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Also, just FYI guys, Terry McCormick was recently let go from the paper he worked for in their latest budget cuts, but he's good friends with JTB, the admin of the TitansCentral.net website. So JTB has arranged for TC to be an outlet for Terry, and possibly adding on a paying membership section where members could get exclusive content for Terry himself - unfilted with no editors and straight from the source info. That's not final yet, so until then he occassionally posts under the name GeorgeBlanda. He recently posted this about the Haynesworth situation in Washington:
Originally posted by GeorgeBlanda
OK, here is what i know, not based on a full article or anything, but Haynesworth's contract after the Redskins paid the $21 million bonus is actually quite reasonable for the next two to three years for any team that might trade for him. The Titans do have some interest, but aren't going to give up very much in the way of compensation. If the Skins want to dump him, Tennessee would probably listen an offer.
For what it's worth, the Haynesworth camp doesn't expect a trade at all and expect that Albert will be in Washington this year, given that they alredy have so much invested with such a front-loaded contract.
Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt has a chance to make a reputation-changing move, but only if the Redskins are willing to let him.
By trading for defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, the Titans would get the NFL’s prized free agent from a year ago back in Nashville with an affordable contract, one that was much cheaper than what the Titans offered him before he left.
And Reinfeldt would be hailed as a genius in doing so. Fair or unfair, most Titans fans view him as a frugal GM who’s often too slow in making decisions. It doesn’t matter that the Titans had no business giving Haynesworth the $100 million contract the Redskins handed over, or that some of the past free agents he let walk — Drew Bennett, Travis Henry or Travis LaBoy, for instance — all turned out to be busts with their new teams.
If Reinfeldt could get Haynesworth back with a contract that’s essentially worth just $16.2 million over the next three years, he’d finally get cut some slack by an impatient fan base.
Trading for Haynesworth is easier said than done, of course. It hinges more on what the Redskins are willing to accept than what the Titans – or anyone else, for that matter – might be willing to give. One report earlier this week indicated the Redskins are no longer shopping Haynesworth, who spent his first seven NFL seasons in Tennessee.
There are indications the Redskins were willing to take a third-round pick before they paid him the $21 million bonus on April 1. The Redskins offered Haynesworth to the Eagles as part of the trade that sent Donovan McNabb to the Redskins, but the Eagles said no thanks.
Now that Haynesworth has been paid – in all he’s collected $32 million over 14 months – it’s a matter of whether the 'Skins are willing to bite the bullet and trade him now. I still can’t see it happening, but it probably depends on how ticked off Coach Mike Shanahan is at Haynesworth, or how much influence he can have on owner Daniel Snyder, who might not be so willing to let the big guy go after making it rain a monsoon on him.
There’s no question the Titans are interested. Every team in the NFL should be if Haynesworth can be had at such a reduced price. But one big thing working against the Titans: they don’t have a second-round pick to offer as part of a trade. They have a third, and while they’d certainly be willing to give that up, the question is whether the Redskins would take it. They might be able to do a whole lot better. The Titans would not be willing to trade a first-round pick.
Titans Coach Jeff Fisher’s relationship with Shanahan could come into play. What a big favor that would be, steering Haynesworth back to Fisher and the Titans.
It still seems like a too-good-to-be-true scenario to me. But if the Titans could somehow pull it off, the front office and Reinfeldt might never be looked at the same.
Two different reports that the Titans do have interest, but that's not the big part. The big thing is Fisher and Shanny's friendship. When the Broncos drafted Cutler, Shanny called Fisher to ask for his thoughts on him and if the Broncos should select him. Heimerdinger was let go by Shanny so he could come back to Tennessee. They have a strong, mutual respect for one another. Adding in AH's history here and us being in the AFC, and this has legs.
Now, the Skins reportedly wanted a 3rd prior to the massive payout, so their price has gone up. We don't have a 2nd, so we'd probably have to give up something like our 3rd, 4th, and a 2011 3rd RD pick (Also, keep in mind that our 2011 1st RD'er has a 2010 2nd RD value, and those picks will have salary slotting, thus being more valuable. We won't be trading our 2010 1st unless it's a Draft day thing where no one we want is there, but our 2011 isn't out of the question since it could be a late 1st). Players could also be considered: DT Tony Brown (would have to sign an extension at a reasonable price), DT Jason Jones, G/C Eugene Amano, T/G/C Leroy Harris, or OT Troy Kropog could be included instead of picks - maybe even DE Jacob Ford or DE William Hayes if they need a 3-4 OLB.
I don't want to post this in the NFL Forum, since I don't have the time to deal with the 'Skins fans. But, I'm bouncing this off ya'll since ya'll are my boys. <3