Thursday, February 19, 2009

Haynesworth to Test Market

by: Mike Parker

With the Titans making a strange move in franchising TE Bo Scaife, DT Albert Haynesworth has said he'll be testing the free agent waters.

Now, before everyone gets caught up in a Haynesworth-coming-to-Seattle pipe dream, the link above also mentions the Pro Bowl big man is looking for a six-year deal that would surpass the $12.2 million currently being earned by Vikings DE Jared Allen. In that contract, Haynesworth is asking for $32 million in guarantees. The Titans are said to be offering Haynesworth a four-year, $36 million deal.

If that's the kind of money Haynesworth is looking for, I don't even think he's worth considering. That simply eats too much salary cap space for the Hawks to have realistic leverage with any other position in free agency. And why kill all the fun before it even starts? -END-