Reports: Redskins talking trade with Titans about DT Haynesworth

Posted Sept. 07, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

DT Albert Haynesworth's summer of news continues just days before the 2010 season begins. Reports are surfacing that the Redskins are talking to Haynesworth's former team, the Titans, about trading the two-time Pro Bowler.

Haynesworth has been a distraction since new head coach Mike Shanahan came to Washington, bringing with him a 3-4 defense. Haynesworth skipped OTAs and reported to training camp out of shape, only to fail conditioning tests, suffer from dehydration, call out Shanahan after a preseason game and fall down the depth chart.

Sources told the Associated Press and ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the Redskins have spoken with the Titans this weekend about a trade. Haynesworth spent the first seven seasons of his career with Tennessee, totaling 24 sacks. He played 12 games in 2009, his first season as a Redskin.

Mortensen reported the Titans would welcome back Haynesworth but the Redskins' asking price of at least two draft picks was too high. In February 2009, Haynesworth left the Titans and signed with the Redskins for seven years, $100 million.

The Titans' defense could certainly use a boost on the defensive line. They recorded 44 sacks in 2008 with Haynesworth in the middle and just 31 in 2009 without him.

 

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