Titans could accuse Redskins of tampering

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The Tennessee Titans are wondering if something wasn’t kosher in how they lost All-Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to the Redskins in the first hours of free agency last Friday.

Asked by a Nashville reporter on Monday if the Titans might file tampering charges, general Manager Mike Reinfeldt didn’t deny it, saying: “It’s always something we can address with the league. We tried to sign him and unfortunately it didn’t work out.”

Titans coach Jeff Fisher took a slightly different tack.

“They clearly worked a deal that was good for Albert and must have been good for Washington,” Fisher said. “That’s all I can say.”

An NFL spokesman referred my call to the Titans, who declined further comment through their spokesman. If the Titans file a complaint, the league will investigate and then issue a ruling.

I just saw Redskins executive vice president Vinny Cerrato, and he declined comment.

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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