HAYNESWORTH TO HIT THE MARKET
Posted by Mike Florio on February 18, 2009, 11:57 a.m. EST
If the Tennessee Titans manage to re-sign defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, it won’t happen until after Haynesworth has seen what other teams are willing to pay.
According to Adam Schefter of NFL Network, Haynesworth won’t do a deal with the Titans until after he tests the market.
Schefter says that a “host” of teams are expected to make a play for Haynesworth, one of the top free agents of the 2009 class, and that Haynesworth’s deal could average roughly $12 million per year with guaranteed money in excess of $30 million.
We still believe that the principle of caveat emptor applies here, especially in the wake of last week’s revelation that, four days after being placed on probation, Haynesworth allegedly caused an automobile accident by driving his Ferrari at a high rate of speed.
For more on the concerns teams should have about making a guy who didn’t become a force until he was playing to get paid the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, here’s a recent thing we did for SportingNews.com.