The NFL may be having its downtime right now, but the rumor mill never rests. I know we’ve heard this one before, but DT Albert Haynesworth is still being linked to the Rams. Haynesworth has said he intends to keep playing, and he’s looking for the right fit to fully utilize his skill-set. Considering that Haynesworth had his best seasons under Jeff Fisher while with the Titans, the connection makes sense. Factor in the fact that Jason LaCanfora has also linked the Rams as a possibility this week on Twitter, and things are picking up.
Personally, I think he might be worth a look. The guy was the best player at his position a few years ago under Fisher, and considering we don’t have a ton of depth at DT, a low-risk deal for one season might be a nice investment. If he doesn’t work out, we cut ties with him and move on. If we could get something out of him, then we wouldn’t have to rely on Michael Brockers to step in and carry the load right away.
Of course, Haynesworth would certainly be a gamble and considering that the Rams already have some questionable characters on the roster, it might not be worth the trouble. He hasn’t been good for several years, and trouble seems to follow him. I’d say Fisher knows him about as well as anyone, so I will trust whatever he decides. I doubt Fisher would risk bringing Haynesworth in if he didn’t truly believe he could get back to the high level he once knew.