ASHBURN, VA - FEBRUARY 27: Albert Haynesworth attends a press conference after signing a 7-year contract worth approximately $100 million with the Washington Redskins on February 27, 2009 at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
What a long, strange trip its been.
Albert Haynesworth, the highly-touted defensive tackle whose on-field performance fell far short of expectations, is now New England's problem.
ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted on Thursday morning: "Washington traded DT Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round pick in 2013."
The 10 year pro spent most of last season benched after public sparring with the Redskins coaching staff. In February of 2009, Haynesworth signed a 7-year deal worth approximately $100 million
Over the course of his career, he recorded 324 tackles, 241 solo, and 30 and 1/2 sacks. The Patriots would be Haynesworth's 3rd team in the NFL - he started his career with the Titans in 2002.