NFL's Five Biggest Clubhouse Cancers the Washington Redskins Could Trade For

JW NixSenior Writer IIApril 13, 2011

NFL's Five Biggest Clubhouse Cancers the Washington Redskins Could Trade For

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    CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 19:  Quarterback Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals calls a play at the line of scrimage while playing the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty
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    Being called a clubhouse cancer does not mean losing will follow.

    History has shown malcontents like Mark Aguirre, Dennis Rodman, Alex Rodriguez, Plaxico Burress and many more hoist championship trophies.

    While Super Bowl dreams for the Washington Redskins may seem faint for the 2011 season, no team enters a season without some sort of hope for some amount of time.

    With Washington looking to fill holes on their roster, trading for players with character issues could certainly be a possibility if the draft and free agency does not do a sufficient job by itself.

    Here are some scenarios that could play out, as ludicrous as they may seem.

Chad Johnson

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    CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals watches the final minute of the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Once called Ochocinco, the 32-year old receiver was pretty productive in 2010 with 67 receptions.

    He accomplished this on a bad team with a weak-armed quarterback and a wide receiver who also demanded the ball each snap. 

    There is the fact that he wants to move on to another team, but hiring him is like hiring an eccentric clown from the circus. Does Johnson truly want to win or just pad his ego?

    This is a question that has followed him most of his career. Not much more than a fifth-rounder should be given for him, only if free agent Santana Moss signs elsewhere.

    But he is an accomplished veteran, one who finally seems to have worn out his welcome in Cincinnati

    If not him, go after Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs if free agents like Vincent Jackson and Sidney Rice have signed elsewhere. Though a bit of a head case, Bowe is full of size and talent.  

    Though it is doubtful he has worn out his welcome yet, the Chiefs might look to sign Rice or Jackson and dump Bowe.

Derek Anderson

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 21:  Quarterback Derek Anderson #3 of the Arizona Cardinals sits on the field after failing to make a first down during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 21, 2010  at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
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    Anderson has a contract the Arizona Cardinals would love to get rid of, especially since he was benched in favor of two rookies in 2010 and was seen yukking it up on the bench while his team was losing big one game. 

    Still, he is better than Rex Grossman, even if it appears Anderson will never again regain his 2007 Pro Bowl form. 

    He is a tall quarterback with a big arm, yet he makes big mistakes when flustered. Given the immense offensive line woes the Redskins have suffered the past few years, he certainly would expect defensive pressure from the opponents. 

    Offering more than a scrub might be too much, but Anderson does offer experience. Whether that is enough to warrant a trade remains to be seen.

Reggie Bush

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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints lies on the ground injured against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty I
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    Bush has been no real issue for the New Orleans Saints, though the recent Heisman debacle has this first-round flop looking foolish. Washington shouldn't offer more than a sixth-round pick for him. 

    Yet, Bush is a better pass-receiving running back and punt returner than anyone currently employed by the Redskins.

Carson Palmer

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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts during the NFL season opener against the New England Patriots  at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images
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    Palmer wants out of Cincinnati, like anyone in their right mind would. 

    Problem is, Palmer has made Billy Kilmer look like Dan Marino since he hurt his arm in 2008.

    Quite simply, the guy has nothing left and most of the fans in the bleachers have a better arm than Palmer. 

    Still, he is far and away better than Rex Grossman. 

    Though Cincinnati says they will hold onto him and the Redskins should not offer more than a bag of unwashed socks for him, he could be used for a year or so while the Redskins draft and mold a quarterback of the future.

Albert Haynesworth

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    Trade for? You betcha! Trade for anything!

    A few used and soiled jock straps...ANYTHING! 

    Haynesworth doesn't want to be in Washington and no one associated with the Redskins wants him there either. 

    The $100 million man is impossible to move, but cutting him is a losing proposition.

    Another season of 13 tackles and 2.5 sacks, his amazing 2010 statistics, may be on the Redskins horizon with a guy giving 50 percent effort while expecting 100 percent pay