We're Black and Blue All Over:
Albert Haynesworth's request to be traded by the Washington Redskins is certain to draw the interest of NFC North blog readers. Haynesworth was heavily associated in pre-draft media reports with the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, but circumstances have since changed in both instances. (Rumored Lions trade and rumored Vikings trade.)
The Lions drafted Ndamukong Suh to play alongside nose tackle Corey Williams, while the Vikings learned that defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams almost certainly will avoid their four-game suspensions during the 2010 season. I'm not going to say either team doesn't have "room" for Haynesworth, but there is now no urgency to make a deal.
Haynesworth would be a financial bargain at $9 million over the next two years, so his situation is worth keeping an eye on. At the very least, a few of our teams are likely to be mentioned in the ensuing trade reports.
Continuing around the NFC North:
The Detroit Lions claimed place-kicker Justin Medlock off waivers, according to John Niyo of the Detroit News.
Rob Sims should provide the Lions stability at left guard, writes Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.
We should find out Wednesday if the Packers have imposed a huge pay cut on cornerback Tramon Williams, writes Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Packers could "alienate" Williams by following through on that option, writes Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson received community service and paid $378 in fines and fees to close out his 2009 traffic ticket for driving 109 miles per hour on a Twin Cities freeway, according to the Star Tribune. He retained his driver's license because he was allowed to plead guilty to driving 99 miles per hour.
Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com reviews the Chicago Bears' 2009 draft.
The Bears' top four linebackers are attending teammate Lance Briggs' second annual football camp in Sacramento. Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune has more.