Haynesworth Traded To Patriots: ESPN

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    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."

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    "Sometimes when you spend a lot of money, disappointment would be an understatement."

    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.

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