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Haynesworth trade market could heat up, again

With one game in the books and another one six days away, the Redskins reportedly may once again explore the possibility of trading defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

Mort reports that the Redskins “could try” to trade Haynesworth through Tuesday, and that the Titans remain the top potential trade partner.

The price had been a second-round draft pick; Mort believes that the Redskins may take less than that. He says that Haynesworth hasn’t learned the Redskins’ 3-4 defense and that he doesn’t care to learn it.

Meanwhile, coach Mike Shanahan did his best to preserve leverage by projecting a sense that Haynesworth is going nowhere. “We had most of our linemen play between 15 and 30 plays and they rotated,” Shanahan said Monday, explaining the limited snaps Haynesworth received on Sunday night against the Cowboys. “We had six lineman up for the game. Talking about Albert, Albert played hard. He’s getting more comfortable with the 3-4 scheme every time he takes a rep. Hopefully, he keeps on getting better and better, but he did play extremely hard.”

Possible translation? “If you trade for him, you won’t be getting a head case who only plays hard when he’s chasing a pot of gold.”

As we pointed out in the Week One Monday 10-pack, the Titans should not risk adding to the locker room a head case who only plays hard when he’s chasing a pot of gold.