How about trading him to San Diego for Vincent Jackson?

Posted by: nrjlh | October 19, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather trade Shanahan than Haynesworth.

Posted by: richardshaker | October 19, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth does not like the 3-4. He might have a good reason. Before, defense in top 5, NOW LAST

Posted by: devore07 | October 19, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Here it is, for what it's worth, from a fan for 46 years:

Danny Boy should have never thrown cash at this character. Snyder, unable to see very deeply into anything, is incapable of identifying skilled players who are likely to deteriorate into jelly once their bank accounts fill up. He doesn't see it, doesn't get it at all, is unable to understand how poisonous locker-room dynamics become when one player, having done nothing for the team, is knighted with a ridiculous salary. IT HURTS and is destructive, every time.

A handful of truly skilled people who are decent guys, have humble personalities, who give it their all, and who genuinely make all their teammates look better than they are - CAN get high salaries and NOT be a locker-room menace. Not Haynesworth.

The Redskins do not need any more prima donnas or has-beens. They need young, driven players who really want to play and make it in the NFL and who earn the respect of their teammmates. McNabb is an interim QB on a rebuilding team. This is another rebuilding year.

Shanahan is not a bad coach -- probaby the best we've had in the Snyder era. Bruce Allen -- we'll leave the jury out on that one. Snyder - Well, he's meddled and effed up his team a bit less this year than usual, so I suppose we should applaud that.

But at the end of the day, these guys are professional athletes, yes, but also human beings. One overpaid loser comes in and acts superior to everybody else - and that's it. Locker room dead. Owner trust zilch. That's what happened here, and once again Snyder must take the blame.

How does Washington create a legit winner? Only one chance, no other. Snyder must disappear and leave the team alone. He must let Shanahan and Allen do their thing and go home until the season is over. Dan Snyder epitomize football mediocrity and it comes through his every word and action. He's fortunate to have two football pros like Shanahan and Allen to POSSIBLY rescue Snyder from himself - but only possibly. The Snyder ego must stop. Little Napolean needs to head off to Corsica and leave his NFL team alone.

Otherwise, expect failure, disaster, problems, bad blood, poor trades, and overpaid fat guys and has-beens. Why? Because that, dear fans, is what characterizes a Dan Snyder football team.

- D

Posted by: dstafford2 | October 19, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Along with dumping Fat Al, why not dump the genius who signed him and gave him all that $$$. I think that would improve 'Skins outlook more than anything.

Posted by: ctenwith | October 19, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I say trade both shanahans in an immediate package deal for Gregg Williams. I'm betting both would be fired before the end of the season.

Posted by: dcjazzman | October 19, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

How can the Redskins move this guy? He's so fat, he can't move himself. You're looking at nothing more than a $100 million door stop.

Posted by: fitzroysq | October 19, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Ok, you are never going to get ALbert to play up to his potential. He won't do it for millions of dollars, he won't do it out of a sense of personal pride, he won't do it for a sense of commitment to the team that made him the highest paid defensive player in history. Move on. Ship him out for two cents on the dollar.

Jason LaCanfora: spent years trying to convince us that the Skins were going nowhere while being run by unprofessional know-nothings, when the easy route would have been ignoring the 1o years of stench and playing to the homer sentiment. It's like complaining that the Titanic lookout ruined your martini with all that shouting about icebergs. Or something.

Posted by: minorthread | October 19, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

I'd find the "source" and fire him or her immediately. This BS does not need to be public knowledge even IF it is true. How does it feel to be a gossip monger?

Posted by: pjohn2 | October 19, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Trade AH for a dog, and then shoot the dog.
Albert, and Shanny are never going to mend the fence so get what you can for him. Seems like the only option left.

Posted by: coastallp74 | October 19, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Another great financial mess from Danny Buck$ I wonder how he is so successful outside of football. Keep the big load MAKE HIM PLAY. We can use a big plie of doody to keep the center clear. You watch we trade him for nothing, he goes to another team who let's him PLAY and he becomes a super-star. We just beat him up AND pay him!!! What a f-n mess this team is.

Posted by: aginsburg | October 19, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Anything from JLC is complete bunk.......thank god he is no longer on here....though the 'REDSKINS INSIDER' tag is always...ahem....questionable.

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | October 19, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

When I want to find the best information on the Redskins, I listen to Kelli Johnson. If Snyder was smart he would have her hosting the Redskins Nation. Clearly she has the confidence and trust of the players. Everything else is just conversation and entertainment.

Posted by: MTalleyMon | October 19, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Put him the "Blue Light Special" aisle

Posted by: tripferguson1 | October 19, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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