Titans, Haynesworth consider deal options
By JIM WYATT • Staff Writer • June 24, 2008
The Titans might honor defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth's request to not be the team's franchise player in 2009, General Manager Mike Reinfeldt said Monday.
Such an agreement would likely come with stipulations attached to Haynesworth's one-year tender that would give the Titans a chance to retain him, however. Left untagged, Haynesworth would become an unrestricted free agent.
"Albert wants to be in Tennessee and I think this would be his best place. So I think that's why we have entertained (that option)," Reinfeldt said. "With the right situation we might consider it.''
With negotiations on a long-term contract going nowhere, agent Chad Speck said last week he'd like Haynesworth to sign his one-year tender and report to training camp if the Titans would agree not to franchise him next season. Coach Jeff Fisher immediately called such a scenario "unlikely.''
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