The Redskins are not done wheeling and dealing this offseason after trading for Donovan McNabb as they have put gigantic defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and his even larger contract on the block. John Clayton of ESPN name drops the Rams trading Adam Carriker (and I’m assuming some draft compensation) for Haynesworth.
If the Rams are able to deal for Haynesworth without giving up any of their top 2 draft picks and they can support his massive contract, I say they should pull the trigger with no hesitation. Carriker and 3.1 or 4.1 for Haynesworth and his contract? Haynesworth’s contract makes it prohibitive for him to be traded, because very few teams want to take on that much money for a defensive tackle. Could the Rams trade Carriker straight up for Haynesworth and his contract?
Haynesworth would put the Rams defensive line in the upper echelon of the league against the run and would help blitzing linebackers find holes against the pass. Coach Spagnuolo should be able to inspire Haynesworth and put him in a scheme that would allow him to be successful since he was miscast in Washington.
Haynesworth contract is in essence a 4 year $48.2 million contract, which if he was traded to the Rams, means he would be under control for 3 more years. That is a good length for a veteran tackle who could wear down with age.