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Confirmed: Seahawks Interested In Haynesworth

The Seattle Seahawks have been making some interesting moves all offseason between draft picks, trades, and front office moves — and to his credit Pete Carroll and his crack staff are certainly competing with the Redskins for most improved NFL roster coming off a 5 win season last year.

With OT Russell Okung, WR Golden Tate and SS Earl Thomas coming by way of the draft, RB’s LenDale White (cut) and Leon Washington and DT Kevin Vickerson coming via trades… this team has almost instantly gained credibility when it comes to talk of competition to make the playoffs in the NFC West.  Now Carroll is interested in shoring up that defensive line even further with a certain disgruntled Redskins “nose tackle”:

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that the team was at least interested in the idea of bringing in Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

“We were interested in the thought of him because he’s such a fantastic player,” Carroll told 106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes and Brian Mitchell during an interview on Thursday (via PFT).

The former USC coach elaborated that the team would only be interested after further investigation as to what really happened between Haynesworth and the Redskins. He also needed to know whether the big defensive tackle’s heart was really in the game.

“… If his heart isn’t in it 1000 percent … then you need to get another guy,” Carroll said.

Most interestingly the coach stated that the Seahawks did start the process of inquiring about Haynesworth.

“We started the process because we thought maybe they weren’t gonna be able to come to a deal and they were gonna make him available, but it didn’t work out that way,” he said.

[via FNN]

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