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Posted at 3:40 PM ET, 12/30/2010

What happens to Albert Haynesworth when suspension ends?

By Jason Reid

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth's four-game suspension without pay ends after Sunday's season finale against the New York Giants at FedEx Field.

On Monday, some Redskins players will report to Redskins Park and meet with Coach Mike Shanahan. Will Haynesworth be among them?

"That's a good question," Shanahan said after practice Thursday at Redskins Park. "That's a very good question."

Well, does Shanahan have a very good answer?

"No, I don't," he said. "If you do, would you let me know?"

Asked again whether he expected the two-time all-pro player to report to the complex next week, Shanahan said, "I really don't know. I really have no clue."

The NFL Players Association has filed an appeal of Haynesworth's four-game suspension. With an appeal pending, Shanahan is not sure whether Haynesworth, under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, would be permitted to rejoin the team next week.

"I haven't even thought about that to be honest with you," he said. "I'm not even sure what the rules are."

Would Shanahan be pleased if Haynesworth returned to the facility?

"Let's move on," Shanahan said.

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Haynesworth, through defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday, recently reached out to him.

"I'd like to" eventually speak with Haynesworth, Haslett said. "I'm not talking to him now because of the season, the grievance and all that stuff. But at some point, I'd like to talk to him."

By Jason Reid  | December 30, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
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Comments

Who is this "Albert Haynesworth" person? I've never heard of him.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 30, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

There's more drama here than a room full of 5th grade girls.

Albert won't speak with Shanny.

Shanny won't speak about Albert.

And if anybody knows who is up to what, they ain't saying.

But Albert will reach out to Haslett... but only through Vonnie.

But Haslett don't know what he might be able to say -- that is, if and when he is cleared by the team lawyers to speak with Albert.

But some wonder whether Haslett will be gone before Albert.

And why should Albert speak through Vonnie anyway?

Particularly when everybody knows DHall is his designated spokesman.

Speck is his agent.

And he has a team of lawyers to obfuscate everything else even futher.

And any way it goes down, he still ain't playing no damn nose tackle.

Or lining up to stop the run.

Or participating in the off-season conditioning program.

etc., etc., ad nauseum.

Anyone want to lay odds that Albert will be at Redskins Park on Monday?

Posted by: Vic1 | December 30, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I know what we do. We bring him back with open arms and let him become a 1 gap pass rusher again. We let him tear it for the first 3-4 games of the season then we ship him out to some 4-3 team in contention for a draft pick. O wait this is the Redskins front office so we'll probably just cut him and get nothing for him.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 30, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Big Al will return for the Skins next year and have a dominant year. Shanny's reverse psychiatry works it magic again!

Posted by: squidward1 | December 30, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth already said he's not going to participate in OTA's. Has McNabb said if he's going to report to OTA's?

Posted by: coparker5 | December 30, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

"No, I don't," he said. "If you do, would you let me know?" - Of course you don't know. And if someone knew and told you, what would you do?

That's such a typical statement a teenager would make when asked where his/her head was all day. You missed your calling. You should have been a comedian.

Posted by: v6this | December 30, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Vic1, that was an awesome post!

Haynesworth will not be there Monday because he is no longer part of the Shanahans' plans and there really is no point to meeting with him.

Posted by: haunches | December 30, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of Fat Al stories. Let the pig go...he's cancer. We've got A Bryant who tore up the middle on defense last week. He was driving everybody back into Garrard the whole game. On the Hog Haven blog a guy broke down the plays on video, and Bryant OWNED the middle the whole game. That's why we looked so much better and won the game. We also abandoned the 3-4 and went 4-3 90% of the time. The video proves it.....Is this team pathetic or what?? I love them, but I hate em....

Posted by: Riggo2 | December 31, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

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