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Haynesworth Traded To Patriots: ESPN



    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."

    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

    Dan Snyder Talks Albert Haynesworth

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    "Sometimes when you spend a lot of money, disappointment would be an understatement."
    (Published Thursday, May 26, 2011)

    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.