Should Denver Broncos "Weigh" a Run at Signing DT Albert Haynesworth?

Michael Keller@@MichaelK_NFLAnalyst IIINovember 8, 2011

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Defensive end Albert Haynesworth #92 of the New England Patriots tackles Running back Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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With the New England Patriots releasing DT and locker room destroyer, Albert Haynesworth, all 6' 6" 350 pounds of him, should Denver consider signing him?

Before everyone goes off on me about his work ethic, his conditioning and his behavior in the locker room, think about it. What would the Broncos have to lose?

He was one of the best DTs in the NFL as a 15th pick in the first round of the NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans. Then when he wanted more money than many countries' total GNP, he was signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins

It didn't work out for him there and he ended up this season at the Patriots. That experiment didn't work out either, especially since they had a bookend to Fat Albert in Man-child Vince Woolfolk.

Considering how short-handed Denver is at the DT position right now, it would only cost them $750,000 in remaining salary to claim him now or wait until he clears waivers, if he is still available and they could get him for about half of that, I think.

Even if he only played sparingly, he could spell the current starters and add some much-needed beef in the middle.

And at this juncture, I don't see him being a real behavioral issue, since he is running out of options. I believe he would appreciate one more chance and would like playing for a defensive head coach in John Fox.

One area of concern might be the mile-high air in Denver and how that could negatively impact his ability to perform at a high level. But could it make sense?

Could Denver actually sign him? Even with all his issues, I would imagine there are several other teams in as bad or worse defensive line situations as the Broncos.

I say make a run at him, about the only thing we would have to lose is the cost of his XXXXXL uniforms and the extra training table grub to feed him.


Just one Bronco fan(atic)'s opinion.