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Haynesworth predicament is Redskins' trickiest of offseason

If there's anyone who actually believes the Redskins have not discussed trading defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, I'll give you a great deal on some beachfront property in Arizona.

Despite their recent public denials, the Redskins have actively tried to trade Haynesworth since shortly after a January meeting with coaches at Redskins Park in which the Pro Bowler made it clear he had no interest in becoming a 3-4 nose tackle, multiple people familiar with the situation have said for weeks.

The Redskins have known for some time what they could expect to receive from other teams in exchange for the two-time all-pro. And to be sure, there is a market for Haynesworth, arguably the league's most dominant defensive player during the 2007-08 seasons. But the Redskins, obviously, have not received the type of offers they want. They are believed to be seeking at least a second-round pick for Haynesworth.

After all, it probably would be difficult for owner Daniel Snyder to accept receiving a pick lower than that after having paid Haynesworth $32 million in 14 months. So the reality is Haynesworth might remain on the roster.

Haynesworth likely will be with the team for the 2010 season if he is not moved during the draft, one of the sources said. The three-day event begins Thursday in New York City.

So, what should the Redskins expect if Haynesworth stays with them? As we reported, Haynesworth will participate in all mandatory team events as defined by the collective bargaining agreement. He plans to attend the mandatory three-day minicamp that begins June 16 and report to training camp.

Haynesworth is very smart, people who know him well say, and he understands what he must to do ensure he receives the remaining $9 million he is guaranteed to receive from the Redskins. He does not want to risk exposing himself to potential fines and disciplinary action, so he'll do what he has to do.

Of course, he might not be very happy. Haynesworth was miserable last season as a three-technique (the position he has played his entire career) in a 4-3 scheme under former defensive coordinator Greg Blache. And Coach Mike Shanahan wants Haynesworth to play a position he does not want to play in a scheme that's unfamiliar to him. That's probably not a good combination, especially if the Redskins expect Haynesworth to be productive.

On Tuesday, one of the Redskins' veteran team leaders informed me he had repeatedly reached out to Haynesworth recently in an attempt to persuade him to report to last weekend's minicamp. He also encouraged Haynesworth to give the new regime a chance. Haynesworth, the player wrote in a text message, doesn't want to be part of what the Redskins are doing as long as it involves him playing nose tackle.
Haynesworth has nothing personal against Shanahan, one source told me. In fact,
Haynesworth actually enjoyed his two meetings with Shanahan and respects the two-time Super Bowl winner. It's not personal for Haynesworth; it's just business.

I don't know whether it's personal for Shanahan. But Shanahan has said his offseason program is not "voluntary" in his mind, and Haynesworth plans to blow off all but three days. Judging by the expression on Shanahan's face when we asked him about Haynesworth's situation during the owners' meetings in Orlando, he was somewhat perturbed.

Players have told me they're already tired of answering questions about Haynesworth, and it's only April. I'm sure they'll be downright giddy about the situation if Haynesworth, as expected, skips the three-day minicamp that begins May 7.

In the past few days, there have been reports ranging from it is "very likely" Haynesworth will be moved to he will not be traded. Hopefully for Redskins fans, Shanahan will choose wisely.

By Jason Reid  |  April 21, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Jason Reid , Mike Shanahan  
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Comments

Dam you, Quickbeep McNewhread...

About Redskin needs.... When they pick, the should not only pick for the upcoming season, but keep in mind the needs of the team three years from now when it has a new coach and GM.

Posted by: TheCork | April 21, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse


If there's anyone who actually believes the Redskins have not discussed trading defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, I'll give you a great deal on some beachfront property in Arizona.--REDSKIN INSIDER


Apparently Jason hasn't been keeping up on Tectonic Plate News. Beachfront Property in Arizona is a pretty good investment, these days.

Posted by: TheCork | April 21, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

When is this slob happy? Only when his pockets are straight I guess. If we don't get at least a 2nd for him make his life miserable. I can already see the half assed effort he will give playing nose tackle.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | April 21, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

"You dangle him in trade chatta to give him the feeling that, "Hey, this game is a business, pal," then send him the Tiger Woods route of rehab and confessional and a major financial contribution to family and women's groups."

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 21, 2010 1:37 PM

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And you don't think Ben knows this? MistaMaroon. You think Ben needs a false trade rumor to set him straight? Oi
You'd think we are living in the 13th century to see how gullible some people really are. I bet you believe in God, too.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

News?

Posted by: MadeRED | April 21, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

"If there's anyone who actually believes the Redskins have not discussed trading defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, I'll give you a great deal on some beachfront property in Arizona."

Really? Near Lake Havasu? I'll take it.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

LEAVE FAT ALBERT ALONE.

Let's at least get our owners money's worth. The dude will destroy our whole line if he goes back to Tenn. when we play them this year. Jeff Fisher will be laughing at the Redskin coaches for letting him go back to Tenn. with a FAT paycheck to play out the rest of his career in happiness.

WE BETTER KEEP THE FAT DUDE!!!

Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | April 21, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

where the F is McNabbs' extension, this is highly unusual (see every other trade for marquis player)

worried, Haynesworth smokescreen

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 12:02 PM

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You really don't pay attention to anything do you? For the hundreth time, per the CBA, a player can't get an extention until a year has passed since his last contract negotiation. Please understand this and stop asking the same question over and over again.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 16, 2010 6:30 PM

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

...Bench him. Send a message.

oh - from last thred:

lol. A little surprised you'd go there, Learned - aren't you all about skewlin'?

Tudor electric was great. Had one of those from the 40's, too. Not so sure an adroid app of those would work, tho... lol.

...it may be a bit like the 'fart' app.

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 21, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 21, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

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@Adam_Schefter Pats owner Robert Kraft confirms Tom Brady available for two 8th round picks. 1 minute ago


WHAT??? How do we NOT jump all over this.
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@Adam_Schefter Colts owner Bill Polian confirms Peyton Manning available for two 1st round picks. 1 minute ago

Whaaaaaaaaa???
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@Adam_Schefter Steelers owner Art Rooney confirms Ben Roethlisberger available for top ten pick. 1 minute ago
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Does anybody not named MistaMaroon need a slide ruler to figure this out?
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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I bet you believe in God, too.

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse
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Imagine missing on that bet.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 21, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I would think we could trade Albert for a late first. I am shocked by the 2nd 3rd round pick thing.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I say we take Douglas Murray, #3 (and Big Red alum) for our OL. Seems to know how to push the pile ...

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20092010,3,154

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 21, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Twitter
@Adam_Schefter Pats owner Robert Kraft confirms Tom Brady available for two 8th round picks. 1 minute ago

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 21, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Who gives a damn hell about Fat "Out of Breath" Albert. Self first, team second. My kind of guy. Piece of turd.

Posted by: getitritegov | April 21, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Dik, electric football was a religion. Do you remember the Monday Night Football Edition with the lights?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't care how much power Shanahan wields. I just can't fathom how Synder would pay 30 million already and only get a second rounder in return. 30 million for 12 games and Synder would sign off on a trade? Come on man!

Posted by: rich20ssu | April 21, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

redskins have signed every available 3rd string defensive tackle they can find so they can jettison Heiniesworth asap. no wonder big al doesn't want to be here --- the DL on this team will be to tie up a blocker or two and let the LB do the tackling / blitzing, glory work.

Posted by: djv123 | April 21, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

After pocketing $30million, Albert is now making business decisions. Shows how much motivation $30 million buys you.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 21, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth debacle = Dan Snyder's $40,000,000 fine for pretending he knew how to run a football team.

Posted by: mack1 | April 21, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

skinshaveagm

"You'd think we are living in the 13th century to see how gullible some people really are. I bet you believe in God, too."

Actually, I'm a hardcore atheist just has you are hard on the core on my shaft.

Let go before you choke to death.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 21, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

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heh heh

Robots actually think the Rooneys WANT to trade Ben.

Heavens to Betsy gullible people actually think the Rooneys are fabricating trade rumors to scare Ben strait and that everyone knows this except Ben.

God Damn, I've seen it all

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

skinshaveaGM is quickly vaulting periculum for the most recognizable, and thus the most ignored, poster on this blog. Thank god for repetitious style.

Posted by: psps23 | April 21, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Twitter
@Adam_Schefter the popcorn you're eating has been pissed in. Film at eleven.

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 21, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Ruthlessboinker suspended for 6 games, per PFT... 1 game for every half-inch, according to the girl making the allegations (the "allegator", as the great Mayor Marion B might say).

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Conventional wisdom: Skins are the most unpredictable and @ #4 are in the position to most shake up the draft.

What will happen: Skins use the #4 pick for Trent Williams or Russell Okung.

Also, I'm revising my "Okung will be a Lion" prediction, but only a little ... now, I'm saying "Lions will pick Okung or Williams."

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

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The Rooneys trade a Superbowl MVP, and who quite honestly is a good reciever who like Ben has never been convicted, for a 5th round pick because he smokes weed.

If the Rooneys were soooo self-righteous, you'd think they'd settle for a late 1st rounder for Ben.

Unless of course...nah

If I'm on your shaft, MistaMaroon, then you are gay. Embrace it, don't use it to mock me dummy!

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

"skinshaveaGM is quickly vaulting periculum for the most recognizable, and thus the most ignored, poster on this blog."


It's easy to sit back and throw stones at what folks have to say.

At least periculum comes with an idea or two to legitimize himself.

If we are all going bowl down to name-calling criticism, I'm game.

But I think it takes away from folks feeling free to throw out ideas to discuss--and that's what keeps this thing flowin'.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 21, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Ruthlessboinker suspended for 6 games, per PFT... 1 game for every half-inch, according to the girl making the allegations (the "allegator", as the great Mayor Marion B might say).

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 2:03 PM

The headline I read was "Little Ben Gets Big Ben Suspended"

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

(the "allegator", as the great Mayor Marion B might say).


I have a few "allegators" living in the lake behind my house!

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 21, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Great Mayor Marion B? That's an example of what is wrong in society.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | April 21, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Dik, electric football was a religion. Do you remember the Monday Night Football Edition with the lights?
Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 1:53 PM

Growing up I had a friend or two who had electric football, and I just never got into it. Just too chaotic for me. But when Mattell came out with their hand held “electronic” football…….had to have it. I got it for xmas when I was in the 6th grade. That present was my personal red ryder bb gun. I had found all of my other presents in their hiding places prior to xmas morning, but my parents were apparently on to me because they hid the football game at the neighbors, who brought it over later xmas day with an “oh, you accidentally left this under our tree”…..best xmas EVER.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 21, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

If Big Al is in shape, I can't see how Shanny can just blow off a 42 million dollar investment for essentially one year.

I don't think money bags Mr. Snyder would ever get over paying Big Al $42 mil, especially if Big Al is getting his butt in shape.

What if Big Al measures up to all the Redskins thought he would be somewhereselse because Shanny traded him for philosophical differences.

I feel there would be a smouldering resentment by Snyder against Shanny that could never be repaired, not even a Super Bowl.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | April 21, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Bingo, we have a winner for new craziest coach in the NFL. And it's really no surprise...

Per PFT: Pete Carroll has started to tweet links to songs in an effort to give fans hints about his draft picks. "Try 2 figure it out!" Carroll writes.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

If there's anyone who actually believes the Redskins have not discussed trading defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, I'll give you a great deal on some beachfront property in Arizona.--REDSKIN INSIDER


Apparently Jason hasn't been keeping up on Tectonic Plate News. Beachfront Property in Arizona is a pretty good investment, these days.

Posted by: TheCork | April 21, 2010 1:39 PM
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There IS actually some nice beachfront properties in AZ at their various lakes, such as Lake Havasu in the western part of the state. Right now there are great real estate values in that area, too, so J Reid's point is completely moot.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth debacle = Dan Snyder's $40,000,000 fine for pretending he knew how to run a football team.

Posted by: mack1 | April 21, 2010 1:57 PM


I think that would be a fair penalty for the past decade.

Posted by: will_ga | April 21, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

If there's anyone who actually believes the Redskins have not discussed trading defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, I'll give you a great deal on some beachfront property in Arizona.--REDSKIN INSIDER


Apparently Jason hasn't been keeping up on Tectonic Plate News. Beachfront Property in Arizona is a pretty good investment, these days.

Posted by: TheCork | April 21, 2010 1:39 PM
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There ARE actually some nice beachfront properties in AZ at their various lakes, such as Lake Havasu in the western part of the state. Right now there are great real estate values in that area, too, so J Reid's point is completely moot, ironically.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Bingo, we have a winner for new craziest coach in the NFL. And it's really no surprise...

Per PFT: Pete Carroll has started to tweet links to songs in an effort to give fans hints about his draft picks. "Try 2 figure it out!" Carroll writes.


Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully it includes the Jeffersons theme song, "Movin on Up"

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 21, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

"If there's anyone who actually believes the Redskins have not discussed trading defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, I'll give you a great deal on some beachfront property in Arizona."

Really? Near Lake Havasu? I'll take it.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 1:44 PM
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Nice! Beat me to it. I just didn't read far enought down. lol

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Overpaid, out of shape, over-rated, selfish, self-centered, egotistical, pompous, and knucklehead.

When he plays, he is certainly one of the best - problem is, he takes the paycheck but is not willing to work under the terms of his employer paying him that check...he'll do whatever he needs to stay legal but nothing more.

Nice job Danny and Vinny....at least of you is gone.

Posted by: outrbnksm | April 21, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

It would be kind of foolhardy to not keep Moss, Thomas, Kelly, and Mitchell. The upside of the three young guys should not be trifled with too lightly.

We know now after they actually got some chance to showcase themselves that they actually can be good NFL receivers.

Those three are a solid receiver base to build upon as any in the NFL.

This is also why, I am not adverse to picking up Terrel Owens as an addition to them. I have the faith that if Shanny should make such a move that he would be the coach to make it work out for the Skins, Owens, and his young Corps.

Owens and Moss would be the experienced leaders of our young Corps to help propel them to the levels they need to perform at.

Lest we forget, McNabb and Owens went to a Super Bowl together, and if they have buried the hatchet, there would be few other receiving Corps that would match us.

And enough of this crap about Terrel Owens being washed up. They said Randy Moss was washed up in Oakland, butchasee' what a good system and a QB that can actually throw the ball did for him. Terrell Owens isn't washed up, that's just an excuse being used not to sign him.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | April 21, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

We have no 2nd, 3rd or 6th round pick and a TON of trade bait. Can't wait for the draft and this Haynesworth shibacle to be done.

Posted by: A_o_C57 | April 21, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Kicking those little foam footballs with the giant-sized kicker/qb was tricky. So was getting the players not to all go in circles.

Posted by: coparker5 | April 21, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

With all this AH-bashing... Has anyone got any stats on what % of plays he was in, versus the typical/average % for a DT?

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

What predicament?

And it's not like we all didn't know in advance that the Dude was only one more strangled spouse or kick to the helmet away from a season-long or longer suspension from the league -- but the Redskins rewarded him nonetheless -- with $42 million guaranteed -- and the possibility of much more if he ever performs as hoped.

From AH92's perspective, he has already gotten $32 million for doing the absolute minimum -- and the chance to "earn" another $9 million if he actually shows up for his "mandatory" work outs.

And for all of that guaranteed money, AH92 apparently gets to dictate if, where, when and even how he'll play -- or not -- and damn the coaches if they feel or say anything to the contrary.

It reminds me of an issue that Sea World had a couple months back when Shamu killed (yet) another trainer.

The question became, do you euthanize the whale because he is a dangerous man-killer and repeat offender who really can't be trusted around people and can’t be released back into the wild, or do you just accept the fact that he is what he is -- and largely because that's the way you "made" him.

I think the Sea World execs eventually decided to accept Shamu for what he is -- and just warned their trainers to be extra careful around him. I don't know whether he has gone back to doing public performances, but it wouldn't surprise me if he did.

The point of the story is that the next time you see AH92 is flopping around the turf like a beached whale – as we inevitably will -- you can only laugh at the fact that you can't train him and you can't coach him -- but rather, all you can do is to blame those who continue to allow and enable him to be what he is.

All in all, it kind of makes me want to go out and buy another AH92 jersey – perhaps a road white to match the home burgundy.

Posted by: Vic1 | April 21, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Ruthlessboinker suspended for 6 games...

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 2:03 PM
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Oh man...CLASSIC nickname. I laughed so hard on that...tears...stomach cramps! I will always call him that from now on.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

the pewter report stated that the bucs and skins have had talks about the #3 overall pick... the skins would send fat albert, a. carter, rockey, and 2011 #2 for the bucs' # 3 overall, 2010 4th round pick, and 2010 7th round pick...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 21, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Washington sends Donovan McNabb and the 4th overall to the Steelers for Big Ben and the 18th overall selection. Difference between 4th overall and the 18th overall in the value chart is 900 points. Which equals a mid first round draft pick (18th to be exact.

Benefits both teams IMO. Steelers get a QB eligable to play this season and for the next three to four years and the Skins get a franchise QB. Jason Campbell gets to start the first six games while Ben is suspended and maybe increase his trade value maybe gets sacked so much his knee blows out.

Posted by: krichardson7777 | April 21, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Greedy moreso than smart. He should run a Wall St. firm. You get paid 32 big ones, you show up to work and work. You lack character, you stay home and whine about your 'predicament'.

Fat phukk hit the Lotto and didn't even spend a buck on a ticket...

Posted by: kahlua87 | April 21, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

do me a favor ask haynesworth yourself insted of acting like you know.tired of reading your second hand smoke thank you

Posted by: tufoote | April 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

What's the deal with WaPo's IT department?

Y'all taking applications? Damn...

Posted by: RedDMV | April 21, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

not for nothing,

if the skins cant get a second rounder for haynesworth, then something is wrong.

i already think a second rounder is cheap.

3rd? that is fleecing

Posted by: ecartola | April 21, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

This front office won't panic and trade him too cheaply. They are professionals.

Posted by: shanks1 | April 21, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe, you sir are a moron. I bet you got your computer from AArons rental. You are obviously not educated enough to have a decent job, that would allow you to get a computer on your own. Go make your weekly payment of $89 before they come take it back from you.

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 21, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

My dream scenario that will never happen:
Trade down w/Cleveland for pick #7 and their 3rd rounder.
Draft OT Williams who is still there at #7
Trade Haynesworth to Detroit for their 2nd & 4th round choices.
Draft QB McCoy with the 2nd from Detroit.
Trade the 3rd to Ravens for Gaither.
Trade Campbell to Oakland for their 4th round pick.
Draft OT Shelvis Capers from WVU with the 4th we get for Campbell.
Draft ILB Patrick Angerer from Iowa with the 4th in the Haynesworth deal.
Draft WR Mike Williams from Syracuse with our 4th round pick.
Sign McIntosh to a three year deal so we don't feel the need to trade him.
Draft RB LeGarrette Blount from Oregon with our 5th rounder.
Draft S Myron Rolle from FSU with our 6th rounder.
Draft DE CJ Wilson from ECU in the 7th round.
Sleep very soundly Saturday night!! I can dream can't I.

Posted by: jfred99 | April 21, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

"Judging by the expression on Shanahan's face ..."

More great journalism, JR. No speculation in that statement at all! Whatever happened to reporting the facts?

Posted by: Rational_Man | April 21, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised no team is willing to give up a 2nd round pick in exchange for several years of bargain-basement cap price for one of football's best DTs.

Posted by: Dellis2 | April 21, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully AH will be gone. Can you imagine how many plays he will miss if he stays? And I bet his contract does not void any $$$ if he hams it on defense!

You would think he would want to come to the OTAs to get in better shape as he has to realize that has been a problem of his for years!

Go Skins.

Posted by: fearturtle44 | April 21, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Even though I dislike Haynesworth for his attitude as a player, this is yet another example of the MEDIA rehashing old news in an attempt to turn EVERYONE against Haynesworth and run him out of town.

It wasn't good enough that Shanahan told them DIRECTLY that he had not discussed trading Haynesworth, this article basically called the coach a blatant liar and said they (the skins) been discussing it all along. I don't believe ANYTHING I read in print any longer. I'll just wait until the season starts and watch a disgruntled Haynesworth give a less than stellar effort because he's upset.

Posted by: keedrow | April 21, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

LOL @Vic. Perfectly stated.

Posted by: geotherm21 | April 21, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

LOL @Vic. Perfectly stated.

Posted by: geotherm21 | April 21, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

If I were the skins I would destroy this dude. I would first give him every opportunity to come in and play the position that I needed him to play for the generous sum I have paid him, and I would politley tell him it doesn't matter what he likes or does not like, he accepted the money now earn it. When he became a head case, I would make sure that he didn't make it out of training camp with his health or reputation. If he wasn't going to play the position you need anyway, what have you lost? Nothing. Plus when you release or trade him the next year before his roster bonus is due he would probably not be worth as much as he could have got by staying and doing his job.

That said, how did it get to this. Why not get a couple guys that can play nose if you want to play that defense and put him at DE where apparently he would be ok playing? Personally I think the trying to got to the 3-4 with the LB we have is crazy anyway. Especially when your 2nd best LB is going to tank this year because he is pouting. My guess is the both of them fake an injury in training camp and sit out until the last few games of the year when they come back long enough so everyone knows they are signable.

Posted by: dbrine1261 | April 21, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Guh....when will the WaPo let this story die.

HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!!

As the Redskins will not be running a pure 3-4.....Haynesworth will play the exact amount of plays he did last year.....

Move onto the next subject JR....this is embarassing.

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | April 21, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Dump that load before he has another drunken road rage incident, he is an oozing sore on the anal orifice of the team.

Posted by: 21stCenturyCaveman | April 21, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

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