While the Titans and Lions, both of whom have coaching staffs well-familiar with the Redskins' mountainous defensive tackle, have been the two teams most closely connected with trade talks for the disgruntled All-Pro, a third-team may have entered the mix for Albert Haynesworth: the Minnesota Vikings.
Or maybe not. Conflicting reports indicate that Viking's purported interest may have been overblown. The Minnesota Star-Tribune picked up on early reports from ESPN's John Clayton that the Vikings had entered talks with the Skins about a possible trade, but the paper later reported that NFL sources told them Haynesworth is "not going to become a Viking." While Pat Williams is certainly getting up in there in age, defensive tackle is far from a need for the Vikings at this point, making a potential trade for Haynesworth hardly a priority for Minnesota.
The Star-Tribune did note that since the Redskins already paid him a $21 million bonus last month, the next three years of his deal are a very palatable $16 million over the next three years; a relative bargain for a potential trade partner if Haynesworth remains healthy and motivated.