Per Adam Caplan of SIRIUS NFL Radio and Scout.com, the Washington Redskins offered defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth(notes) to the Eagles in exchange for Donovan McNabb(notes). The Eagles passed, ostensibly because they didn't want to take on a contract that will pay Haynesworth a $3.6 million base salary in 2010, and a $21 million option bonus that kicked in on April 1. Haynesworth originally signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins in February of 2009, but the first three years are where the real financial ramifications kick in.
In his contract, $41 million is guaranteed, and a poison pill provision in 2013 basically ends the deal in a practical sense in 2012. So, the Redskins were trying to unload a four-year, $48.2 million deal for a player who played in just 12 games in 2009, and frequently left the field when he was activated over further small injuries. Worse still, the 'Skins are trying to switch to a 3-4 defense, and Haynesworth is a prototype 4-3 tackleRead More »from Redskins offered Haynesworth in exchange for McNabb