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Jason Campbell signs tender but doesn't plan to attend minicamp

Former starting quarterback Jason Campbell, who re-signed with the Redskins Monday afternoon, will not participate in the team's voluntary minicamp that begins Friday, two people familiar with the situation said.

As reported last week, Campbell intended to sign the one-year, $3.14-million contract Monday and followed through with the plan after briefly considering taking more time to evaluate the situation, the sources said. But Campbell does not plan to attend the three-day minicamp at Redskins Park -- Coach Mike Shanahan's first directing the team.

Campbell, who could be traded soon, does not want to be a distraction as Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb begins the process of replacing him as Washington's starter, the sources said. Shanahan apparently is aware of Campbell's position, and is comfortable with Campbell staying away this weekend.

However, if Campbell remains with the Redskins after the April 22-24 draft, Shanahan expects the five-year veteran to participate in the voluntary camp May 7-9 and all of the OTAs. If the Redskins retain his rights, Campbell plans to comply with Shanahan's request, the sources said.

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth also does not plan to attend the voluntary minicamp, according to people in the organization familiar with his situation. The Redskins have actively tried to trade Haynesworth, and might move him during the draft.

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By Jason Reid  |  April 12, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
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Comments

First to say, hmmmm....

Posted by: hbu_dog | April 12, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

2nd to say, hmmmm....

Posted by: delfranklin4 | April 12, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I have a feeling Haynesworth will be there. just a hunch.

Posted by: ryan_conaway | April 12, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Would be great to get our 2nd round pick by trading fatty and a 3rd back by trading Jason.

Okung-fu, RT in 2nd, BPA BPA BPA BPA.

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 12, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I have a feeling Haynesworth will be there. just a hunch.

Posted by: ryan_conaway | April 12, 2010 3:35 PM
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I kind of doubt it ry. Fat Albert isn't happy. Someone please take at least one of these guys! We need more draft picks!

Posted by: hbu_dog | April 12, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Got to say I think Campbell should attend the mini-camp, unless there is a deal that is going to be worked out in the next few days.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 12, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I hear talks about the T.O show landing in DC...

Posted by: Metdujeu | April 12, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Heck no. I don't think the Redskins should take anything less than a 1st round pick plus something else for AH. He's rated as one of the best, if no the best, DTs in the game and the Redskins just paid out a huge chunk of his salary, so the receiving team would be getting a bargain. If the market doesn't support a 1st round + more, they should keep him, in my opinion.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 12, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ryan_conaway | April 12, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Trade Haynesworth to the Jets - they have no issues with players with off-field issues.

Posted by: agupta1 | April 12, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vicc | April 12, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Heck no. I don't think the Redskins should take anything less than a 1st round pick plus something else for AH. He's rated as one of the best, if no the best, DTs in the game and the Redskins just paid out a huge chunk of his salary, so the receiving team would be getting a bargain. If the market doesn't support a 1st round + more, they should keep him, in my opinion.

Posted by: skinsfan713

Good luck with that.

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 12, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

That Podunk,Georgia DA was mackin' on all that media attention, wasn't he, heheheh..."Hawt Damn, look at all the cameras!!", he was thinking..mack-mack-mack-mack...

Posted by: frak | April 12, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alex35332 | April 12, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I hear talks about the T.O show landing in DC...

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Are you kidding... There is no way that McNabb is going to want that clown on "his" team again...It would be dumb for then to put those 2 together again.

Posted by: qballgeek | April 12, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

They should either get a 1st rounder for AH or otherwise just eat the contract and sit him on the game-day inactive squad for the next three years.....ensure that he can't affect the outcomes of any games and drive him nuts at the same time.

Posted by: TheDirtySanchez | April 12, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Trade Haynesworth to the Jets - they have no issues with players with off-field issues.

Posted by: agupta1

What off field issues? Not aware of any these season. Just because the WaPo reports that he may not attend a VOLUNTARY minicamp, how is this an off field issue?

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 12, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

have a feeling Haynesworth will be there. just a hunch.

Posted by: ryan_conaway | April 12, 2010 3:35 PM
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You mean for LUNCH!!! Right

Posted by: richardgovea | April 12, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

By signing McNabb, Jason Campbell has no trade value. Odds are they are going to release him free and clear. the only team always foolish enough to give up picks is the Redskins.

Same thing for Haynesworth. Is he worth a 1st or 2nd round talent? Yes. But teams know he does not work and prepare. Everyone knew that but the Redskins! Once again the Redskins overpaid and are stuck with the product.

Posted by: oknow1 | April 12, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

They should either get a 1st rounder for AH or otherwise just eat the contract and sit him on the game-day inactive squad for the next three years.....ensure that he can't affect the outcomes of any games and drive him nuts at the same time.

Posted by: TheDirtySanchez | April 12, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse
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No matter how clever it may seem, aiming your justice cannon at your own toes is never a recipe for success.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

What off field issues? Not aware of any these season. Just because the WaPo reports that he may not attend a VOLUNTARY minicamp, how is this an off field issue?

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 12, 2010 3:53 PM

You mean despite telling his coach that even though he's been paid $32M in the last year, he doesn't want to do what the coaches ask him to?

I guess that doesn't count?

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 12, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

He's going to miami or Carolina....


My guess would be Miami....Henne isn't an established #1 yet.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 12, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

ryan_conaway,
thanks so much for that link. i guess it shows the value of going outside the washington area for news about the redskins.... we've been wailing and gnashing our teeth over the minute-by-minute (trumped up?) speculations about hainesworth.... sheesh... reading from that tennessee paper, seems like everything's hunky-dory with albert and the 'skins.

then that "tweet" indicating albert's coming to the april mini-camp...

where's all these "reports" of redskins/hainesworth acrimony come from anyway?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 12, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

You mean despite telling his coach that even though he's been paid $32M in the last year, he doesn't want to do what the coaches ask him to?

I guess that doesn't count?

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 12, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Believe he's actually been quoted more recently as saying he was fine with how the coaches planned to use him.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 12, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will report to minicamp April 16-18, an NFL source said. Well, if he hasn't been traded by then

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Good Pull VICC!!

What's up with the contradictions?? WaPo reporting out of both sides of their mouth!!

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 12, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Okung-fu

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 12, 2010 3:38 PM

I've heard the second syllable pronounciated differently ... oKOONG, rather than oKUNG (i.e., long oo sound rather than soft u sound).

Posted by: dcsween | April 12, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Dude, I've gotta say... I feel bad for Jason Campbell. Talk about never getting a legit shot with a team *ducks JC haters*

You know what I mean... no O-Line, Vinny Cerrato running the show, bad coaching...

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 12, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

He's going to miami or Carolina....

My guess would be Miami....Henne isn't an established #1 yet.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 12, 2010 3:57 PM

Unlike Matt Moore in Carolina?

Posted by: dcsween | April 12, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

You mean despite telling his coach that even though he's been paid $32M in the last year, he doesn't want to do what the coaches ask him to?

I guess that doesn't count?

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 12, 2010 3:57 PM

Off field issue? No. Haynesworth is doing what's REQUIRED of him, and nothing more... same as if you hired a contractor to do some work on your bathroom--they aren't likely to fix your roof if that's not in their contract... no matter how much you paid them to fix your bathroom.

Should have put incentives in his contract, like they did for Portis.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 12, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I for one hope we can swing a trade to the Bills for FS Donte Whitner, Campbell straight up for Whitner and a 4th rd pick. Campbell to Buffalo fills more of a need to them than Whitner does to us, so thats why they give us the 4th rounder. Far as fatty goes I'll still take a player/pick combo or a 2nd and 4th/5th round draft pick. As long as we don't get screwed in either of these trades like we did when Vinny C was running the show.

Posted by: robbkels | April 12, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Jason wanted to be here; Albert doesn't want to be here. Both should be moved: Jason to a contender, Albert to the Raiders or Buffalo or Detroit

Posted by: kahlua87 | April 12, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I hope it works out for Campbell and he gets to go to a team that will focus more on his strengths and worry more about covering up his weaknesses. He can still be productive in the league. I am amazed a team like Buffalo or Oakland hasn't offered the Redskins something substantial for him...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 12, 2010 3:03 PM

Buffalo did offer a cotton candy on rice cakes sandwich, and that was indeed too insubstantial. Oakland offered JaMarcus Russell. Btwn his weight and his rookie contract, that was too substantial.

Posted by: dcsween | April 12, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Off field issue? No. Haynesworth is doing what's REQUIRED of him, and nothing more... same as if you hired a contractor to do some work on your bathroom--they aren't likely to fix your roof if that's not in their contract... no matter how much you paid them to fix your bathroom.

Should have put incentives in his contract, like they did for Portis.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 12, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse
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A better comparison is the plumber not sweeping up after replacing your toilet. It's probably not in the contract, but it's a wise customer service move, and goes a long way towards getting repeat business.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

By signing McNabb, Jason Campbell has no trade value. Odds are they are going to release him free and clear. the only team always foolish enough to give up picks is the Redskins.

Same thing for Haynesworth. Is he worth a 1st or 2nd round talent? Yes. But teams know he does not work and prepare. Everyone knew that but the Redskins! Once again the Redskins overpaid and are stuck with the product.

Posted by: oknow1 | April 12, 2010 3:55 PM
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I think the team will get something for both of them. Oakland would make sense for a package of the two, but Al Davis probably won't have anything to do with Shanahan - too much bad blood there and Mr. Davis holds grudges...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 12, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Campbell, who could be traded soon, does not want to be a distraction as Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb begins the process of replacing him as Washington's starter.

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth also does not plan to attend the voluntary minicamp, according to people in the organization familiar with his situation. The Redskins have actively tried to trade Haynesworth, and might move him during the draft. the sources said.

Wonder what disruption JC would bring. Maybe he could learn something but since he has been mistreated from day 1 this reeks of the man-love by JREID.

Also had to get some more AH pablum in the news flash.

I just wish JREID would get over himself and try to find some real news from the SKINS. I guess the 2 grass cutters and night cleaning lady are the only ones willing to talk to him.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 12, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I hope it works out for Campbell and he gets to go to a team that will focus more on his strengths and worry more about covering up his weaknesses. He can still be productive in the league. I am amazed a team like Buffalo or Oakland hasn't offered the Redskins something substantial for him...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 12, 2010 3:03 PM

Buffalo did offer a cotton candy on rice cakes sandwich, and that was indeed too insubstantial. Oakland offered JaMarcus Russell. Btwn his weight and his rookie contract, that was too substantial.

Posted by: dcsween | April 12, 2010 4:10 PM
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Hold on there. Did you say cotton candy AND rice cakes? Deal. Oh wait, they left them on the conference room table and now big Al and Jam are fighting over the cotton candy...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 12, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs was able to coach players like Dexter Manley & John Riggins.

Phil Jackson got the most out of a wierdo like Dennis Rodman.

If Shanahan can't find a way to get 28-year-old Albert Haynesworth to help this team, I view that as a failure of Shanahan's leadership.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 12, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

people are really upset with AH. Just because he got paid 32mil for one season, doesn't mean he has to show up for the first few voluntary sessions of this new and exciting era of redskins football. Alienating your coaching staff and teamates is not a big deal. He's going to come in for the mandatory stuff in shape.

Posted by: sthai75 | April 12, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I think the team will get something for both of them. Oakland would make sense for a package of the two, but Al Davis probably won't have anything to do with Shanahan - too much bad blood there and Mr. Davis holds grudges...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 12, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse
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Has anyone confirmed that Al Davis remembers who Shanahan is?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

http://twitter.com/JReidPost/status/11720783764

Posted by: Vicc | April 12, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Awesome Vicc, thanks. I don't usually pull I told you so's but all you whiney jump on JReid's nutz muthaphukers can lick my a$$. I phukin told you so!!! Next time you wanna by something these a$$rags are peddlin' think twice.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

HPYTRKR1,
who are the "people in the organization familiar with his situation" to whom you refer?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 12, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Kelli Johnson reported that Laron Landry left the Skins offseason workout program last week because he was unhappy his name was being thrown around in trade rumors.

However, he is planning to return for the minicamp.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 12, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS SEEK TO CLEAR UP CONFUSION OVER SOUP AND SANDWICHES

ASHBURN, VA -- Only days removed from paying defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth a $21 million roster bonus for NOT attending the team’s off-season conditioning program, the Washington Redskins officials are trying to clear up another comedy of errors today.

The major players in today’s events are the Redskins former starting quarterback, Jason Campbell, and the team's catering firm, Aramark.

Moments after confirming that Campbell had finally signed a $3.14 million restricted free agent tender with the team, an unnamed team official was overhead making luncheon arrangements with Aramark for this weekend's spring minicamp at Redskin Park.

Apparently, the team official asked the caterer for a few gallons of Campbell soup and a tray of ham sandwiches to be served during lunch on the first day of camp.

Unfortunately, the caterer apparently misunderstood and thought the team wanted to trade of "Soup" Campbell for a tray of ham sandwiches.

The caterer apparently took offense and explained that while Aramark has been and remains a loyal supporter of the team over the past several decades, the catering firm has no interest whatsoever in trading or taking any other responsibility for Washington’s hopeless cause of a quarterback, even if it only involves a single ham sandwich.

Adding to the confusion, the quarterback also walked by the team offices during the phone conversation, overhead a few words, and immediately declared that despite his contract, he will not report to the minicamp unless and until he gets a guarantee that soup and sandwiches will not be served or traded during the camp.

Posted by: Vic1 | April 12, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Oh, in case you guys can't pull up Vicc's link it says that Hayney will be at mini camp. Get to lickin' d bags.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Oh, in case you guys can't pull up Vicc's link it says that Hayney will be at mini camp. Get to lickin' d bags.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:19 PM
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He'll be traded before then.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 12, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh, in case you guys can't pull up Vicc's link it says that Hayney will be at mini camp. Get to lickin' d bags.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:19 PM

That was from J Reid?

Posted by: TWISI | April 12, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

The horse is dead, Vic1.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Breaking news, as it happens. THIS one is one worth rushing out for ... full on Atkins, hold the bun.

http://www.slashfood.com/2009/08/25/kfc-double-down-chicken-sandwich-loses-the-bun/

Posted by: dcsween | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Kelli Johnson reported that Laron Landry left the Skins offseason workout program last week because he was unhappy his name was being thrown around in trade rumors.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 12, 2010 4:18 PM

Good strategy, Laron. If you stop participating in offseason workouts, then the Redskins won't want to trade you.

Posted by: League-Source | April 12, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

HPYTRKR1,
who are the "people in the organization familiar with his situation" to whom you refer?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 12, 2010 4:17 PM

That quote came from the top by JREID. My thoughts are the two groundskeepers or the cleaning lady, but i digress.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 12, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Breaking news, as it happens...

Posted by: dcsween | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse
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Albert Haynesworths secret lair is in Omaha, Neb.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Oh, in case you guys can't pull up Vicc's link it says that Hayney will be at mini camp. Get to lickin' d bags.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:19 PM |

If he comes to mini-camp I will laugh so hard that I cry!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 12, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

HPYTRKR1,
omg, you're right! here we have jreid reporting it both ways...! i suppose that's one way to make sure he can later say, "see, i was right" no matter what happens... harumph...

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 12, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Unlike Matt Moore in Carolina?

Posted by: dcsween | April 12, 2010 4:04 PM


MAtt Moore >> Henne

(And that's coming from a UM guy)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 12, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Kelli Johnson reported that Laron Landry left the Skins offseason workout program last week because he was unhappy his name was being thrown around in trade rumors.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 12, 2010 4:18 PM

JC & LL to the Bills for D Withner, a 2nd rounder in 2010, and a conditional 3rd/4th rounder in 2011.

Posted by: TWISI | April 12, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

MAtt Moore >> Henne

(And that's coming from a UM guy)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 12, 2010 4:32 PM

Whatever capt obvious. When is moore less?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I forgot. Make it happen.

Posted by: TWISI | April 12, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Oh, in case you guys can't pull up Vicc's link it says that Hayney will be at mini camp. Get to lickin' d bags.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:19 PM

That was from J Reid?

Posted by: TWISI | April 12, 2010 4:24 PM |

Yep, from the same guy that's been spreading all this garbage. Straight out contradicting himself. Can't believe a word these aholes say.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

is anyone besides me worried that Campbell will leave this year, and donovan the year after??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

the scroll on espn has been scrolling that Hayney will report for mandatory, for like a week

anyone could be traded on draft day, let's leave it at that

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

via Peter King

1. I think the trade that should happen is Baltimore signing left tackle Jared Gaither to an offer sheet and trading him to Dallas for a second-round pick. Am I sure the Ravens would do it? No, but I think it has a heck of a chance of passing muster, and I think Baltimore realizes it'd be a smart deal.

This has little to do with Gaither's ability; he's a top-12 NFL left tackle, he's young (24), with 28 starts already on his resume. But the Ravens aren't going to pay two players franchise-tackle money. Michael Oher will be the one to get the big bucks after being picked in the first round a year ago.

This deal would allow the Cowboys to get a much-needed, long-term left tackle, still use prospect Doug Free to compete with Marc Colombo at right tackle and eventually replace him permanently. Dallas would keep the 27th overall pick while filling a hole with the 59th, and Baltimore would get a third pick in the top 60 of a good draft to play with. Maybe it would allow the Ravens to move up a bit ... and get a player in a strong draft they wouldn't normally be able to get drafting so late in the round, like they did last year with Oher.

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something along these lines is what I wish the Skins had done with their #37 overall pick. However, that ship has definitely sailed.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 12, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

You can attend minicamp Campbell. Believe me, you won't be a distraction if you show. No one will pay you any attention or care what you have to say.

Posted by: coparker5 | April 12, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

the scroll on espn has been scrolling that Hayney will report for mandatory, for like a week

anyone could be traded on draft day, let's leave it at that

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:41 PM

If you're referring to my post it is talking about the VOLUNTARY one this weekend. If you're not then carry on...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Third to say HMMMMMM. BTW F-Dallas!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 12, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

we overpaid Hayney the last 2 years, the next 2 years his salary isn't that bad

here is where the GM should step in and say we keep #92 as a business move

otherwise, it's jason taylor all over again, but WORSE, I didn't think that was possible

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Awesome Vicc, thanks. I don't usually pull I told you so's but all you whiney jump on JReid's nutz muthaphukers can lick my a$$. I phukin told you so!!! Next time you wanna by something these a$$rags are peddlin' think twice.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 4:16 PM

Let me get this straight, you're crowing about Reid's reporting being wrong while using a Reid quote to prove you're right?

Posted by: mack1 | April 12, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

is anyone besides me worried that Campbell will leave this year, and donovan the year after??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse
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No. McNabb will conveniently wait until after JC is sent packing to seriously engage in contract talks.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

However, that ship has definitely sailed.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 12, 2010 4:42 PM

... or, thanks to Spinal Tap, "that train has sailed."

Posted by: dcsween | April 12, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Albert's a rather large chunk of Earth, so maybe he hasn't yet made the recognition that the Skins are under new management..Zorn, though a nice guy, is looking increasingly inept ( though he may have been the designated fall-guy for the" Snyderratto Debacle"- a soon to be released 70's made-for-tv movie), sometimes adapting to a new situation is slow, particularly if you weigh 385 lbs...Let's give Big Al a chance..

Posted by: frak | April 12, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

the scroll on espn has been scrolling that Hayney will report for mandatory, for like a week

anyone could be traded on draft day, let's leave it at that

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:41 PM

If you're referring to my post it is talking about the VOLUNTARY one this weekend. If you're not then carry on...

Posted by: scampbell1975

I wasn't. I was just trying to squash the continued specualtion on big al and go with the latest and most reported story line.

If we trade him at this point in his contract worst business move in the history of the NFL even counting Vinny's

I think this story is dtracting from the fact that McNabb HAS NOT SIGNED AN EXTENSION.

HE'S GONE NEXT YEAR BUH-BYE, CAMPBELL TOO, WE'RE PHUKED

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

otherwise, it's jason taylor all over again, but WORSE, I didn't think that was possible

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Not really. They gave up draft picks for Taylor.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 12, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what the value of all this "insider" stuff really is -- whether it's the Post, ESPN, some website, whatever. I guess it lets teams, players, and agents float all kinds of rumors and trial balloons -- I assume the 'Skins and Haynesworth are watching reactions and changing course based on that. But none of it is ever actually useful information to the fan, is it? We're all just agitated and taking sides over info from "unnamed sources" -- feeding the advertising industry...

Posted by: teamn | April 12, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

otherwise, it's jason taylor all over again, but WORSE, I didn't think that was possible

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Not really. They gave up draft picks for Taylor.

Posted by: dfbo

agree to disagree, the value for Hayney is in the next 2 years if we trade him. worst contract in history of NFL, IMO

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight, you're crowing about Reid's reporting being wrong while using a Reid quote to prove you're right?

Posted by: mack1 | April 12, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse
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Missed the part about conflicting Reid quotes, did we? When you say something and then say the complete opposite, generally you are wrong about one of them, yes? And that's not a healthy habit for a reporter, yes?

Welcome to the Monkey House. Please make your poo available for slinging.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

On Albert, yeah, its on Shanahan to get the most out of the guy. They got him to play in Tennessee. You pay Shanahan big money because he is a great coach. And a big part of being a great coach is getting the most out of great talent.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 12, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs was able to coach players like Dexter Manley & John Riggins.

Phil Jackson got the most out of a wierdo like Dennis Rodman.

If Shanahan can't find a way to get 28-year-old Albert Haynesworth to help this team, I view that as a failure of Shanahan's leadership.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 12, 2010 4:14 PM

This time Alan, you nailed it! You don't loose the best defensive lineman on roster or even in the NFL just because of a named stupidity called "ego."

Posted by: abxinc | April 12, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will report to minicamp April 16-18, an NFL source said. Well, if he hasn't been traded by then

+++++++++++++++

Good Pull VICC!!

What's up with the contradictions?? WaPo reporting out of both sides of their mouth!!

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 12, 2010 4:00 PM

Silly 4th...he's just saying AH will be here, unless he's not here.

[See also: I was for the war, before I was against it.]
[Also, see also: I was for a health care mandate in 1993, when I proposed it, but am against it in 2009 when the other party proposed it.]
[Finally, shouldn't you be eyeball deep in 1098s right now? 3 days til deadline...get to filing!]

Posted by: 4-12 | April 12, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

is anyone besides me worried that Campbell will leave this year, and donovan the year after??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:39 PM

Not really. By then we'll most likely have a new coach, and he'll want to bring in his own QB anyways.

I just hope we have an O-line by then.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 12, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

let's shift the focus to Albert and then none of these stu pid fans will realize that Campbell's leaving and then so is McNabb

sincerely, danny shanahallen

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

no doubt Albert was in less than primo shape, but the Skins also overused him. Albert is good for about 60% of the plays per game. Some games, he was out there about 3/4 of the plays. You never want him on the field too long. My recommendation was to put him on for the 1st 3 plays of a series, 3rd downs and in the red zone. Those are the situations where an energetic Albert makes a huge difference.

Don't need him out there on 2nd and 4, 60 yards from the end zone.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 12, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Not really. By then we'll most likely have a new coach, and he'll want to bring in his own QB anyways.

I just hope we have an O-line by then.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 12, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse
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Brian Billick will trade a couple of picks for Kyle Boller. Championship!

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs was able to coach players like Dexter Manley & John Riggins.

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I din't hear anyone crying that these prima-donnas were prima-donnas and should be released.

hmmmmmmmmmmm.

If you win everyhting is OK

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

"...does not want to be a distraction as Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb begins the process of replacing him as Washington's starter..."

One aspect I haven't seen addressed is JC's "friend" taking his job. If he is as tight w/McNabb as was reported, then McNabb, who had say in where he ended up, could have asked to go somewhere else. Instead, he came here, KNOWING FULL WELL, it meant the end of Jason. Before anyone drops their spoon in their bowl of Capn Crunch to reply, I am aware it's a business, but obviously players make note of friendships and familial relationships. Maybe w/o McNabb, Campbell may have surprised Shanahan and might have stayed (even w/a rookie QB in waiting).

Posted by: nojunk4me | April 12, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

if Albert played the 2nd most snaps of any Redskins D lineman, and that defense was a top 10 D,

how was he out of shape??

what type of shape should a 6'6" 330 lb DT be in?

that position is about STRENGTH, not conditioning

Hayney played more snaps than Daniels, Griffen, zoAx, Golston, etc, etc.

Albert was fine IT WAS THE O LINE AND THE OFFENSE THAT SUC KED

cooley and Portis were hurt, worst O line in the league and people are crying about the conditioning of a DT???

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Here's the final paragraph from the "objective" article on AH. Hard hitting stuff:

"Don’t worry Albert, you are so dedicated to everything you do and you have achieved so much, you will never have to accept failure. It will never even be an option."
- Jay Sanzari

Posted by: mack1 | April 12, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

it's ludicrous to think about trading the best defensive tackle in the game for anything other than 2 no. 1's.
don't think so? remember a bear who came to the skins to play linebacker? now that dude was worth the price.
albert will play for the skins this year, and he will wreak havoc. this will happen because he is proud man and because haslett will get the most out of him by moving him along the defensive front.
you heard it here, not necessarily first, but definitely definite.
book it.

willie (nateinthepdx's drinkin' buddy)

Posted by: RedskinWillie | April 12, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Al was blowing people into the backfield, had 4 sacks, batted down passes, drew double teams while our sack total increased 300%

= out of shape

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

http://www.backsportspage.com/beyond-the-athlete/2010/4/9/beyond-the-athlete-albert-haynesworth-part-ii.html

Read this, you may agree with me.

Posted by: ryan_conaway | April 12, 2010 3:43 PM

It just would have been nice to ask AH about his personal trainer and for details about his workout, to what extent he was not happy with his offseason approach last year and so on.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 12, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Cant trade haynesworthless to the jets... they run a 3-4 and a version of the 46 defense (which is just like a 3-4). This is why he is not happy... mini-camp is a quick way of gettingthe defense down etc... it is a slap i nthe face not to post on this (though voluntary). With new coaches and schemes, any time to get rolling is a good one.

Posted by: rvanags | April 12, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

no doubt Albert was in less than primo shape, but the Skins also overused him...Don't need him out there on 2nd and 4, 60 yards from the end zone.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 12, 2010 4:59 PM

You're right. We should keep our $100 mil car in the garage til the playoffs. We don't want him hurt by actually working out and getting into shape. I mean who scores 60 yard TD's these days? The Saints? The Eagles? Pfft. At a minimum, we should rest him against teams that have no chance of beating us, like the lowly Lions. I mean, why risk an a$$-sprain?

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | April 12, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight, you're crowing about Reid's reporting being wrong while using a Reid quote to prove you're right?

Posted by: mack1 | April 12, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse
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Missed the part about conflicting Reid quotes, did we? When you say something and then say the complete opposite, generally you are wrong about one of them, yes? And that's not a healthy habit for a reporter, yes?

Welcome to the Monkey House. Please make your poo available for slinging.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 12, 2010 4:53 PM

Exactly. My whole argument from the beginning was don't believe everything these poo flingers print. Now he contradicts himself. While a lot of people on here were piling it on Big Al for things JReid printed it turns out he may have been full of sh!t all along. Hmmmmm...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

One aspect I haven't seen addressed is JC's "friend" taking his job. If he is as tight w/McNabb as was reported, then McNabb, who had say in where he ended up, could have asked to go somewhere else. Instead, he came here, KNOWING FULL WELL, it meant the end of Jason. Before anyone drops their spoon in their bowl of Capn Crunch to reply, I am aware it's a business, but obviously players make note of friendships and familial relationships. Maybe w/o McNabb, Campbell may have surprised Shanahan and might have stayed (even w/a rookie QB in waiting).

Posted by: nojunk4me | April 12, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse
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I don't mean this in as an insult or to be demeaning, but are you old enough to be in the workplace or are you still in school? A personal relationship will almost never come in the way of business like this.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 12, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I was reviewing the Broncos game last year and at the end we were in a 3-3-5 nickel

or something along those lines, but it was interesting to see the 3 man line carter-griff-jarmon and orakpo blitzing up the middle, (haynesworth was hurt)

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

no doubt Albert was in less than primo shape, but the Skins also overused him. Albert is good for about 60% of the plays per game. Some games, he was out there about 3/4 of the plays. You never want him on the field too long. My recommendation was to put him on for the 1st 3 plays of a series, 3rd downs and in the red zone. Those are the situations where an energetic Albert makes a huge difference.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 12, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Problem is you'll wear him out running him to and from the sideline. Best just leave him out there and let him lie down for a bit.

"Al, we're trying to kick a field goal here!"

Sideline receding like the ocean before a tsunami.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 12, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Exactly. My whole argument from the beginning was don't believe everything these poo flingers print. Now he contradicts himself. While a lot of people on here were piling it on Big Al for things JReid printed it turns out he may have been full of sh!t all along. Hmmmmm...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 12, 2010 5:17 PM

Maybe after all the blow-back Haynesworth changed his mind about reporting and put it out there that he would show. Possible?

Posted by: mack1 | April 12, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Dude, I've gotta say... I feel bad for Jason Campbell. Talk about never getting a legit shot with a team *ducks JC haters*

You know what I mean... no O-Line, Vinny Cerrato running the show, bad coaching...

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 12, 2010 4:03 PM

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Absolutely right. Don't forget to include Little Danny and the previous coaches who didn't demand an overhaul of that turnstile offensive line.

Posted by: DC2Dallas | April 12, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

is any defensive tackle in primo shape??

that's more of a DE thing.

I'm a coach I want my DTs strong and mean

conditioning is for other positions.

Only guy that proved to be in better shape on the field was andre carter. 2 totally different body types.

c'mon guys, this is basic stuff

was Heyer, Williams, Montgomery in shape, was Dockery in shape reinhart in shape, was Sellars in shape

it was the zornskins it was a joke

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse


Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent QB Chris Simms (Broncos) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers would have released WR Santonio Holmes if they were not able to work out a trade, according to sources. The Steelers ended up trading Holmes to the New York Jets.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 12, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Sign DT Anthony Davis... more bruce allen ties... Antony Davis was a 6th round pick in 2005 of the bucs... and is listed as 6'3 - 335 lbs...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 12, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse


Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets' acquisition of WR Santonio Holmes from the Pittsburgh Steelers all but eliminates the possibility of the team signing free-agent WR Laveranues Coles (Bengals). With Holmes, WRs Jerricho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards, the Jets have three starting-caliber receivers. WR Brad Smith, who recently signed his one-year tender as a restricted free agent, will be the No. 4 receiver.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 12, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Phil Jackson got the most out of a wierdo like Dennis Rodman.

If Shanahan can't find a way to get 28-year-old Albert Haynesworth to help this team, I view that as a failure of Shanahan's leadership.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 12, 2010 4:14 PM

This time Alan, you nailed it! You don't loose the best defensive lineman on roster or even in the NFL just because of a named stupidity called "ego."


Posted by: abxinc | April 12, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Your right, Phil does know how to handle ego's.... just ask Shaq.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 12, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

is any defensive tackle in primo shape??

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john randle!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 12, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

zeke, SMACK, we're almost there with the solution: always rotate AH with two other dudes, so they can carry him on and off.

Like so:
http://www.medtrng.com/Fm21_11/21110191.gif

"With casualty [Haynesworth] lying on his back, a bearer [say, Lorenzo] kneels on each side of him at the casualty's hops. Each bearer passes his arms under the casualty's thighs and back, and grasps the other bearer's [say, Jarmon's] wrists. The bearers rise, lifting the casualty."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 12, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse


Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com, reports the Washington Redskins have signed unrestricted free-agent DT Anthony Bryant (Giants). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 12, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinfanman | April 12, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Here we go Nate and Zeke. Al's a front loader, right. And breast cancer awareness to boot!

http://store.uhaul.com/image_handler.ashx?thumb=0&type=product&id=9620

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 12, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Sign DT Anthony Davis... more bruce allen ties... Antony Davis was a 6th round pick in 2005 of the bucs... and is listed as 6'3 - 335 lbs...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 12, 2010 5:26 PM

I think the connection is with Haslett -- he played for the Tuskers in the UFL last year.

Posted by: League-Source | April 12, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

"With casualty [Haynesworth] lying on his back, a bearer [say, Lorenzo] kneels on each side of him at the casualty's hops. Each bearer passes his arms under the casualty's thighs and back, and grasps the other bearer's [say, Jarmon's] wrists. The bearers rise, lifting the casualty."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 12, 2010 5:33 PM

or as such... just $316.50!

http://www.enasco.com/product/C28191N

note that "The cow is then gently lifted and moved to a hospital. After use, the Daisy Lifter should be cleaned, dried, and stored in the handy drawstring carrying bag provided."

good for 2200 lbs, so big Mike could fit too. but only a one year warranty....

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 12, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Get rid of them both.. we gave up 3 draft picks to get Campbell and he's been a disaster. Haynesworth we overpaid him by millions and he can't come to a minicamp???... two terrible pick-ups.. time to cut our loses..

Posted by: sovine08 | April 12, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious, Moo!

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 12, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

cricket

You had to pick a retired hall of famer to answer my question, but hopefully you get the point.

Conditioning is a relative thing, lineman aren't going to compete with running backs in the conditioning category.

And if you played more snaps than any other player at your position on your team, despite missing 4 games, then your conditioning shouldnt be an issue.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 12, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

SHANNY'S USED ATHLETES - SPRING SALE

Step right up, friend!

Get a look at what we have at Shanny's Used Athletes Warehouse.

We've got a robust pass rusher who is happy to work half the time and will even give you a hint when he wants out of the game! That's right, friend! This defensive player will just flop on the ground and won't get up until you promise him he doesn't have to "play no mo!" He's available to someone who likes to tinker with players and you can keep him happy with a good ole fashioned pig-pickin and some grits. Best offer! No offer refused!

Our next gem is a running back who likes to cross dress and likes to put on his own broadway shows. Yes, he's flamboyant! Yes, he's opinionated! Yes, when he talks he makes no sense at all, but this former thoroughbred will be glad to tell you who "ain't blockin fo sh**" and he'll even be glad to act like a coach and an owner's butt munch. He doesn't like training camps and preseason games, but he'll run the ball when he damn well feels like it. I bet you are intrigued - and you should be. He's suffered a head injury though you might not know it from before and after injury interviews. Available at bargain basement prices and we'll even gift wrap him for you FOR FREE!

Our last specimen is a gently roughed up former starting quarterback who has learned more offenses than there are languages. Though you could mistake him for a door stop, he can move when chased - and he often runs for his life. Slow on the read and even slower on the release, this quarterback desperately seeks an offensive line. You might offer him a Jersey Wall because he thinks the sky is falling. Fits in with an offense with low expectations and who won't have to bring his team from behind. This quarterback is a truly nice person. He'd do better selling flowers at an airport than leading your team down the field, but hey, he's priced right and we need clear the inventory to make room for a real beauty we just got in. No offer is refused. We might even pack his luggage and pay for his airfare out of town if you ask.

Stay tuned. Snanny's Used Athlete sale might add more overpriced, prima donnas as time permits.

Posted by: laserwizard | April 12, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Your right, Phil does know how to handle ego's.... just ask Shaq.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 12, 2010 5:29 PM

First of all, Phill didn't trade Shaq until he coached him first, and earned some finger jewelry with him.

Second of all, Shaq Has Nothing but Love for Phil Jackson.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 12, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: laserwizard | April 12, 2010 5:51 PM

MOL! let the auction begin.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 12, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

DT beeps

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 12, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

i cant believe campbell is just as old as portis. lol

Posted by: rohittohan | April 12, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

For $3.14 million, Coach Shanahan could make me 4th string QB. Every set back is an opportunity. Campbell is no longer on front street; McNabb is. Campbell should look to leave but if he winds up here, so what. He will have a better line. He will not be expecting to deliver the Skins to the Bowl, he will have better coaching. Soak it up, collect the dollars, and prepare to move on. It is business, not personal. Shanahan didn't treat him badly; Snyder did. Snyder never liked him; Campbell is not a sexy choice. But he was Gibbs' choice and Snyder ate it. McNabb is a Snyder choice.

Posted by: isometruman1 | April 12, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I THINK THAT JASON SHOULD SHOW UP FOR THE WORKOUTS. HE SHOULD COME BACK FOR 1 YEAR SPEND TIME WITH MCNABB AS HIS BACK UP AND LEARN AS MUCH AS HE COULD FROM HIM. I WOULD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH JASON SHOULD MCNABB GET INJURED AND I THINK SO WOULD THE PLAYERS. HE WOULD BE FREE TO MOVE NEXT YEAR AND HAVE MORE OPTIONS.

Posted by: SPIDER963 | April 12, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I THINK THAT JASON SHOULD SHOW UP FOR THE WORKOUTS. HE SHOULD COME BACK FOR 1 YEAR SPEND TIME WITH MCNABB AS HIS BACK UP AND LEARN AS MUCH AS HE COULD FROM HIM. I WOULD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH JASON SHOULD MCNABB GET INJURED AND I THINK SO WOULD THE PLAYERS. HE WOULD BE FREE TO MOVE NEXT YEAR AND HAVE MORE OPTIONS.

Posted by: SPIDER963 | April 12, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Apparently no team jumped out there to try to get Jason during free agency. He might get scooped up in a trade or during the draft but what if he doesn't? That would not be good for someone who some say all he needs is a good oline. Even if Donovan is somewhat successful with a new oline, it won't look good for Campbell. I'm sure he'll go to whomever comes calling or his career will go the way of several other FORMER redskin QBs.

Posted by: keedrow | April 12, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

"Get rid of them both.. ...Haynesworth we overpaid him by millions and he can't come to a minicamp???...
Posted by: sovine08"

Amen! We've already given him around 30 million dollars! You would think that the guy would carry buckets of spit if asked to...

Posted by: Jason10 | April 12, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Clownble should get a shot at making the team. But isnt' it funny how all the Clownble lovers mid-season last season were saying that he would be wanted by "sooo many teams". I think the evidence has borne out that as untrue.

Yes, he had great stats for a middle-of-the-pack QB in the NFL, however, when one digs deeper at the stats, they realize that 73% of his passes were thrown behind the line of scrimmage, or at least less than 10 yards, that he had a 65 rating or less in the 4th qtr of games and is just an awful QB when the game is on the line, whether that is early in the game (the competitive portion of most Skins games last season) or late.

Nobody wants him!!!

I'm VINDICATED!!!

YES!!!!

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 12, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SPIDER963 | April 12, 2010 6:28 PM

Why do you use ALL CAPS...we can get your point without the SHOUT-OUT!

Posted by: jcnjcnj | April 12, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

One aspect I haven't seen addressed is JC's "friend" taking his job. If he is as tight w/McNabb as was reported, then McNabb, who had say in where he ended up, could have asked to go somewhere else. Instead, he came here, KNOWING FULL WELL, it meant the end of Jason. Before anyone drops their spoon in their bowl of Capn Crunch to reply, I am aware it's a business, but obviously players make note of friendships and familial relationships. Maybe w/o McNabb, Campbell may have surprised Shanahan and might have stayed (even w/a rookie QB in waiting).

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Let me get this straight...a player who has $17 million waiting on the table if he signs with another team is going to do what's in the best interests of his FRIEND?

Please, save us all the agony and have your mama tuck you in to bed tonite.

Sweet dreams.

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 12, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I THINK THAT JASON SHOULD SHOW UP FOR THE WORKOUTS. HE SHOULD COME BACK FOR 1 YEAR SPEND TIME WITH MCNABB AS HIS BACK UP AND LEARN AS MUCH AS HE COULD FROM HIM. I WOULD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH JASON SHOULD MCNABB GET INJURED AND I THINK SO WOULD THE PLAYERS. HE WOULD BE FREE TO MOVE NEXT YEAR AND HAVE MORE OPTIONS.

Posted by: SPIDER963 | April 12, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

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I second jcnjcnj's sentiment's. Can you refrain from using ALL CAPS?

Further, no, I personally would not feel comfortable having Clownble back up McNabb. I'd rather have Todd Collins, but he's not here. Instead, I'll take Rex and the number 3 QB behind him (whoever that ends up being).

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 12, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

The Skins should take what they can get with both Fat Albert and Jason Campbell. Most likely a third and a fifth. Fat Albert is a spectacular player three out of five downs, but he's an attitude problem. That means he's marked down. Vinny didn't get that memo. And Campbell is not so much better than the slew of unrestricted free agents on the wire -- Bulger, Boller, Culpepper, McKown, Ramsey, Simms -- that a team would be willing to part with much more than a mid-round selection.

Posted by: tkoho | April 12, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Great backtrack J Reid. Earlier you said JC would take his time and consider his options. Now you say he considered them briefly before resigning. All that kissing up to JC and he still won't keep you in the loop. Jason Reid, Redskins Insider, updating us as fast as ESPN posts the news. You are the master of click & Paste news reporting.

Posted by: anacostia85 | April 12, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Aren't contracts only binding when you perform the services that are asked of you in the contract? By AH not showing up or playing to fulfill his contract obligations, can't they void what they're paying him? Seems like Contracts 101 here to me.

Posted by: vdhillon | April 12, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

I would like to see JC go to the Raiders for a 3rd rounder, and watch him turn that team around

Posted by: goejibbs28 | April 13, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

I would love to see JC go to the Raiders for a 3rd rounder, and watch him turn that team around

Posted by: goejibbs28 | April 13, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

I would love to see JC go to the Raiders for a 3rd rounder, and watch him turn that team around

Posted by: goejibbs28 | April 13, 2010 1:41 AM

You probably still think there were weapons of mass destruction. You also most likely still believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, & the Tooth Fairy.

Posted by: anacostia85 | April 13, 2010 2:29 AM | Report abuse

Whoa when you sign with the NFL you signed your life away. I don't recall in the 60's,70's or 80's players getting suspended for off season actions.

Hell they don't even GUARANTEE CONTRACTS, AND YOU WANT TO MONITOR THERE OFF FIELD OFFENSE.

Seriously?

Posted by: SOLVBACK | April 13, 2010 6:16 AM | Report abuse

If Santonio Holmes brought the Steelers a fifth rounder even though other teams knew he would be suspended and Steelers were going to dump him, the Skins should be able to get a fourth rounder for JC.

Posted by: Pensfans | April 13, 2010 7:07 AM | Report abuse

If Santonio Holmes brought the Steelers a fifth rounder even though other teams knew he would be suspended and Steelers were going to dump him, the Skins should be able to get a fourth rounder for JC.

Posted by: Pensfans | April 13, 2010 7:07 AM | Report abuse

They won't get anything more then a 4th rounder for JC, if that. It's criminal, considering what they gave up to move up and pick him in the 1st round. Nice scouting job Snyderrato.

Posted by: anw821 | April 13, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins have announced there will be an around the clock hot buffet during Mini Camp. Haynesworth has just called to inform Shanahan he will be in attendance and has all his gear including an oversized lobster bib.

Posted by: Holehoggin | April 13, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Heck no. I don't think the Redskins should take anything less than a 1st round pick plus something else for AH. He's rated as one of the best, if no the best, DTs in the game and the Redskins just paid out a huge chunk of his salary, so the receiving team would be getting a bargain. If the market doesn't support a 1st round + more, they should keep him, in my opinion.

A first rounder for Fatty? Not going to happen. If we get a 2nd or 3rd for him, take it. Better to get rid of the guy and let him be somebody else's problem. We need guys who are going to be team players, not distractions and malcontents. Dude gets a $21 million paycheck and he's acting arrogant and ignorant. Can't trust him. Can't work with him. Can't play him. Can't do it!

Posted by: jfoster13 | April 13, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

McNabb is going to look like Campbell or worse behind the underfunded Offensive line. Not to take anything away from the guys on the O-line, but we need each position to be two and three deep and protect the QB. Example: Mark Rypien. He had all afternoon behind that O-line, so he could do mulitvarible calculus while trying to find an open WR... Now we have an Owner that thinks this is his fanasty team, and ignores the O-line every year. More of the same from danny boy. I hope Campbell does find another team and wins a superbowl.

Posted by: 50Eagle | April 13, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

The Skins absolutely have no trading leverage with JC or AH. Why trade any proven veteran for a later round draft pick? Especially with the way the Skins draft.

Posted by: boyn4884 | April 13, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

A lot of DT's are a bit heavy. That is why they play there. Do you want a 280 lb tackle, or a 335 lb tackle. Just shear size makes it harder to move them out of the way. So you have these really big guys in the middle getting pounded by more really big guys across from them. Normally 2 against one every time. I would expect them to get worn down pretty quick doing that every play. That is why most of the good teams have line rotation. AH is not the only DT that comes out and takes a breather. For whatever reason the sports announcers make a really big deal of it with AH. The question is, when he is in there, is he disruptive and that is a yes. Now, talk about moving him to NT in a 3-4 alignment so he can get hit by 3 guys every play, instead of just 2. Yes, can see how he may feel a little uncomfortable about that. He could excel if they have enough big bodies to take the pressure off him, and rotate him enough.

Posted by: skins50 | April 13, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Campbell has never mastered a playbook yet - why start now?

Posted by: AlexVa1 | April 13, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"By signing McNabb, Jason Campbell has no trade value. Odds are they are going to release him free and clear. the only team always foolish enough to give up picks is the Redskins."

He can compete for the # 2 spot. Or, perhaps, the #1 spot. Why name the starting QB before training camp?

Posted by: jboogie1 | April 13, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell should get released

Rex will be the quarterback

Posted by: wtomany | April 13, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell should get released

Rex will be the quarterback

Posted by: wtomany | April 13, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

McNabb-Campbell would make the 'Skins deep and potent at the qb position. WHEN McNabb gets hurt, I'd take Campbell over Grossman any day, any team. An injured McNabb would be a great mentor/sideline coach for JC, and after 1 year of quality reserve play he could really bring some value to the Skins if they trade him.

Posted by: pdfordiii | April 13, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

i like JC, I hate to see him go. I think hes a lot better then he gets credit for. hope he sticks around. He would have won more games last year if he wasnt on his back so much. same thing wil happen to mcnabb if they dont get some help there soon.

Posted by: b37bomber | April 13, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

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