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Bigger Redskins Free Agent Bust: Albert Haynesworth vs. Adam Archuleta

When it comes to free agency busts and the Washington Redskins, Albert Haynesworth is really in a league of his own. He pretty much set the standard for the entire NFL, seriously.

Nonetheless, there has to be a sacrificial lamb in this experiment. For that, we offer Adam Archuleta who had a hugely disappointing tenure after his arrival resulted in the Redskins being crowned offseason champions for the umpteenth time.

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Albert Haynesworth

Adam Archuleta

Seven-year, $100 million contract. Money Six-year, $30 million contract.
It pretty much started on day one. He clashed with two head coaches, reported to camp out of shape, had unexcused absences from practice, and had "headaches." What Went Wrong Unable to replicate his production in St. Louis, he struggled mightily in pass coverage and was demoted to playing exclusively on special teams.
The Redskins held on for as long as they could and even paid him a $21 million bonus prior to the 2010 season. Eventually he was traded to the Patriots for a fifth-round pick. He was cut after another "shocking" clash with a coach just four months into his stay in New England. The Buccaneers scooped him up, but released him after the season. He hasn't played since. Moving On After a single disappointing season, the Redskins traded him to the Bears in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. His numbers improved slightly in Chicago, but he was released the following offseason. He was cut by the Raiders following training camp in 2008 and hasn't played since. He would later say the pressures of the NFL made him a "miserable dredge of a person.”
20 games (12 starts), 53 combined tackles, 6.5 sacks Stats In Washington 16 games (7 starts), 60 combined tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass defended, 0 interceptions

The winner is

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Albert Haynesworth
3 out of 4

Albert Haynesworth is the Muhammad Ali of free agent busts — the "Greatest of All-Time." He will NEVER lose. We heard we could use all caps.

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