The National Football League Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth , who was suspended without pay on Dec. 7 for what the team called detrimental conduct.
DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the National Football League players union, speaking in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt” airing this weekend, said a player lockout next season is a “near certainty” and it would cost the U.S. economy an estimated $5 billion in lost wages, taxes and other revenue if the entire season is canceled.
The New England Patriots acquired defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth from the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round draft pick, the Washington Post reported, citing three people in the National Football League that it didn’t identify. Haynesworth clashed with coach Mike Shanahan last year, and was suspended for the final month of the season.
Quarterback Kevin Kolb was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles to the Arizona Cardinals, who released quarterback Derek Anderson yesterday during the third day of National Football League free-agent negotiations.