The Tennessee Titans do indeed have interest in reacquiring Albert Haynesworth. A league source told TitanInsider.com that the teams have discussed the possibility of a trade and that talks are “serious.” ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that the Redskins were gauging trade interest in Haynesworth with several teams, including the Titans.
TitanInsider.com has learned that the Titans may be willing to offer a mid round pick, perhaps a fourth-rounder, in exchange for Haynesworth.
Haynesworth was drafted by the Titans in the first round (15th overall) in 2002, after playing collegiately at the University of Tennessee.
Haynesworth’s career has been marred with controversy on and off the field. The most memorable one being, when he stomped on Cowboy’s center Andre Gurode’s head in 2006. He was suspended for five games without pay by the NFL.
After reaching incentives in his contract not to be franchised again by the Titans, Haynesworth became an unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason.
On the first day of free agency, he signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins, of which $41 million was guaranteed.
The Redskins have already paid out $32 million in guarantees to Haynesworth. If he is traded, the next three years of his deal calls for a manageable $16 million total, with $9 million guaranteed.
It is not known whether or not the Redskins would try to recoup some of the $21 million bonus they paid Haynesworth this spring. Haynesworth skipped all the Redskins’ off season work outs and has clashed with new head coach Mike Shanahan over not wanting to play in a 3-4 scheme and his conditioning since he reported to training camp.