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BBAO: Albert Haynesworth and NFC North

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: