Haynesworth won't miss any time
Even though the Redskins will fine defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth the maximum amount for being late to a meeting on Christmas day, the high-priced free agent still will start Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Haynesworth drew the ire of Redskins coach Jim Zorn, who sent him off the practice field. The fine will be at least $9,000, possibly $10,000, but Haynesworth will not miss any playing time against the Cowboys.
Jim Zorn's opportunities
After the Redskins fire Jim Zorn, he is not expected to have to wait long for his next employment opportunity. Amongst the other teams -- that's right, teams -- that will be interested is the Cleveland Browns. New Browns president Mike Holmgren hired Zorn in Seattle, and was one of his biggest champions for the job in Washington. Now that Zorn will be free, and Cleveland is assumed to be making changes, Zorn is expected to have the chance to land in Cleveland if he doesn't take another coaching opportunity first. The other offensive coach that could be ticketed for Cleveland is former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, who wants to remain in the Midwest. Weis's agent is Bob LaMonte, who also happens to represent Holmgren, and LaMonte is the master at matching his clients with one another. Weis might have other opportunities, but he might have the opportunity to work in Cleveland.
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