Albert Haynesworth Is Dirty Cheap Right Now; Which Team Needs Him?

Austin SwaimContributor IJune 17, 2010

HOUSTON - DECEMBER 14:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Tennessee Titans paces by the bench before the game with the Houston Texans on December 14, 2008 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.  The Texans won 13-12.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Only four teams names are being thrown around by multiple sources to acquire the newest Jay Cutler, Albert Haynesworth. Those are 4-3 teams that have shown interest at any point since Shanahan was hired. The four teams are the Lions, Vikings, Titans, and the Raiders. I'm going to take a look and see why it will be tough for Haynesworth to move. His value is nearly impeccable, as a third rounder in 2011 is the benchmark for Albert. Would it be a 5th rounder plus a big guy willing to play DE in a 3-4 cut it? The four teams hope so.

First, let's look at the Vikings.

Starters: Kevin Williams and Pat Williams

Bench: Fred Evans,Tremaine Johnson, and possibly Ray Edwards


Well, it would make little sense to cause more chaos to the legal-troubled Williams duo, and that would happen with three elite tackles for two spots. Not to mention the Vikings need to make room for rookie DE Everson Griffen by moving Edwards inside. They are too stacked and Haynesworth may be more of a liability than an asset to the Purple and Gold.


Next, we'll look at the Lions.

Starters: Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams 

Bench: Sammie Lee Hill, Rookie Terrence Taylor


The Lions are young but stacked. Sammie Lee Hill showed great promise as their #2 guy, only for the Lions to bring in Suh and Williams to bump him out. They have a nice 3-man rotation with good character athletes, and Haynesworth, who may be more talented, would not fit with Suh and Williams's character.


Also mentioned are Haynesworth's former team the Titans. 

Starters:Jason Jones and Tony Brown

Bench: Sen'Derrick Marks and David Howard


Well, the Titans certainly don't have the talent to keep Haynesworth out of the discussion. But why would Jeff Fisher, Mr. Character, bring in someone who left them with the cold shoulder and has only gotten nastier. This, along with Oakland, is the possibility for Albert due to talent, but unlike Oakland, Tennessee has shown to value character in the past.


And finally, the run struggling Raiders, who have already had an amazing offseason defensively. 

Starters: Tommy Kelly and John Henderson

Bench: Desmond Bryant and Kellen Heard


The Raiders are the team I think are the one's who pull the trigger. The trade I believe will be Tommy Kelly (a possible 3-4 DE) and a 4th rounder. Kelly is given for financial purposes. Haynesworth earns $14 M a year, and Tommy Kelly will earn about $ 7 M this year, as this is the big dollar year for Kelly. Haynesworth in the end has the potential to get 8 sacks, not only opening the hole up for Seymour as well. He looks like he may be Oakland bound. But then again, so was Do