Bill Belichick’s latest reclamation project is a big one.
Six-foot-five, 320 pounds big.
The Patriots have reportedly traded a 2013 fifth-round draft pick for Redskins D-lineman Albert Haynesworth. The 32-year-old is arguably the most talented nose tackle in the game, but like Randy Moss and Corey Dillon before him, he’s had his issues.
Haynesworth spent his last season in Washington bickering with coach Mike Shanahan, who ultimately suspended him for the final four games of the season. Haynesworth, who was drafted by Tennessee, signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins in 2009.
He is facing misdemeanor sex abuse charges in Washington for allegedly fondling a cocktail waitress. His trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 23.
But while the attitude is iffy, the talent is undeniable. Haynesworth has 30.5 sacks in 110 career games, and he routinely draws a double-team on the defensive line.