There was a time when Albert Haynesworth was one of the best defensive linemen in the league and the most valuable free agent of the 2009 free agent class. He landed a 100 million dollar deal with the Washington Redskins and spent 2 mediocre and controversy filled years there before being shipped to the Patriots for next to nothing. He was then cut midseason by the Patriots and scooped up by the Buccaneers, who cut him again after the season. Now, he’s still out of work.
According to NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora, his next shot in the NFL might come from the man who gave him his first shot, Jeff Fisher, who was with the Titans when they used the 15th overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft on Haynesworth. Fisher was also the Head Coach during all of Haynesworth’s best years. Now with the Rams, Fisher is reportedly considering bringing in Haynesworth for a workout.
Still only 31 in June, Haynesworth makes a lot of sense for the Rams, considering who their Head Coach is and their need for another rotational defensive tackle. La Canfora was not reporting an official visit yet, just passing along speculation, so we’ll have to see if Fisher does give him a shot, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all. Likewise, if he does not give him a shot, it’s unclear who would at this point. His former defensive line coach, Jim Washburn, is in Philadelphia, but so far they have shown no interest. Haynesworth may enter 2012 without a team.