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Shanahan: Redskins would not have traded Haynesworth

The Redskins would not have traded defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth under any circumstances, Coach Mike Shanahan said on his television show.

Haynesworth, who has stirred frustration in the organization since the offseason because of his stance about the team's change in defensive philosophy, remained with th Redskins after Tuesday's NFL trading deadline. Shanahan, the head of Washington's football operation, and General Manager Bruce Allen have repeatedly said they have not attempted to trade the two-time all-pro player. Multiple people familiar with the situation, including a team employee, however, said the Redskins were eager to move Haynesworth -- at the right price.

Speaking with WRC-TV's Lindsay Czarniak, Shanahan reiterated Saturday that Haynesworth was not available.

"Nobody believed me," Shanahan said. "We didn't [consider trading him.] And we've been stressing that all along. You make that type of commitment to a guy, you want him to get in the best football shape he can possibly be in, and help you win.

"And I'm hoping that he continues to have some great games. We've got 10 remaining in the regular season, and hopefully he's the difference in us getting to the promised land."

Multiple news organizations reported that the Redskins and Tennessee Titans have had talks about Haynesworth, who was drafted by the Titans and spent the first seven years of his career with the franchise. Titans Coach Jeff Fisher recently acknowledged he was interested in reacquiring Haynesworth, but Fisher said the Redskins were not interested in making a deal.

"No, there was rumors about second-round draft choices, [that] if we would have got a second-round draft choice that we would have traded him. We weren't gonna trade him for a second-round draft choice," Shanahan said. "But if I answer all those rumors that come out every day, all we're doing is talking about Albert.

"And we continue to talk about Albert relative to those trade rumors, but like I said from the beginning, they were rumors. We entertain any type of offer from anybody. But obviously, Albert was at the top of the list."

Haynesworth is expected to be heavily involved in the game plan today against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

"He's starting in our nickel package, he's not starting in our 3-4 package, and last week we played it 10 plays, our base," Shanahan said. "So usually the linemen play about 50 percent of the time anyhow. If the 50 percent that he plays is very productive, he's gonna help us win, and win big."

By Jason Reid  | October 24, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
 
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Never said it's "okay" for a player who suffered a concussion the week before to play in a playoff game, as opposed to a regular season game leading into a bye week.

bye week is not next Sunday, we play the Lions. chia, do you ever check your facts before posting ?

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse


Shanahan: Redskins would not have traded Haynesworth

hell no, JReid wouldn't have anything to report on for RI without AH

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

JReid wouldn't have anything to report on for RI without AH

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:38 AM

Pretty amazing isn't it? I thought this post would be about the inactives for today's game. Instead, he's humping a Haynesworth nugget that Lindsay put on TV last night. A day late, a dollar short.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 24, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Today should be one of those great games that leads us to a win.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 24, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Today should be one of those great games that leads us to a win.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 24, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

When Shanahan first got to DC, how long do you think it took him to ID Reid as the village idiot of the press corps?

My guess is about 4 minutes or 1 question, whichever came first.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 24, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse


Pretty amazing isn't it? I thought this post would be about the inactives for today's game. Instead, he's humping a Haynesworth nugget that Lindsay put on TV last night. A day late, a dollar short.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 24, 2010 11:40 AM |

this dude is the laziest writer of any kind I've come across. sources close to the WaPo told me so

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

So the janitor was your source?

Posted by: dealer1 | October 24, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Who drinks lite beer anyway? No alcohol and no taste --I just don't get it. Honestly, the near beer stuff is better.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan: Redskins would not have traded Haynesworth

OK, then play him already.

You've paid dearly for him, and put up with his nonsense, now let's get some returns on that investment.

Take the beast off the leash!

(let's smear some of that Big Mac Special Sauce on the back of Cutler's jersey and see how long he lives...)

Posted by: edvar | October 24, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

"He's starting in our nickel package, he's not starting in our 3-4 package, and last week we played it 10 plays, our base," Shanahan said.

Here's to us playing the entire game in nickel and dime packages......

Posted by: dcwun | October 24, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse


Inactives today: Barnes, Portis, Simpson, Dockery, Riley, Jarmon, Bryant and Beck (3QB)

Posted by: will_ga | October 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Hes I don't think AH will take on the double teams.

He finds out he's doubles or tripled n he just gives up.

We need a high motor big guy to free up Osackpo

Hanyny wants all the glory without any dirty work

Don't get me wrong dudes a beast , but he's the randy moss of the d line

He plays when he wanna

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 24, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

that's me after years of smoking good weed.

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:30 AM

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I knew we had to have something in common.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Reid! ok man, now can we please end this AH trade siht already! Let it go, man! It's a nonstory now and has been for eons! Long dead horse, let it rest in peace, hack!

Posted by: iubiquity | October 24, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

"We weren't gonna trade him for a second-round draft choice," Shanahan said.

Who started that rumor? Hint, hint.. his picture can be found on the top of this page.

Posted by: RedCherokee | October 24, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse


He plays when he wanna

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 24, 2010 11:48 AM |

well said brandon, but like edvar said, lets play him. I figure either we get some plays out of him or he'll embarrass himself and that's a win - win


Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

The notion that this management group was going to deal AH on the cheap has always struck me as laughable. AH is here and he gets to play today too.

Now will someone please take my Doritos question? There are a lot of new flavors out there...

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Reid! ok man, now can we please end this AH trade siht already! Let it go, man!

Posted by: iubiquity | October 24, 2010 11:54 AM

He's letting go gradually. This is the first post about Haynesworth in which he hasn't mentioned his salary or the off season bonus check. It's a start for a recovering addict. Credit where credit is due.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 24, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

beep beep dry humps dead horses.

hehe...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Now will someone please take my Doritos question? There are a lot of new flavors out there...

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 11:59 AM

Cheeseburger Doritos taste like vomit in a bag. Just awful.

Posted by: will_ga | October 24, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

And, no.. it wasn't that guy from the Capital One bank ad.. LOL!

Posted by: RedCherokee | October 24, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Hes, I agree n say we play him

Hopefully someone gouges his eye or smudges his puma to get him fired up.

Dude plays when shanny wants him to, but he only beasts when people hate on him.

I want him on the field just so cutler has to have the line focus on someone besides orakpo

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 24, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Cheeseburger Doritos taste like vomit in a bag. Just awful.

Posted by: will_ga | October 24, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Good God, I haven't seen those. I really do need to get out more.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Cheeseburger Doritos taste like vomit in a bag. Just awful.

Posted by: will_ga | October 24, 2010 12:01 PM

Best description I've heard of them. Even my kids refuse to eat them. My choice is the jalapeno poppers. But the lime flavored ones are always good.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 24, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I've had the jalapeno -- pretty good. I'm leaning jalapeno, actually.

Anyone tried the sweet and spicy or whatever it's called?

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: beep-beep | October 24, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan: Redskins would not have traded Haynesworth


Without even doing the proper homework to be correct, I'd say there have been 20 threads about a Haynesworth trade that just hasn't happened.

That's a lot of attention spent on what never was.

Or will be.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 24, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I think this story is misleading. I deliberately mentions facts that occurred at different times one after the other to imply that they happened simultaneously. I Jason Reid a lowlife, uninformed, or simply sensationalist. I mean, WTF?

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | October 24, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

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