Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has officially been suspended by head coach Mike Shannahan without pay for the final four games of the season.

Haynesworth, who signed a 7-year contract worth $100 million last offseason, has been involved in a major conflict with the Redskins management ever since he joined the team primarily due to his disinterest in playing nose tackle in their newly implemented 3-4 defensive scheme.

Since then, he's not only disappointed the franchise but fans all around the league as well. All in all, it seems as if enough is enough.

" Despite the club's numerous attempts to persuade Albert Haynesworth to abide by the terms of his contract, he has repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time," Shanahan said in statement released by the team. "Among other things, he has consistently indicated to our defensive coaches that he refuses to play in our base defense or on first-down or second-down nickel situations. He has also refused to follow the instructions of our coaches both during weekly practices and during actual games as well.

"Although suspending any player is not a decision that a head coach enters into lightly, I believe the situation has reached the point where the club clearly has no alternative."

That said, it seems extremely unlikely that we will ever see Haynesworth in a Redskins uniform again. While I'm sure there are certainly a few teams who'd be interested in his services, here's my evaluation of the top ten teams who will stay away from the $100 million bust.

Note: All these teams run the 3-4 which would make it virtually impossible to trade for Haynesworth.

10. New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27: Kris Jenkins #77 of  the New York Jets in action against the Washington Redskins  during  their preseason game on August 27, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium   in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Imag
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The New York Jets defense thrives on interesting blitz packages and employing different looks throughout the game. In other words, Haynesworth would be lining up in different areas on the field based on the situational down and distance.

If he wasn't comfortable playing the 3-4 in Washington, I'm certain he would be opposed to the Jets defense.

9. Baltimore Ravens

PITTSBURGH - JANUARY 18:  Haloti Ngata #92 of the  Baltimore Ravens reacts after he recorded a sack against Ben  Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Championship  game on January 18, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  St
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The Baltimore Ravens hold one of the most stifling defenses in the NFL, primarily due to the dominant play from nose tackle Haloti Ngata.

With him already demanding multiple blockers, there's honestly no need for an addition.

8. Miami Dolphins

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 4:  Defensive tackle Paul Soliai  #96 of the Miami Dolphins sets for play against the Baltimore Ravens in  an NFL Wildcard Playoff Game at Dolphins Stadium on January 4, 2009 in  Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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If you thought Mike Shanahan was tough on Albert Haynesworth, just imagine what the highly disciplined Tony Sporano, Bill Parcells, and the remainder of the Dolphins management would treat him like. Any signs of disrespect would simply be unacceptable.

For that reason alone, I don't see anyway that they make a jump on him.

7. Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 03: B.J. Raji #90 of the Green  Bay Packers celebrates a defensive stop against the Detroit Lions at  Lambeau Field on October 3, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers  defeated the Lions 28-26. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Ima
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The Green Bay Packers boast the top-ranked scoring defense in the league and already have a solid nose tackle in former 1st round draft choice B.J. Raji

Therefore, there's not much need for Haynesworth's skill set.

6. Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02:  LaDainian Tomlinson #21  of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball as Ron Edwards #95 of the  Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game on December 2, 2007 at  Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squ
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Sure, the Kansas Chiefs could use an upgrade at nose tackle.

However, they've surprisingly played cohesively as one unit, and are headed in the right direction.

I don't think they'll want to do anything to ruin that synergy.

5. New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 12: Vince Wilfork # 75 of the New  England Patriots watches the action from the sidelines during the  preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on  August 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/G
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One of the Haynesworth's biggest issues was the lack of production that a nose tackle provides in terms of pure statistics. On the New England Patriots, no individual is allowed to worry about miniscule problems like that.

All in all, I feel that these two teams would simply be a bad fit.

4. Dallas Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08:  Jay Ratliff #90 of the  Dallas Cowboys reacts after he sacked Donovan McNabb #5 of the  Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys have invested time into cleaning up their locker room chemistry issues regardless of the loss in talent.

Adding an arrogant personality like Haynesworth would ultimately negate all their efforts.

Moreover, they already have Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff on the roster.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers

DENVER - JANUARY 22:  Casey Hampton #98 of the  Pittsburgh Steelers is seen on the field against the Denver Broncos  during the AFC Championship Game January 22, 2006 at Invesco Field at  Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Steelers won 34-17.  (Photo by Andy
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Albert Haynesworth has endured nearly every single possible problem, and after the Ben Roetlisberger and Santonio Holmes fiascos, I'm sure that the Steelers won't make a risky move like that one.

Plus, Casey Hampton seems to still have a couple strong seasons left in the tank.

2. San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 5:  Antonio Garay #71 of the  San Diego Chargers looks on from the sidelines against the Oakland  Raiders during their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5, 2010 in  San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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It's already been well documented that general manager A.J. Smith has been stingy and hesitant to offer big sums of money.

Therefore, what makes you think that he would go ahead and bring on Haynesworth's massive contract?

I think he's had enough money issues to make this deal.

1. Washington Redskins

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert  Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines  during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the  University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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Albert Haynesworth is done with the Washington Redskins. It's as simple as that.

The saga has gone on for way too long now, and the team's management had the final word with the suspension.

After all that's gone on, there's absolutely no way that they coexist in 2011.

By Mihir Bhagat


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