Patriots reportedly trade for Albert Haynesworth
|07.28.11 at 7:02 am ET|
Someone with plenty of talent and plenty of baggage is on his way to New England, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Thursday morning that the Patriots have sent a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft to Washington in exchange for disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynseworth. A physical must be passed by Haynesworth, who famously could not pass the Redskins’ conditioning test last year when he took a lavatory break in the middle of the two-part test’s second phase.
Haynesworth, now 30, was a star in his days with the Titans after being drafted 15th overall in the 2002 draft. A two-time All-Pro with the Titans, he hit unrestricted free agency in 2009 and cashed in on a seven-year, $100 million deal with the Redskins in February 2009. Between not getting along with head coach Mike Shanahan (who would suspend him in 2010) and an initial reluctancy to play in the 3-4, the signing proved to be disastrous on Washington’s end. In two years in Washington, Haynesworth’s sack total (6.5 combined) did not match the eight he put up in his contract year.
The pick is the first 2013 selection the team has traded, and they have their assigned picks remaining in all other rounds. The Pats have two picks in the first two rounds of the 2012 draft, as well as one selection each in the third, fourth and fifth rounds.