The Patriots are close to getting talented and troubled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, a former Professional Bowler who could go a long way to solving their pass rushing problems. Adam Schefter (ESPN) first reported that the 6-foot-6, 335-pounder will come to Foxboro for a fifth-round pick in 2013.
While mayhem was expected when the N.F.L. ended its lockout Monday and launched an instant off-season, everyone predicted the feverish pace of player movement would resemble a swap meet for billionaires. But it would not be proper mayhem unless something really head-slapping happened. Like, say, the Patriots trading for Albert Haynesworth.
And while the Patriots' early-morning trade for disgruntled defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth certainly doesn't guarantee Haynesworth will get his act together like Dillon and Moss did. This is Haynesworth's last chance. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots may have just made a splash. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Washington Redskins traded Albert Haynesworth to Belichick's Patriots for the whopping price of a 2013 fifth round pick.