Should the New Orleans Saints make a play for Albert Haynesworth?

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Haynesworth fell so far from grace with the Washington Redskins, that he was traded in July of 2011 for a mere fifth round draft pick in 2013 to the New England Patriots.

Many analysts said that if anybody could turn Haynesworth around, it would be Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.  It seemed that Haynesworth was finally going to abide by the rules.

Then, he reportedly got into a confrontation with defensive line coach Pepper Johnson and was released on November 8, 2011.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed him off waivers where he played the rest of the season and released this week.

Even with the Buccaneers, Haynesworth showed little effort and looked like he didn’t want to be there.  Two teams in one season doesn’t make a motivated player.

As far as the Saints are concerned, besides the character issue, they probably won’t make a play for Haynesworth since their current roster is full of choices on the defensive line.

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  • euphoni

    Terrible idea.

  • euphoni

    Terrible idea!

  • Keith Null

    @euphoni It may not be so terrible if the Saints can get him on the cheap. Haynesworth could thrive in Spagnuolo’s defense and a pass rush defensive tackle — he clearly was not a fit in Washinston’s 3-4 scheme as a nose tackle. Two of the Saints DT’s — Aubrayo Franklin and Shaun Rogers — could be on their way out. In Franklin’s case there will be strong consideration from 3-4 teams in free agency, and as far as Rogers is concerned the Saints are not going to pay him 3.5M to 4.5M to play for them again. Not after last season. If New Orleans loses both I can seem them making a play for Haynesworth at the right price.