The Washington Redskins had to do something about the white elephant known as the Albert Haynesworth contract. Shame on you if you thought I meant "white elephant" for Haynesworth, the man. (I understand why you would think that, but still....)
The Redskins incurred the wrath of NFL team owners when they used the no-cap clause of the 2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement Extension to restructure Vinny Cerrato's poorly constructed deals for Haynesworth and CB DeAngelo Hall.
The Redskins had to do something even if they knew that NFL sanctions were coming in 2012. Hog Heaven applauds them for doing so. HAIL to sound management practice.
Those contracts paid the players more than they were worth and the Redskins would have to account for their income after their useful service to the team. Worse, Washington would have been hit with immediate cap penalties upon their early release.
Hall is still on the roster, but Haynesworth's deal handcuffed him to the team when they were sick of h...