The Redskins’ pursuit of free-agent defensive tackles is another sign that Albert Haynesworth‘s days in D.C. likely are numbered.
Washington is looking to revamp its defensive line, according to sources, and Cullen Jenkins and Barry Cofield are top targets, as I have been reporting for weeks.
Should the Redskins land those players, it’s all the more likely that Haynesworth will be released or traded for anything the Redskins can get. Jenkins could command up to $7 million to $8 million per season, and Cofield could come in at around $5 million per season.
Haynesworth is set to make $5.4 million in 2011 and isn’t in the team’s long-term plans.
The market for defensive tackles has been slower to develop than some other positions, agents and players said, but by Friday, top players such as Jenkins, Cofield and Aubrayo Franklin are expected to be off the market.