Albert Haynesworth Traded to Patriots

Washington Redskins Problem Child Albert Haynesworth Traded to New England Patriots

For the better part of a year, fans in Washington D.C. have been waiting for this day: Albert Haynesworth is no longer a member of the Washington Redskins, as the team finally found a trade partner for the Defensive Tackle.

He was a typical signing in the Dan Snyder era: a high profile player with questionable character who got a huge pay day from Washington based on a great season or two at the end of his previous contract, and then he gets to D.C. and fails to produce.

Haynesworth and Head Coach Mike Shanahan butted heads every step of the way, with the former Pro Bowl player decided he didn’t like the idea of playing in the new 3-4 defensive scheme being implemented by the team.

Now he’s the problem of the Washington Redskins no longer, as a trade was reached to send him to the New England Patriots. Yet again, the Bill Belichick helmed team brings a head-case player to Massachusetts, and Patriots fans are hoping it works out as well for them as it did with Randy Moss, Corey Dillon and others.

Just as with Randy Moss a couple seasons ago, for which the Patriots only parted ways with a 4th round draft pick, New England gets problem child Haynesworth for a relatively low price. The Washington Redskins, in addition to parting ways with the biggest source of drama in the locker room, receive a 5th round pick in the 2013 draft.

Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN