Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pats land Haynesworth; Bush to Miami?

The Eagles can forget about any plans they might have had to land Albert Haynesworth.

Pats land Haynesworth; Bush to Miami?

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Albert Haynesworth is headed to New England. (Susan Walsh/AP File Photo)
Albert Haynesworth is headed to New England. (Susan Walsh/AP File Photo)

The Eagles can forget about any plans they might have had to land Albert Haynesworth.

The Redskins defensive tackle is headed to New England. The Patriots have acquired Haynesworth for a fifth-round pick in 2013, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

There had been multiple reports in previous weeks that Washington wanted to trade Haynesworth, rather than release him, because the Redskins didn't want him to land in Philadelphia with Jim Washburn.

They were successful in finding a trade partner, even though the Redskins won't see a return for Haynesworth until the 2013 draft.

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My take all along had been that the Eagles should explore the possibility of acquiring Haynesworth if the Redskins released him. A trade seemed too risky, given his history, and the fact that Haynesworth is due a reported $5.4M in 2011.

Defensive end is still a bigger need than defensive tackle. Antonio Dixon was outstanding once he got a chance to play last season, and Mike Patterson is solid next to him. Brodrick Bunkley is in the final year of his contract, and Juan Castillo talked him up earlier this offseason. Trevor Laws needs to build on the improvement he showed in 2010.

FORGET ABOUT BUSH, TOO?

Reggie Bush is taking his talents to South Beach.

The Saints and Dolphins have agreed to trade terms, which are contingent on Bush being able to land a new deal with Miami, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com.

The Eagles had been rumored to be interested in Bush earlier this offseason as well. I've said all along I didn't think he was coming here because Bush would have such a limited role. With that being said, I don't doubt that Andy Reid was intrigued with the idea of adding a new toy to his offense.


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