Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt both denied Friday that Albert Haynesworth will be shipped from Washington to Tennessee. However, team and league sources told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora that they remain convinced the Redskins will deal the disgruntled defensive tackle, most likely to the Titans for a third-round draft pick.
Shanahan said on NFL Network that Haynesworth will not be traded, and Reinfeldt told the Tennessean “it’s a dead issue” and “I have not talked to the Redskins in a long time.”
According to La Canfora’s sources, the Redskins are still shopping Haynesworth and have held recent conversations with the Lions, Titans and Vikings. People within the Redskins’ organization still view the Vikings and Titans as potential landing spots for Haynesworth after the Lions drafted Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh No. 2 overall Thursday night.
The Redskins want more than a third-round pick for Haynesworth, but several executives from other teams don’t anticipate the defensive tackle drawing more than the 77th overall pick, which belongs to the Titans. Tennessee doesn’t have a second-round pick, but Minnesota has two.