NFL free agency officially got underway early Friday morning. The biggest splash on day one was made by the Washington Redskins as they signed Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Albert says goodbye to the Titans and Nashville where he called home for his first seven years in the NFL. The Redskins made Haynesworth the first 100 million dollar man to play defense.
The Titans deciding not to pay Albert that kind of crazy money is good in the long run because it would have caused major cap problems down the road. They’ve already made two keys free agent moves resigning starting quarterback Kerry Collins and defensive back Vincent Fuller. What money they have left under the cap can be spent in adding depth including possibly some help at wide receiver.
Daniel Snyder and the Redskins have always looked to win the press conference and they did that yet again with the signing of Haynesworth. On the other hand, the Titans have been smart doing their due diligence targeting and signing key free agents which have become staples in the community. I’ll take the way the Titans do business because they have had better results on the field since Daniel Snyder took over ownership of the Redskins during the same time frame. Best of luck to Albert in DC.