The NFL Lockout is still in effect, but that hasn't stopped Albert Haynesworth rumors from flying. The Redskins will surely be parting ways with their highly-paid, disgruntled defensive tackle, though it's not clear whether it will be via trade or an outright release. When that happens, it appears the Philadelphia Eagles will be interested.
Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Eagles' defensive line coach Jim Washburn, who coached Haynesworth in Tennessee, badly wants the Eagles to acquire him.
During last season, Tennessee made a run at reacquiring Haynesworth but was rebuffed after offering only a fourth-round draft choice. It's believed that the Titans, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Eagles would be the teams most interested in Haynesworth.
"Jim [Washburn] is convinced he can get the most out of Haynesworth," the Eagles source said. "He wants him badly."
Any possibility of Haynesworth remaining in D.C. probably went away after defensive coordinator Jim Haslett had harsh words for Haynesworth in a radio interview. A source close to Haynesworth tells Silver that Haynesworth was enraged by Haslett's comments.
SB Nation's Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation is cautiously optimistic about such a move, but points out that the Redskins may not be too keen on giving Haynesworth to the Eagles after the Donovan McNabb fiasco.
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