Lions' pass on Haynesworth no surprise

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m.
Posted By Eric Edholm

The Lions made it public that they have no intention of dealing for DT Albert Haynesworth, and though they seriously considered it, our sources say the team never got to the point where it was even discussing what it might offer for the disgruntled Redskin. Although Lions head coach Jim Schwartz had a relationship with Haynesworth and believed he could tap into the tackle's talent in Detroit, Lions brass felt that the potential distraction — especially with No. 2 overall pick Ndamukong Suh playing the same position — was not worth the gamble. The Lions are not teeming with depth at the position and could use another front-line player to join a top-three rotation of Suh, Corey Williams and Sammie Hill. But they felt that a deal for Haynesworth, even if they were getting him cheaply, just wasn't worth the hassle and the distraction.


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