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Report: Haynesworth To Be Traded Before Season?

Via PFT — Albert Haynesworth’s decision to not take part in voluntary workouts and OTAs are starting to bug the wrong people.  Most notably, the defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is not impressed with Haynesworth’s lack of leadership.

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan hasn’t backed away from his emphatic statement that defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will not be traded. But reports keep surfacing that the Redskins want to trade him.

The latest report comes from Jason Reid of the Washington Post, who writes, citing “people with knowledge of the situation,” that the Redskins still would prefer to trade Haynesworth before the season.

If Haynesworth doesn’t get traded he’s going to be behind his teammates in learning the new defense. Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says Haynesworth has already missed a lot of valuable time in the offseason program.

“When I first got here, we met on a daily basis with the players, we did walk-throughs three times a week with the players . . . so it was a process,” Haslett said. “And it wasn’t you walk in and one day you know [everything]. It was probably a two-month process just to get ’em lined up right. . . .

“So to walk in off the street and to think you’re going to know . . . this is one of these defenses that you just don’t walk in and think you’re going to learn right away. It’s not that easy.”

Haslett says of Haynesworth’s decision to skip voluntary workouts, “It’s not right, it’s just the way it is.”

We’ve been over this and over this, and it really doesn’t matter that Haynesworth plans to be at the first mandatory OTA in mid-June…. too little, too late.  That’s 3 months of work you have to make up in some way, and regardless of the personal work its the lack of team participation that WILL NOT bode well with your team, or coaching staff.  You don’t win games like this… particularly when you’re supposed to be learning a totally new scheme and everyone needs to be on the same page.

Trade the man, the sooner the better.  The Giants and Eagles could both use him and still predominantly run 4-3 schemes. The Vikings and Panthers still do too. Atlanta?  Chicago?  Oakland?  Detroit?  Seattle?  St. Louis?  TENNESSEE AGAIN!?!?!?

ANYWHERE but in Washington would do at this point.


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