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Albert Haynesworth is one of the most polarizing players in the NFL. Either you love him or hate him. Or maybe, we should say hate on him. That’s what Alex Marvez is up to by including Fat Albert as one of the NFL’s biggest rip-offs.

On the flip side, we have Haynesworth’s peers, who continue to show the man nothing but respect. The massive defensive tackle was voted the league’s strongest player in a Sports Illustrated NFL Players Poll.

National Football Post writer Michael Lombardi asks the question – should the ‘Skins keep Jason Campbell? His answer: “Maybe the draft will yield a young star, but in the meantime, it will be hard to find a better quarterback available than Campbell.”

Former Redskins safety Matt Bowen, who also writes for NFP, focuses on another Redskins offensive player – asking if the team should bring back Clinton Portis after a concussion sidelined him for the rest of the 2009 season.

The Washington Redskins travel west this weekend to take on the Oakland Raiders, who have won seven of the last 10 matchups between the two franchises. Also, DeAngelo Hall is hoping he’ll be able to play this weekend against the Raiders (a.k.a. – the team who signed him to a seven-year, $70-million deal and cut him eight months later).

In a Super Bowl XVIII rematch, expect the Raiders to go to their running game early and often. The Redskins rank 24th against the run and 18 of the Raiders’ first 28 offensive plays against Pittsburgh were running plays.

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