Washington -- Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, considered the best player in the NFL free-agent market, has signed with the Washington Redskins, the team said Friday.
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The Redskins' Web site said Haynesworth had agreed to terms with the team. The announcement came Friday morning after Washington said it had signed cornerback DeAngelo Hall. The NFL free-agent signing period began at 12:01 a.m. Friday.
The Washington Post said Haynesworth's deal is worth $100 million over seven years. That deal would be the richest ever for an NFL player. The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville said $41 million is in guaranteed money.
Haynesworth played for the Tennessee Titans for the first seven years of his NFL career and is a two-time All-Pro. He had 8 1/2 sacks last season and is seen as an answer to a weak Redskins' pass rush that was 28th in the league last year.
The Post said Hall, a former Oakland Raider, signed a six-year, $55 million contract with Washington.
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