Albert Haynesworth walked into the lobby of Redskins Park on the first day of free agency. After being congratulated by front-office chief Vinny Cerrato, the All-Pro defensive tackle turned and introduced his mother.

Once the pleasantries were done, the parties went to work - completing the paperwork on a 7-year contract with the Washington Redskins that is worth about $100 million and includes an NFL-record $41 million in guaranteed money.

"With the contract, it's going to be all on me," Haynesworth said at a news conference. "My goal is to be the best player on the field and to eventually get to that Hall of Fame status and be mentioned with Reggie White and Bruce Smith and all the greats."

Haynesworth's guaranteed payout tops the $37 million the Falcons gave Michael Vick in 2004.

The Redskins agreed to terms with Haynesworth around dawn yesterday, culminating a sleepless night that included a just-after-midnight deal - 6 years, $54 million, $22.5 million guaranteed - to re-sign cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

Haynesworth, 27, got to the quarterback a career-high 8 1/2 times last year, more than one-third of a Washington team total (24) that ranked tied for 28th in the NFL.

Haynesworth, 6-6 and 320 pounds, and has 24 sacks in seven NFL seasons since the Titans drafted him in the first round out of the University of Tennessee in 2002. His possible downsides: He hasn't played a full season since his rookie year because of various injuries, he's been known to take plays off, and he might never live down a five-game suspension for swiping his cleated foot over Dallas center Andre Gurode's face in 2006.

Hall's five interceptions for the season - three with Oakland, two with Washington - were three more than any other cornerback on the Redskins' roster.

He was guaranteed about $24 million in a 7-year, $70 million contract he signed a year ago with Oakland, but he struggled to adjust to the Raiders' man-to-man defense and was waived after eight games. The Redskins picked him up less than a week later.

In other personnel news of note:

* Veteran quarterback Kerry Collins, 36, agreed to a 2-year, $15 million contract with the Titans after leading Tennessee to an NFL-best 13-3 record last season.

After stepping in to relieve injured QB Vince Young in the season opener, he threw for 2,676 yards with 12 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

* Cornerback Domonique Foxworth, who starred at the University of Maryland before moving on to Denver and Atlanta in the NFL, signed a 4-year, $27.2 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens that included $16.5 million in guaranteed money.

* Running back Fred Taylor has signed with the New England Patriots after spending 11 seasons with Jacksonville, which cut him in a salary-cap move.

* Left guard Chris Kemoeatu turned down an offer from the New York Jets and re-signed with the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers for $20 million over 5 years.

* The Cleveland Browns traded underachieveing tight end Kellen Winslow to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for undisclosed draft picks. With the Browns, Winslow had 219 catches for 2,459 yards and 11 touchdowns.

* The Minnesota Vikings acquired quarterback Sage Rosenfels from the Houston Texans and signed him to a 2-year, $9 million contract.

* The Jets signed former Ravens linebacker Bart Scott to a 6-year, $48 million deal.


* Jaguars receiver Reggie Williams, expected to leave the team as a free agent, was charged with DWI and possession of marijuana after being arrested during a traffic stop in Houston.

* Former Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter was arrested in Texas and charged with drunken driving and marijuana possession after being stopped for an alleged traffic violation. *