Online Now 43

Titans have no interest in Big Al

A source tells TitanInsider that the Tennessee Titans have no interest in bringing defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth for a return engagement.

Haynesworth was released Tuesday by the New England Patriots after a sideline altercation with defensive line coach Pepper Johnson.

He enjoyed his most productive seasons while a Titan, leaving as a free agent after 2008 for a seven-year, $100 million package with the Washington Redskins. However, that deal soured after Haynesworth began to clash with new head coach Mike Shanahan last year when Shanahan was upset about Haynesworth conditioning and Haynesworth bristled at playing in a 3-4.

He was dealt to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round pick and reworked his contract, saying that going to New England would be a career-saving move.

Now that Haynesworth is free, however, the Titans have no interest in bringing him back for a second look, as they appear to be content to develop young tackles like Karl Klug, Jurrell Casey and Zach Clayton for the future.

  • Honestly, our decision to let Big Al walk out the door to Washington now looks pretty good, although a lot of folks around here were pretty upset at the time. If Al had stayed in Nashville, he might have been better than he was in Washington and NE with Washburn still coaching him, but I don't think he would have been anywhere close to the dominant player he was in his last 2 years----- and to justify the sort of money he got on the Redskins contract, he would have had to be EVERY BIT as dominant. Evidently, Albert's not even worth $750,000 to us now.

    President- Nashville Storm Minor League Football Team

Already have an account? Sign In