Posted Thu Jul 28th by Mr.East
Adam Schefter reported early this morning (the man never sleeps) that the Washington Redskins have traded disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots. In return, the Redskins will be compensated with a 2013 fifth round pick.
The Patriots are expected to pick up Haynesworth’s $5 million contract without any restructuring. This move will put Haynesworth next to Pro Bowler Vince Wilfork on New England’s defensive line.
The Patriots are getting famous for picking up another team’s problem and attempting to turn it into their treasure. Randy Moss may have left on awful terms, but he set an NFL record, went to the Super Bowl, and still traded him and a seventh round pick, for a third rounder in exchange. That’s getting some bang for your buck and mostly everyone expects the Patriots to repeat that story with Haynesworth.
Some of you may question this move. Keep in mind that the Broncos are in hot pursuit of Brandon Mebane right now and his yearly salary will possibility (most likely) be more than what Haynesworth will be making with the Patriots this upcoming season.
With absolutely no one on the defensive line worth writing home about, this should have been a move Brian Xanders, John Elway, and John Fox should have been considering. Hopefully today, Denver will bring in its first free agent.