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Saturday, July 26, 2008
Reading the coverage: Haynesworth has ways to avoid franchise tag

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

A trip around the AFC South. Did I miss something? Have a question? Hit my mailbag. I'm in Terre Haute Saturday, Houston Sunday.

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

• Make the Pro Bowl.
• Play 60 percent of the team's defensive snaps.
• Play 53 percent of the team's defensive snaps and the Titans win 10 games.
• Play 53 percent of the team's defensive snaps and the Titans finish in the NFL's top five in total defense.

The first avenue is probably the easiest, and it's the one Haynesworth has the most control over.

"We're just going to play this situation out and see how it goes," Haynesworth said. "Regardless, I am making a lot of money. So I am happy they are giving it to me and we'll see what happens next year."