After a report surfaced that Albert Haynesworth would reportedly give up part of his bonus money to help facilitate a trade, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins will pursue that bonus money through other means.
Haynesworth was reportedly assured by the NFLPA that the bonus money would be his to keep.
But another knowledgeable NFL source that reviewed Haynesworth's contract and the collective bargaining agreement Wednesday morning said this issue is "open to interpretation" now that the defensive tackle has declined to report to a mandatory minicamp and the Redskins are expected to pursue whatever money they can. The source added, "this is the type of case where a longshot may be given an extra hard look because it is so egregious."
Implicit in Schefter's report is that the Redskins don't appear to be pursuing a trade at this point. Instead, they'll try to recoup the money. If that process fails, then it's possible the chatter of the Redskins cutting him could pick up.
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