BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots have reportedly acquired troubled veteran defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth from the Washington Redskins.

The Pats have traded a 2013 fifth-round draft choice for Haynesworth, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Read: Haynesworth’s Stats

Haynesworth, who’s listed at 6-foot-6 and 335-pounds, played 7 years with the Tennessee Titans and then signed a $100 million deal with the Redskins. He then had two lousy years there (he played in just 20 games) and was frequently at odds with ‘Skins head coach Mike Shanahan, who wanted to make Haynesworth the nose tackle in a 3-4 defensive scheme, something that Haynesworth was uncomfortable with.

Check: NFL Free Agency Tracker

Pats coach Bill Belichick brought up Haynesworth in his opening remarks to the media Thursday morning.

“I talked to Mike Shanahan last night and we’re in the process of acquiring [Albert] Haynesworth, but that’s not complete yet, so I can’t really comment on that at this point until it’s completed – if it does get completed,” Belichick said.

Dan Roche Blog: Haynesworth Deal A No-Brainer For Patriots

Belichick dodged further questions that specifically mentioned the 30-year-old Haynesworth.

You can listen to trade reaction live on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Comments (3)
  1. FireGuyFrank says:

    WHY!? Haynesworth is the last guy I want on the Patriots. I only hope Belichick isn’t afraid to cut this lazy guy early.

    I commute to DC for work, and I can tell you that fans of the professional football team here are very, very happy to bid farewell to this guy.

    Huge mistake. Huge!

    1. Frank Davis says:

      Just remember that we’ve gotten a few “lazy disruptive” players here before and they came out & perform for Bill. I’m sure he knows what he’s doing & will bring out the best in Haynesworth.

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