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  1. mayoclinic

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    This has not been confirmed by a major site, though NFL network and ProFootballTalk have both aired it:

    The Z Report: Albert Haynesworth will be a Washington Redskin

    Rumor is for a $100 million contract averaging $15-16M/year. With Washington, I'll believe anything. Again, not confirmed, but interesting.
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    Snyder is the go to guy when you want an outrageous contract haha.
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    #24 Jersey

    Works for me, any time an AFC contender loses a player to an NFC team it helps us.
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    Yeah saw that what an insane price! 100M gotta be ****tin me I don't even know how the skins can afford him last I saw they had almost negative cap room. Their front office is starting to remind me of the Raiders now with these ridiculous signings every year. Hopefully this possible signing won't have such a large effect on resigning big Vince.
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    It's a gross overpayment -- which in effect takes them out of the running for Cassel.
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    it helps the entire NFL (except the redskins) for haynesworth to be locked up with 100M.......at least in terms of the fact that the only time he's been anything is when he had been in the last year of his deal or playing tagged......

    nothing like fine dining in DC to fatten fat albert up
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    For stupid contracts, he's the Tom Hicks of football. How does he stay within cap limits every year?
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    Well that isn't cheating or anything. Since tampering is clearly against the rules, of course it isn't cheating. This is the hypocrisy of the NFL. The Pats get raked over the coals for videotaping signals that anyone in the stadium can steal, but a team can blatantly negotatiate a contract with a player still under contract with another team and no one cares and the fans of that team who were on a moral high horse over spygate cheers that their team benefitted from cheating.
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    I was hoping he would stay in the same division as Peyton and continue to knock him on his ass for the rest of his career. Oh well, I guess he gets to pick on little Manning now. :D
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    So I understand the concept of backloading, and I recognize I have little knowledge when it comes to the intricacies of the salary cap. But how does Washington ever stay within it's bounds?
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    I wonder if we could convicne him to give Gaffney a big enough contract so the Pats get a comp pick next year?
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    True, but I don't think the NFL can file tampering charges, only the theam that feels screwed. Since it's been agreed on, I guess there's no real recourse.
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    Sounds good
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    If Haynesworth can get 15-16 million, what is Vince Wilfork

    worth. Al Davis may have started something when re-signed Asomugha.
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    If Snyder is the go to guy - Al Davis is the Mayor of that town.
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    Not necessarily. To complete the job, Washington needs

    a good quarterback.
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    Oh, man...that alone would be worth the price of NFL Sunday Ticket! :D
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    Not as much as Haynesworth, honestly, if Albert plays up to his contract. I love big Vince, he's a fantastic nose, the best in the NFL, but he doesn't have the impact Haynesworth does when he's on.
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    The guy is a UFA where's the tempering?
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    Free agency hasn't actually started yet.
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    These type of rumors always start flying around this time every year. Wasn't Asante "guaranteed" to go to about 5 teams in the days leading up to free agency last year? And I remember it was widley reported Adalius Thomas was "already a 49er" before free agency kicked off a couple of years ago.

    Of course, if it is true, the record books should read 2009 Washington Redskins 8-8* (* - Caught Cheating)
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    It baffles me how somebody such as Snyder can be a successful businessman, obviously skilled at negotiating in his non-NFL interests, and then be so bad with those same skills within the NFL. If this rumor is true, then the Redskins vastly overpaid for Haybesworth. Haynesworth had said he "will definitely test the free agent market in search of a long-term deal that guarantees him approximately $30 million and averages about $12 million per year", (i.e., $72 million total for six years). So what do the Redskins do? They outbid themselves and offer a contract averaging $3 million per year more than what Haynesworth was shooting for, and totalling $30 million more than where he was starting his negotiations at.

    It's as if huge contracts are some sort of badge of honor, or something to brag about at the owners meetings for guys like Snyder, Al Davis and Jerry Jones.
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    They used to accept that a certain percentage (20-30%) of their cap was going to be dead money and they would continually push that dead money into future years. They were able to get out that mode and cap hell over the past two seasons. With help from the huge increases in the cap, dead money falling off the books, and not signing any unrestricted free agents last year.
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    yeah but doesn't this hurt our chances at resigning Wilfork?
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    #54 Jersey

    Why is there a cap? I am tired of hearing how 'expert' the Patriots are at cap management. Redskins spend whatever they want, the Jets trim $40M in 5 days... it is a joke.
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    Yeah, and look at all the Superbowls they've been winning...
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    It keeps the league in a competetive state. It keeps owners from overpaying for players without any consequences, but most importantly it forces owners to spend to a minimum amount.

    It is absolutely good for the league.
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    The guy is not an UFA. He won't be until midnight Friday. Right now only the Titans have the right to negotiate a contract with him. If the Titans really wanted to keep him, the Redskins tampering did far more damage to the Titans than videotaping signals ever could. Losing Haynesworth is going to seriously hurt their defense next year. If they lost any chance of getting him because he knew what the Redskins were going to give him, that is far worse than Spygate. Granted people apparently too dumb to see it since it isn't as sexy.
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    Get that beast of a pass rusher OUT of the AFC - Hope it happens
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    Most of the time it keeps teams from spending 15 million dollars

    on a defensive tackle or defensive back.
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