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Albert Haynesworth Traded To Patriots

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While this is not Baltimore Ravens news, it is still big NFL news. The Washington Redskins traded disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots for a 5th round draft pick. Haynesworth signed a $100+ million free agent contract with the Redskins yet never seemed to fit into their system and was suspended for lack of effort. Both sides were happy to see him leave DC, as the players were obviously tired of the disruptive drama.

The Patriots and especially head coach Bill Belichick are getting a player who was thought to be the best in the league when he signed with Washington, and if he can even come close to his All-Pro form, would be a steal of a deal. Belichick will not put up with his antics for a second and if he can't get the most out of Haynesworth, then Albert's days in the league would more than likely be over.

The pairing of Haynesworth with DT Vince Wilfork gives New England an incredibly intimidating front that should be able to plug up the middle and eliminate any chance of running inside against them. Bad news for teams such as the New York Jets, who will have to face them at least twice each season. The Ravens do not face the Pats in the 2011 regular season, but certainly could face them if they both make the post season, which now is looking more likely than ever.