- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 1, 2009

If Dan Snyder keeps spending like this - $100 million here, $54 million there - he’s going to make Al Davis look sane.

I loved Vinny Cerrato’s praise for Redskins negotiator Eric Schaffer after Albert Haynesworth’s contract was done. I mean, what did Schaffer do, exactly, other than say “yes” to Albert’s agent, Chad Speck? We’re talking, after all, about the richest deal in NFL history for a defensive player, a deal that set a record for guaranteed money ($41 million).

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Wait, I just thought of something else Schaffer might have said:

“Thank you, sir, may I have another?”

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On the subject of free agency, how did Domonique Foxworth, the former Maryland DB, go from being traded to the Falcons for a seventh-round draft pick to being signed by the Ravens to a four-year, $28 million contract, all in the space of six months? What was it about Foxworth’s one interception as a nickel back in ‘08 - his fourth in 60 NFL games - that so captured Ozzie Newsome’s imagination?

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Did I mention that Domonique was deemed expendable last season by a club - the Broncos - that went on to allow an average of 23 points and nearly 395 yards a game?

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Don’t feel too sorry for Shawn Springs, who was released to clear cap space for Haynesworth. He was paid extremely well for his four seasons in Washington.

(I know Springs was here five seasons, but he missed 16 games during that time - one in 2004, one in ‘05, seven in ‘06 and seven in ‘08. So he was really here four seasons.)

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Don’t know what to make of Pacman Jones‘ latest venture, a role in the upcoming reality TV show “Pros vs. Joes 4: All-Stars.” For one thing, having seen Jones play for the Cowboys last year, I’m not sure if he should be a Pro or a Joe.

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