Did the Redskins offer Eagles Haynesworth in McNabb deal?

Via Adam Caplan of Scout.com, Sheil Kapadia of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Redskins offered defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to the Eagles as part of the Donovan McNabb deal, but Philadelphia didn’t want him.

“The Redskins actually offered – I’m told by two league sources – Albert Haynesworth, the outstanding defensive tackle, but Albert Haynesworth has an enormous contract,” Caplan said, adding that Haynesworth was a pain to the Redskins’ previous coaching staff.

Haynesworth, who will turn 29 in June, signed a $100M contract last offseason with the Redskins, which included $41M in guaranteed money. He received – get this – a $21M roster bonus on April 1. His 2010 and 2011 salaries of $3.6M and $5.4M are guaranteed, according to contract details.

As the article notes, the Eagles already have two good defensive tackles in Mike Patterson and Brodrick Bunkley, but neither of them play at the same level Haynesworth does. (Or at least, neither of them play at the same level Haynesworth did before he received that huge contract from Washington last year.)

It’s not surprising that the Haynesworth deal is already blowing up in Daniel Snyder’s face. Shoot first and ask questions later has always been Snyder’s plan of attack and I’m sure it never crossed his mind that Haynesworth wouldn’t be a good long-term fit in Washington. He just knew that the massive DT was the best free agent available, so he had to have him. Now Snyder has to deal with Haynesworth finding out that he was temporarily on the trade block. (I would love to be a fly on the wall for that convo.)

What I would be interested in finding out is what the Redskins would have given up if they parted with Haynesworth. Because obviously they wouldn’t have given up Haynesworth and two draft picks. Would it have been a straight up deal? Or would the Redskins have to pay part of Haynesworth’s salary? Would they have given up a late round pick as well as Haynesworth? I guess the world will never know.

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