Posted by Michael David Smith on July 28, 2011, 6:26 AM EDT
Mike Shanahan got the deal he wants, and now
Albert Haynesworth is Bill Belichick’s problem.
In a blockbuster trade for a player who’s capable of being one of the best defensive linemen of the league — or one of the biggest headaches in the league — the Washington Redskins have traded Haynesworth to the New England Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The compensation for the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year is a fifth-round pick in 2013.
Haynesworth, who will have to pass his physical for the trade to become official, is scheduled to make $5 million this season.
Uh, the Patriots play a 3-4, so why would he want to go there?