Essentially putting this debate to rest, Jason La Canfora reports that the Lions are no longer considering the possibility of trading for Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. While there's no doubt that he would upgrade the defensive tackle position in a big way, the Lions don't want his bad attitude anywhere near Ndamukong Suh.
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 is more than fine with me. Although I'm sure the Lions could get Haynesworth for a relatively cheap price (trade-wise) right about now, the fact of the matter is that his attitude is awful. When he was playing in a contract year, he put up some ridiculous numbers. But last season with Washington he did not play up to a $100-million level, and now he is just acting like a big baby about having to play in a 3-4 defense. To put it bluntly, the Lions obviously don't want someone like that in the locker room, especially with a rookie like Suh already at defensive tackle.