Haynesworth to Lions? Not as crazy as it sounds
Other than health care reform and the sticky situation with Afghanistan’s president, the possible trading of Redskins’ DT Albert Haynesworth must be one of the most discussed topics in Washington, D.C.
Haynesworth is not off to a good start with new coach Mike Shanahan who wants him to be a nose tackle in his 3-4 system. According to the Washington Post, he plans to skip voluntary workouts even though it was just one year ago that the team gave him a seven-year, $100 million deal.
How does this involve the Lions? Well, along with the Rams and Titans, the Lions are reportedly interested in acquiring Haynesworth.
This makes complete sense when you consider that Haynesworth played for coach Jim Schwartz who was his defensive coordinator while with the Tennessee Titans. Also, Haynesworth played alongside DE Kyle Vanden Bosch who will now line up for the Lions.
Add the fact that Lions GM Martin Mayhew has been extremely active in trading in the past month and tongues should be wagging. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting today that the Redskins are not interested in trading Haynesworth. That makes sense too since they paid him a $21 million bonus on April 1. But ESPN’s John Clayton reports that a trade of Haynesworth is “very possible.”
With Mayhew pulling off so many trades, nothing would be surprising.