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    Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    Rams Free Agency 2012: Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed, According To Report

    Feb 24 11:11a by Steve von Horn

    Read More: Albert Haynesworth (DT - TAM), Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams

    Free-agent defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has bounced around the NFL since dominating the league during his last go around with Jeff Fisher in Tennessee, but now Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Fisher and the Rams have discussed signing the talented malcontent in the off-season. Haynesworth has worn out his welcome with the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to his poor work ethic and lack of good judgment.

    After signing a massive free-agent deal with the Washington Redskins several years ago and banking $35.6 million in guaranteed money while underwhelming with his play on the field, the team traded him for a fifth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots back in July of 2011. He under-performed during the first six weeks of the season, and the Patriots promptly cut ties with the former first-round pick, who then finished out the season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    There is no doubt that Haynesworth's biggest moments in his NFL career came during his time with Jeff Fisher and Tennessee, and it's unlikely that many other NFL teams would be willing to outbid the Rams based on the hope that he could suddenly turn it around somewhere else. If St. Louis is serious about adding the defensive tackle, they will likely have priority, and the team clearly needs a talent upgrade in the middle of the defensive line.


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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    It has been mentioned that Jeff Fisher's speciality is working with difficult players. More importantly, the signing of Haynesworth would be an upgrade to the position, and it can be done on the cheap. He is definitely worth a look if Fisher believe's he can motivate him. Its an ominous sign for those who are big on charactor, and probably a sign of things to come.?
    I suppose this is one way to raise the talent, but is the reward worth the risk, I ask.?

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    I say we move on and don't give Haynesworth even one look

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    Jim Thomas wrote that Haynesworth wasn't Fisher's guy. He was the DCs guy.

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    Passssssssssssssssssssssssss

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    Passssssssssssssssssssssssss
    I'd have a hard time committing to a guy who has a difficult time getting along and being motivated while winning.

    It's interesting. When a quality WR comes available people make comments like "well if his last team doesn't want to resign him, why should we?" But you get a real trouble maker like Haynesworth and he just might be worth the torture.
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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    There is no sense in beating a dead horse. Haynesworth has had more than his fair share of opportunities to reserect his greatness. We need guys with fire and passion, not guys who are unmotivated.

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    I wouldn't give him a dime until he passes a physical with flying colors. If anybody can revive Haynesworth's career, it's probably Fisher, but at this point, I'd be offering him a base salary pretty close to the veteran minimum with lots of performance-based incentives. That way there's little risk for us, and if he isn't interested, good luck finding anyone else who will give him a better deal.
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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    Haynesworth?!?! What!!!

    I think the actual Fat Albert cartoon would be a better player / addition.

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    I'd rather have Leonard Little back, or Jeff Zgonina...

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    I was pretty impressed with his ability but disappointed with his production. Maybe he can make a turnaround and be comeback player of the year. I say sign him, heck what do we have to lose!
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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    And it begins.

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenfleece View Post
    I wouldn't give him a dime until he passes a physical with flying colors. If anybody can revive Haynesworth's career, it's probably Fisher, but at this point, I'd be offering him a base salary pretty close to the veteran minimum with lots of performance-based incentives. That way there's little risk for us, and if he isn't interested, good luck finding anyone else who will give him a better deal.
    Quote Originally Posted by LA Rammer View Post
    I was pretty impressed with his ability but disappointed with his production. Maybe he can make a turnaround and be comeback player of the year. I say sign him, heck what do we have to lose!
    These were my thoughts as I read the Von Horn article. We need a good DT really bad, and have for years. If Haynesworth will sign for the Vet Minimum, with unlikely to be met incentives (means they don't affect the CAP until next year, IIRC) and a few likely to be met incentives, then I see no reason not to. Maybe he can be the "Lloyd" to Fisher.


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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    I would rather have merlin olsen at this point.

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: Rams Free Agency Albert Haynesworth Signing Being Discussed

    If the money was right id sign him in a heartbeat.

    He wont be expensive.

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