Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported on Thursday that the Redskins have traded disgruntled defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth to New England.
According to the report Haynesworth had been scheduled for a physical this morning at 8:30am as the team – like the Patriots – had been scheduled to hold their first training camp practices today. Instead the veteran will be heading to Foxboro, ending a tumultuous relationship with head coach Mike Shanahan.
The two had clashed last year of Haynesworth’s refusal to play nose tackle in the Redskins’ 3-4 defense. That won’t be necessary here in New England, since Vince Wilfork plays that role in the Patriots’ 3-4 scheme. Now it will be interesting to see where he’ll fit into the defense.
The move reportedly cost the New England just a fifth-round pick in 2013.