The Washington Redskins had to have a clue of what they were getting when they signed DT Albert Haynesworth. They gave him $41 million guaranteed last offseason while apparently not doing their homework on the type of person he was.
This year, the Redskins have switched to a 3-4 and Haynesworth doesn’t like it. Despite depositing a $20 million check a couple months ago, he’s been a no-who for offseason activities. Now, he’s apparently demanding at trade.
“The Redskins are trying to establish a new regime with new schemes at Redskins Park, and it is not an organization that Albert would have ever been attracted to just a short year ago — regardless of the money,” agent Chad Speck told the Washington Post. “He has made it clear to me that he does not want to play for the Washington Redskins.
“This situation will be a distraction to the Redskins and to Albert and his teammates,” added Speck. “I am certain Mike Shanahan and Bruce [Allen] want to get the most out of their first year and it’s probably in everyone’s best interests for the Redskins to make a deal and trade Albert.”
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While it’s pretty clear that the coaches and front office have tired of Haynesworth’s act, they aren’t alone. Now, it seems like even his teammates want him gone.
“I want teammates who I can depend on, who I can count on,” Fletcher said to Rick Maese of the Washington Post. “[Haynesworth] has shown he can’t be depended on.”
Yeah, it’s that bad. The problem for the Redskins is…who would want him? You won’t get anything of value (just ask them, they’ve tried) and releasing him just means that you urinated some $30 million down the toilet.