Report: Redskins working to trade Albert
On Monday, Albert Haynesworth walked off the practice field at Redskins Park alongside coach Mike Shanahan and all appeared to be OK.
Reports surfaced that yes, the defensive lineman will dress Sunday night in the opener against the Dallas Cowboys and he is expected to play. There had been speculation Haynesworth would be benched in the ongoing game of who’s the boss in D.C.
And then the calendar turned to Tuesday and now ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Redskins are working to trade Haynesworth back to the team he departed a year ago, the Tennessee Titans.
Citing team sources, Mortensen says it’s the second time the clubs have engaged in trade discussions and that the Titans “definitely would welcome back” a man who is disgruntled, to say the least, in his current home.
The Redkins’ asking price you ask? Two draft picks. Now, what rounds we’re talking about, who knows. Washington has next to no leverage here with the war between Shanahan and Haynesworth certain to continue through the season. The contract isn’t prohibitive for the Titans because Daniel Snyder has already sunk $32 million into Haynesworth.
It looks like the Redskins view this as a situation where trading Haynesworth will be addition by subtraction. If that indeed is the case, then maybe they need to lower the demands and bid him goodbye.
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