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April 8, 2010 @ 4:49 am
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Yasinskas Weighs In On Bucs and Haynesworth

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ESPN's NFC South expert Pat Yasinskas weighed in on Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth possibly being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yasinskas doesn't think a trade of Haynesworth to any NFC South team is likely.

I’m not going to say that would be a good or bad move by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I’ll just say I don’t think you’ll see it happen. Although Tampa Bay reportedly made a huge offer to Haynesworth last year, I think that was before coach Raheem Morris, general manager Mark Dominik and ownership really grasped what the idea of the youth movement they came up with was really all about. Not saying they have knocked it out of the park yet or ever will, but it seems like they now have a common vision that the way they want to build is through the draft. Dominik and Morris keep pointing to the 11 picks they’re holding and I don’t see them letting go.

Source: ESPN - Pat Yaskinskas

PewterReport.com's Take:
The Bucs inquire and show interest in big name players at times, but they haven't added one in years. The organization did that 10 years ago when they brought in Keyshawn Johnson, Brad Johnson, Simeon Rice, etc, but that is not their method any more. The Buccaneers could afford Haynesworth. Currently they are way below last year's salary floor, but they are looking to save money rather than spend it. Washington is also looking for draft picks, and as Yasinskas says, the Bucs are looking to hold onto to their picks, not deal them away.

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