Haynesworth a finalist for defensive award

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="4" width="65"><tr><td colspan="1" rowspan="1"><font size="2"><img alt="" border="0" height="90" hspace="4" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/3543.jpg" vspace="4" width="65" /></font></td></tr><tr><td align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1"><font size="1">Haynesworth</font></td></tr></table> <p>Titans defensive tackle <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3543" shape="rect" target="_new">Albert Haynesworth</a> is one of five finalists for the 2008 GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year award.</p> <p>Fans can vote for him or Pittsburgh linebacker <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4433" shape="rect" target="_new">James Harrison</a>, Mimai linebacker <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1826" shape="rect" target="_new">Joey Porter</a>, Baltimore safety <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3552" shape="rect" target="_new">Ed Reed</a> or Dallas linebacker <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8426" shape="rect" target="_new">DeMarcus Ware</a> <a href="http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-defense" shape="rect" target="_blank">here</a> until the afternoon of January 29th.</p> <p>Here is the rundown of Haynesworth's candidacy:</p> <p>Haynesworth finished the season with a career-high 8.5 sacks and seven quarterback pressures to contribute to the Titans' overall defensive effort. In Week 1, Haynesworth sealed the Titans' 17-10 victory over the <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=jac" shape="rect" target="_new">Jacksonville Jaguars</a> with his nine-yard sack of <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3636" shape="rect" target="_new">David Garrard</a> on the final play of the game. In the Titans' 30-17 Week 4 win over the <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=min" shape="rect" target="_new">Minnesota Vikings</a>, Haynesworth recorded two sacks, six tackles and one defensed pass to propel the defensive effort. Haynesworth was nominated for one GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week award, winning once.</p>

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