Detroit No Longer with Any Interest in Going After Albert Haynesworth


It sounds like you can count the Lions out as a team that may have interest in Redskins unhappy DT Albert Haynesworth. Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com reports that the Lions are out of the handful of 3-4 teams that might take a shot at Hayneswoth:

The Detroit Lions, once believed to be interested in trading for Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, no longer consider that an option, a team source said Wednesday. The Lions had internally discussed trading for Haynesworth before April’s draft, but that’s not an option now after the team used its first-round pick on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has serious concerns about the kind of influence that Haynesworth could become, according to the source. “Even though Suh is his own man, we don’t want any negative influences around him,” the source said.

It never did make a ton of sense to see Haynesworth in Detroit, after all, he is a locker room cancer, whines when things don’t go his way, and makes outlandish demands when he wants out of a city. The Lions are a young team that cannot afford a cancer like Haynesworth, and it’s the right move for them to move on without him.


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