Redskins unlikely to recover Haynesworth's bonus

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

It appears based on the language of the DL Albert Haynesworth contract and the relevant terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement that the Redskins have little or no chance of recovering any of Haynesworth's bonus money in the wake of his decision to skip this week's mandatory minicamp.

Based on the terms of the contract itself, the Redskins have the right to recover not only the $21 million in signing bonus money paid on April 1 but also $4,285,716 of the $5 million paid to him in 2009. But the contract ignores specific language in the 2006 CBA, which dramatically limits the forfeiture of cash money from signing bonuses to two specific circumstances.

Fantasy Impact: 

After signing a huge contract last offseason, Albert Haynesworth is unhappy about the Redskins transitioning to a 3-4 defense with him at the nose. Unfortunately for the Redskins, another bad contract on the watch of owner Daniel Snyder is coming back to bite them.

The Redskins have already paid Hayworth's $21m bonus, so trading him seems unlikely from their perspective. However, Haynesworth playing again in a Skins jersey also seems like a long shot. This situation is ugly all around.

Stay far away in IDP leagues unless Haynesworth ends up with a different team running a 4-3. Even if that happens, we would be hard pressed to put much faith in Albert returning to his pre-100 Million Dollar Man form.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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