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Report: Lions Not Considering A Trade For Albert Haynesworth

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Because of Jim Schwartz's history with Albert Haynesworth, for months there has been a lot of talk about the Lions possibly acquiring the disgruntled Redskins defensive tackle. Nothing concrete was reported other than that the Lions might be interested in him, but now it seems pretty clear that no trade will happen, according to Jason La Canfora.

The Lions had internally discussed trading for Haynesworth before April's draft, but that's not an option now after the team used its first-round pick on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has serious concerns about the kind of influence that Haynesworth could become, according to the source.

"Even though Suh is his own man, we don't want any negative influences around him," the source said.

This makes the most sense for the Lions in the long run, because it's pretty evident that Haynesworth's attitude is a huge issue. Although I'm sure early on he would be happy about going to play for his former defensive coordinator from Tennessee and a team that runs a 4-3 defense, there's no telling what losing could do to his attitude.

While the Lions are expected to be better, how would Haynesworth react to playing for a team that is struggling? Just based on his attitude about having to play in a 3-4 defense, I can't imagine he would be good to have around the locker room, so it makes sense that the Lions aren't interested, especially when you consider that rookie Ndamukong Suh would be spending a lot of time with him.