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Shanahan: 'Pretty good chance' Haynesworth won't be traded

With Tuesday's NFL trade deadline looming, General Manager Bruce Allen recently said the Redskins do not plan to trade defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, and Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday there was "a pretty good chance" Haynesworth would remain with the team, though the coach declined two opportunities to rule out a trade.

Addressing reporters Monday at Redskins Park, Shanahan discussed his reasoning for holding out Haynesworth from Sunday night's 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at FedEx Field. Haynesworth told teammates he would have preferred to play, two team sources said, but Shanahan assigned him to the inactive list.

With the trade deadline set for Tuesday at 4 p.m., Shanahan acknowledged that he could provide an answer as definitive as Allen's, "but if I said that, then you guys would know for sure. So I just kinda try to keep ya' guessing a little bit. You just never know. There's a pretty good chance, though, that he won't be traded."

Haynesworth's name has been mentioned in trade speculation since shortly after Shanahan was introduced as the new head of the football operation in early January. Haynesworth expressed frustration about Shanahan's decision to scrap the team's successful 4-3 scheme for a 3-4 base front - in which Haynesworth would move from a three-technique tackle to a nose guard - and requested to be traded before skipping the team's mandatory June minicamp.

Throughout the offseason, preseason and early this season, Tennessee was believed to be highly interested in reacquiring Haynesworth, who was drafted by the Titans and spent his first seven seasons with the organization. But Tennessee was not willing to meet the Redskins' asking price for a two-time all-pro player who was paid $32 million before the start of the 2010 season. Haynesworth has a base salary of $3.6 million season.

Haynesworth missed his second consecutive game following the death of his younger brother in a motorcycle accident. Haynesworth, who was given the use of a Redskins private jet to help his family, missed the Week 5 victory over the Green Bay Packers after traveling to Nashville, Tenn., to tend to family matters stemming from the accident. He then traveled to Hartsville, S.C., to make final arrangements for his brother, Lance McCoy, 23, and missed the first day of practice Wednesday in preparation to face the Colts.

On returning to Redskins Park, Haynesworth told teammates Thursday he was ready to resume work. He participated in practice Thursday and Friday and took part in the walk-through Saturday before reporting to the team hotel Saturday night.

Players who miss practice will not play, Shanahan said, and Shanahan apparently decided earlier in the week to hold out Haynesworth after he didn't attend the first day of the work week for players.

"You take a look at somebody when they come in [and] they haven't worked out for seven days," Shanahan said. "You kind of have an idea [of what he would decide]. ... Then, you see where they are mentally. You kind of get a feel physically and then you make a decision based on what you think gives you the best chance to win."

Apparently, Shanahan was concerned about Haynesworth's mental state after suffering the loss of his brother.

"There's a lot of things that were weighed in that evaluation," Shanahan said. "It's not just based on what's best for our football team. Sometimes it's based on what's in the best interest of him."

Shanahan's decision stirred media speculation that the Redskins were holding out Haynesworth in hopes of moving him before deadline. In his best performance since the scheme change, Haynesworth was a disruptive force in the Week 4 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins face the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Solider Field.

"He's getting some conditioning in, getting back in the flow of things," Shanahan said. "Hopefully, once we start practice on Saturday, he's feeling pretty good, [his] mind-set's ready to go ... and he'll be ready to go this week."

And in all likelihood, that will be as a member of the Redskins.

"God, I'll be so glad when that's over with so we don't have to talk about this anymore," Shanahan said. "We've been answering this question for the last six months every day. You'll just have to wait and see."

By Jason Reid  | October 18, 2010; 6:28 PM ET
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Comments

Who's Albert Haynesworth?

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 18, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

My guess is that Albert was physically ready to play on Sunday, but maybe not all there mentally. There are a ton of different ways people react to a death of someone close.

Getting back into a routine is a big deal, hopefully Albert can finish 2010 being the beast he can be.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 18, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Argh, here we go again. Hope fully J Reid isn't going to get stuck on the whole Albert thing again. That was the epitome of beating a dead horse to dust, going and buying another horse and then beating that one to dust. Please don't be a third horse.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Let the domination begin. No more BS

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 18, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK72-Em6vXs&feature=player_embedded

This was a killer. Not only did he drop the INT, he blew the coverage in the endzone on the TD.

I've liked Moore since we drafted him and thought he should have started last year but he's got to improve his tackling, angles, coverage, and catch the easy ones.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 18, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan: 'Pretty good chance' Haynesworth won't be traded


Perhaps this claim will be backed up by having what seems to be a valuable asset actually play.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 18, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Great Guy, mediocre QB. I feel for the guy...As bad as our OL and receivers were last year, Oakland is the junior varsity.

Jason Campbell fine, but Kyle Boller may still start

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 18, 2010 6:22 PM ET

Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell lost his starting job to Bruce Gradkowski after only a few games this season, despite the contract extension he signed over the offseason.

Now he could face another indignity: Getting benched for Kyle Boller.

Coach Tom Cable said there is "absolutely" a chance that Boller will start over Campbell on Sunday against the Broncos. This isn't because of Campbell's injured knee. An MRI revealed no structural damage to Campbell's knee, but Campbell's Jamarcus-like numbers against the 49ers appears to have spooked Cable.

Gradkowski appears to have a grip on the job when healthy, but no one is sure when that his shoulder will allow him to return.

Boller has a history with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson going back to Oakland. Despite that, it would be a damning statement about Campbell's future with the Raiders if Boller gets the call in a key game against Denver.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 18, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Living the Norv life ...

from Tim Sullivan, Charger sportswriter, on SD losing to Sea, Det, KC and StL (combined 15-49 in 2009) this season: Going 0-for-4 against these guys is like having sand kicked in your face by Justin Bieber.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 18, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Allen and Shanahan are also the geniuses that cut Hunter the Punter and brought in that dud Bidwell. Two of our better linemen, Dockery and AH, sit. Meanwhile, we are getting pushed around on both sides of the ball by a sissy team like the Colts.

Before anyone starts blathering about our run game, the Colts held us to less than their average yards given up on the ground.

Posted by: Iamhumongous | October 18, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Okay I've done a complete 180 on this. I think ah will be traded tomorrow/tonight.

Also I've seen enough from d5 to sign him long term (3-4 years). I can't belee we have a qb with a pocket presence/awareness. I had no idea he was this good.

Btw if torain makes that cut near the goal line, goes where he was suppose to go skins win the game and he doesn't get hurt. Ohh well woulda coulda enneffella

Posted by: dealer1 | October 18, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

You know what I love? These so called "fans" that come on here and do nothing but bash away like they actually know something. Hey, I have an idea, if you're so sjkn' smart lets hear your plan? Oh? Don't have One? You just wanna b!tch about this and that? Tell you what, save for someone who gives a damn. No one here gives a sjk about your sandy little vag and what you have to cry about today. Now, if you got a solution to suggest, by all means, share it with us. But if all you want to do is cry about what this person is or isn't doing just save us all the wasted minute in life and keep it to yourself. Waaa wAAAAAA, like a bunch of whiney little female dogs.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan: 'Pretty good chance' Haynesworth won't be traded

--

Then there's also a 'pretty good chance' that the Redskins are going to have to carry his lazy ass -- and put up with all of the immaturity, petulance and insubordination -- for the rest of the season. What a waste of a roster space!

What is it about this front office group that insists on handcuffing the coaching staff with one bad personnel move after another?

Counting CP26 (who really should be on the IR list, that is if he weren't such a sentimental favorite with the owner) and AH92 -- who will never live up to his cost or potential -- that's spotting any other team we play at least two roster spots before they even step onto the field.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 18, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan was asked about the above remarks in his Monday interview with CSN's Kelli Johnson and he said he was kidding....that he was so tired of being asked that question about Haynesworth so just went along with the media. When Kelli asked him about Haynesworth not being active and mentioned that Haynesworth wanted to play, Shanahan said Haynesworth returned to practice on Thursday but they only had the walk through that day due to the rain and he only had Friday and another walk through on Saturday and that Haynesworth did not really feel like going through strenous conditioning (I'm paraphrasing here).

Amyway...who knows? I know I was very angry last night that Haynesworth was inactive.

Posted by: Lisa_R | October 18, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Campbell and the Raider offense looked like garbage vs SF yesterday. The Raiders couldn't run -- Michael Bush was flat -- and Campbell was awful. That said, JC's receivers were also pretty bad and the 2 picks weren't bad throws. One was a great diving INT by an LB, the other hit the Raider WR between the numbers and popped out.

On the 1st drive, Raiders got 1st and goal at the 8, JC hit the WR to the 2 yard line. The guy fumbled,, then recovered back at the 4. OL penalty on the next play and instead of 2nd and goal at the 2, it was 2nd and goal at the 9.

Next series, they get to the 12 and ran it 3 times for 6 yards.

Both possessions were FGs.

Then look at how bad they were on 1st down the rest of the game -- in () is what they did on 1st down.
2nd and 9 (run)
2nd and 9 (run)
2nd and 9 (run)
2nd and 17 (run/penalty)
2nd and 20 (sack, guy was untouched)
2nd and 8 (run)
2nd and 8 (run)
2nd and 14 (sack)
2nd and 3 (complete pass. just before final INT)

On average: 2nd and 11. Ugh


Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 18, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse


trade AH for draft picks

Posted by: hessone | October 18, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Since joining the Skins, when has Hanesworth been mentally prepared to play a game?

Posted by: chickenman58 | October 18, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan: 'Pretty good chance' Haynesworth won't be traded...

Then let him play My Way Mike. Your ego is could potenially cost us more games.

Posted by: dcwun | October 18, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Great Guy, mediocre QB. I feel for the guy...As bad as our OL and receivers were last year, Oakland is the junior varsity.

Jason Campbell fine, but Kyle Boller may still start

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 18, 2010 6:22 PM ET

Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell lost his starting job to Bruce Gradkowski after only a few games this season, despite the contract extension he signed over the offseason.

Now he could face another indignity: Getting benched for Kyle Boller.

Coach Tom Cable said there is "absolutely" a chance that Boller will start over Campbell on Sunday against the Broncos. This isn't because of Campbell's injured knee. An MRI revealed no structural damage to Campbell's knee, but Campbell's Jamarcus-like numbers against the 49ers appears to have spooked Cable.

Gradkowski appears to have a grip on the job when healthy, but no one is sure when that his shoulder will allow him to return.

Boller has a history with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson going back to Oakland. Despite that, it would be a damning statement about Campbell's future with the Raiders if Boller gets the call in a key game against Denver.

I watched that game because I'm a JC fan. The real issue is Jason is not the coaches pet. JC only threw 12 passes in the first three quarters total, and this was after he went 12 for 14 in the 4th quarter alone the week before. The coach tried to run and win without a QB contreversey. JC wasn't given a chance to do him sounds familiar ( Shanny and Big AL ) The truth is Bruce al wyt or Boller can't touch JC. You have to have help to have no completions in the second and third quarters of a football game, and that political move came from Tom Cable AKA set the brother up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: gwest1 | October 18, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

****** BREAKING NEWS A DEAL IS IN PLACE TO SEND AH TO THE TITANS FOR A 4TH IN 2011 AND A 5TH IN 2012. Details are still coming in. So much for Shanny Boy Word. SOURCE: AH himself just tweeted this info 10:22 pm eastern

Posted by: skinsinsider | October 18, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

It's been awhile since I was on a sports team and trained very hard, but I do remember if I missed 2 days in row it was a set my stamina back. AH has not shown the desire to train effectively away from the team in the past. I can only speculate but I bet he didn't train very hard if at all during his time away. I seriously doubt he was in good enough condition to deal with Manning's often used no huddle offense which requires defensive players to stay on the field for extended periods. AH has only been a part time player in both seasons he's been here and if you can't get him of the field he does more harm than good

Posted by: jluksch | October 19, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like it didn't happen.

There wasn't much sympathy for AH on these boards preseason. Now there's a lot. I don't think there's much doubt AH is in football shape. He has played quite effectively. I think fans are becoming quite uneasy about Shanahan's gameplaying as regarding Haynesworth, and if the Skins go 6-10 (as I think they will), there are going to be questions asked about whether Shanahan managed the team as he should have.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | October 19, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

I'm not backing Fat Albert, but Shanny is a liar. He says that players who don't practice don't play. Do you know how many times in his career he's had a player miss practice and still play?

Remember Elway had a bad hammy in '96 and missed practice? You think Shanny held him out of any games?

Fat Albert is out because Shanny wants him out. Simple as that.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | October 19, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Trade Haynesworth? Is there some team stupid enough to trade even as much as a ham sandwich for him (even at a bar mitzvah)?

Has somebody hired Vinnie Cerrato as their GM and I didn't hear about it.

Posted by: FergusonFoont | October 19, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

This is junk!

I hope all Skins fans are not as ignorant as Washington Post readers.

We could be talking about matters of real substance, like Cooley's concussion, or Torain's ankle.

Instead Post readers prefer to harp on soap operas starring Jason Campbell and/or Albert Haynesworth.

What I really can't stand are the proclaimations about the relationship between Haynesworth and his coach. Case in point:

"Fat Albert is out because Shanny wants him out. Simple as that."

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | October 19, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

"I watched that game because I'm a JC fan. The real issue is Jason is not the coaches pet."
Posted by: gwest1 | October 18, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Go Away!!!

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 19, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Go Away!!!

Posted by: jboogie1

Your an Idiot

Posted by: gwest1 | October 19, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

JC discussion: If Boller plays behind that OL the Raiders will need to sign a new 3rd QB. He won't last 2 quarters.

JC ran 7 times for 21 yards and was also sacked twice. That means there were 9 plays (at a minimum) where he was flushed out of the pocket because of poor OL.

Michael Bush had 20 carries for 47 yards (2.4 yards per carry).

That Raiders OL got man-handled by the 49ers.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | October 19, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

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