As the Washington Redskins continue to deny that they are actively shopping Albert Haynesworth around the league – cheap to a good home – reports continue to circulate that the Redskins are, well, actively shopping the heck out of Haynesworth.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post tweeted this afternoon that the “door (is) still ajar.” That, of course, after Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher said last night that the door on a Haynesworth had closed for his club after it selected Derrick Morgan with the 16th pick of the first round. Per Reid, the New Orleans Saints have inquired. That might be a perfect pairing for Haynesworth with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who would likely allow him to return to his freelancing ways.
The Redskins are scrambling to add some depth to their draft and the Saints own the 64th pick of the second round. A perfect match? If there is such a thing for a player who has already pocketed $32 million after one season.
But late Thursday night, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan denied that the team was shopping Haynesworth.
“We don't have him on the trading block," Shanahan said. "Does that mean we won't listen to anything that would happen? No. But it would be us listening. I would not anticipate him going anywhere unless he doesn't come to our [training] camp. I'm looking forward to him coming in and competing at different positions and seeing how he practices and helps our organization."
Shanahan is also looking forward to the addition by subtraction the Redskins would count if they could move Haynesworth.
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