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Albert Haynesworth was a shell of his former self in 2010. He was lazy, selfish and in a defense he didn't want to be in. Why would anybody want to bring him in after his woeful 2010 campaign?
New defensive line coach Jim Washburn is the key to Haynesworth's acquisition. They were last together at Tennessee in 2008. The Titans had 44 sacks and won 13 games. Albert Haynesworth reportedly wants to come to Philly and be reunited with Washburn. Sources within the Eagles organization have stated that Washburn wants Haynesworth to come to Philly as well.
The Eagles have tried to bolster their pass rush last offseason. Brandon Graham tore his ACL last season and Howie Roseman was unable to sign Julius Peppers. Trent Cole is still an elite pass rusher, but the Eagles clearly need another player on the line to create pressure.
Albert Haynesworth makes a lot of sense. He is a force in the pass rush along with being a dominant run stuffer. He commands double teams, which will force opposing teams to block both Antonio Dixon and Trent Cole one-on-one.
The only obstacle in the Eagles acquiring Haynesworth is the fact that he is still under contract with the Redskins. The Redskins claim they won't give up their 330-pound headache for anything less than a second-round draft pick. Haynesworth is in year three of a seven-year $100 million contract, including the fifth year in 2013 where Haynesworth will be owed $29 million.
No team that runs the 3-4 defense(17 out of 32 NFL teams) will be willing to offer up anything for a very unmotivated Albert Haynesworth. The Eagles are the only willing suitor, and the Redskins will have to dump him sooner or later.