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Haynesworth hoping to be dealt during the draft


It sounds more and more like the Redskins are willing to listen to serious offers about DT Albert Haynesworth. The team has been looking for a possible trade partner, with the Titans a team that reports say has shown interest. The Washington Post today says that Haynesworth himself, who has yet to show up at conditioning, thinks he’ll be dealt during the draft.

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has not participated in the Redskins’ voluntary offseason conditioning program, has skipped this weekend’s voluntary minicamp and only plans to attend June’s mandatory minicamp, according to two people in the organization familiar with his situation. Haynesworth is frustrated about the Redskins’ plans to use him as a nose tackle in their new 3-4 defense, and the eight-year veteran hopes to be traded during the three-day draft that begins next Thursday. On Saturday, General Manager Bruce Allen said he was not disappointed about Haynesworth doing his own thing because “it’s voluntary.”

When you don’t start showing up for conditioning, it’s a clear sign you either are lazy or want out, and while Allen is saying he’s not upset that Haynesworth isn’t there, that’s garbage. He wants his “star” player acquired in free agency last season there, and the Skins will look to move him, the question now is will they find someone that wants him and his inflated contract?


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