The Redskins are still having troubles getting $100 million defensive tack Albert Haynesworth to come in and participate in organized team activities, so they’re continuing preparation to go into the season without him.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder recently told reporters that’s he’s disappointed with the absence of the highest paid player on this roster.
“Yeah, I’m disappointed he’s not here. Absolutely,” Snyder said. “We’re expecting our players to lead by example, and we’re expecting our players to understand that they’re Redskins and they need to be there.”
But Washington isn’t hesitating on filling Haynesworth’s void as they added veteran defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday just before OTAs began Monday, May 17.
The 34-year-old defensive end has played with five teams in 12 years, including a stint with the Denver Broncos last season, where he recorded 33 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles. He started three times but appeared in all 16 games. Holliday started three games for the Broncos in 2009, and before then was a regular starter almost every season since he was drafted by Green Bay with the 19th overall pick in 1998.
Holliday is now the ninth lineman Washington has signed this offseason, including probable starter Maake Kemoeatu.