After just a year of dealing Albert Haynesworth to the Washington Redskins, The Tennessee Titans are kicking the tires on the possibility of bringing back the mammoth tackle to Good Old Rocky Top, reports The Nashville Tennessean.
With the Redskins recently adding Adam Carriker to their payroll, the deal has more possibility than ever before.
Washington now has the ability to absorb the loss of Haynesworth, and have put themselves in a position where they can deal him cheap—enter in Tennessee.
The Titans have already lost Kyle Vanden Bosch, and with the aging and ailing Keith Bulloch probably being relegated to a reserve role only, the Titans defense—a squad on the decline—suddenly starts to lose some fantasy value—enter in Haynesworth.
Haynesworth struggled a bit in Washington, and staying another year would absolutely ruin his fantasy value in IDP leagues. With Washington transitioning to a 3-4 scheme and having to deal with Chris Samuels retiring, they are without a true NT; a position they want Haynesworth to play, and a position that Haynesworth DOES NOT want to play.
Playing in Tennessee’s gritty front four attack first system not only bodes well for Haynesworth, but for fantasy owners as well, and having a true pass rusher could add value to the linebacker corp. in the overall turnover department.
The deal—if any should happen—will probably happen in the next 48 hours, so stay tuned for further developments.
UPDATE: 4/22/2010 - 5.56 PM EST ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that The Minnesota Vikings are also in the mix for Haynesworth despite having the "Williams Defense". It makes senese since Pat Williams' career is nearing its end, and Haynesworth has a low price tag for a team that is towards the bottom of the draft. If the Vikings have a favorable situation when their pick comes, they could wind up pulling the unexpected trigger. We'll keep you posted!
UPDATE 4/23/2010 - 5:29 PM EST: The Nashville Tennessean is now reporting that GM Mike Reinfeldt and coach Jeff Fisher have said that the Titans are not interested in trading for Albert Haynesworth. But in addition to that Mike Shanahan has also said that Haynesworth "will not be traded".
The deal pretty much went south when the Redskins asked for a lot more than the Titans were willing to give up, so for now, it appears that Haynesworth better get used to learning the 3 technique until someone else comes traipsing along to try and pry him out of Washington.
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