We saw it with Corey Dillon and Randy Moss. Now Albert Haynesworth is the latest former troublemaker to reform his ways after donning a Patriots jersey for the first time.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported a source close to Haynesworth’s contract negotiations said Haynesworth agreed to restructure his contract after the trade that brought him to New England from Washington.
According to the source, the former $100 million man — who was due $5.4 million in 2011 base salary — dropped his base salary to $1.5 million. He can still earn the initial base salary back as well as additional money through incentives.
Haynesworth will reportedly earn $1 million if he plays 20 percent of the Patriots’ defensive snaps plus an additional $590,000 if he reaches 45 percent and another $590,000 for every five percent up to 65 percent. His maximum earnings could total $5.85 million this season.
With the saved salary cap space, the Patriots were able to resign Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to a 6-year deal.
Now introducing: Albert Haynesworth — ultimate team player.