Albert Haynesworth hosted a meet and greet yesterday at a Nashville restaurant yesterday. He said he doesn't want to play under under the francshise tag if the Titans don't show any interest in him being here long term:
What makes me nervous is Paul Kuharsky mentions in his article that the Titans and Haynesworth's agent haven't talked since right after the season. What are they waiting on? I understand the history this guy has, but they simply cannot afford to lose him. It might be a gamble to give him a bunch of guaranteed money, but it is a gamble the Titans are going to have to take. The Titans are a top 5 defense with him on the field, and a bottom 5 defense without him on the field. The solution seems pretty simple to me.
Making sure Haynesworth is back and happy should be the #1 priority of Mike Renifeldt. I agree with him not re-signing guys like Drew Bennett, Bobby Wade and Travis Henry because they got way more money than they are worth even in this market. Fat Albert is a different deal. There is no one on the roster that can come close to replacing him. Lock him up Mike!!