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Albert Haynesworth

Redskins suspend Haynesworth

Ashburn, Va. -- Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season by the Washington Redskins, the team said Tuesday.

The Redskins issued a release charging Haynesworth, who signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the team in 2009, with "conduct detrimental to the club."

Haynesworth has been unhappy with the Redskins since Mike Shanahan was hired as the team's coach last January and instituted a new defensive scheme. Haynesworth was late to report to training camp and has appeared in eight of Washington's games this season.

Coach: Haynesworth likely won't be traded

Washington -- Disgruntled Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth probably won't be traded, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.

Shanahan told reporters at the team's training facility that there was "a pretty good chance" Haynesworth would still be with the club after the NFL's Tuesday trade deadline passed, The Washington Post reported.

"You just never know," Shanahan said. "There's a pretty good chance, though, that he won't be traded."

Shanahan: Haynesworth will be with team

Washington -- Disgruntled Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth will be with the team for its season opener, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday.

Haynesworth, a two-time Pro Bowl pick, signed a reported $100 million deal last year as one of the top nose tackles in the NFL. But an ankle injury limited his play to 12 games last season and Shanahan said he was "quite disappointed" when Haynesworth was a no-show at this summer's minicamp.

Shanahan said then he was willing to trade or release him if he gave up a $21 million bonus he accepted. Trade rumors surfaced again this week, with the Redskins reportedly in talks with the Tennessee Titans about Haynesworth.

Report: No damage to Haynesworth's knee

Washington -- An examination Thursday revealed no structural damage to the sore knee of Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, The Washington Post reported.

Haynesworth underwent an MRI Thursday after complaining of soreness in the knee during the past week.

Coach Mike Shanahan has required Haynesworth to pass the team's conditioning test before taking part in training camp workouts, but Haynesworth has been unable to complete the series of running drills in the allotted amount of time.

He failed the test twice last week and has not attempted to pass it since then because of the knee soreness.

Coach: Absent Haynesworth was paid bonus

Ashburn, Va. -- Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says he is disappointed defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth skipped mini-camp after taking a $21 million signing bonus.

Shanahan said he was "quite disappointed" the disgruntled all-pro decided not to attend a mandatory workout in light of his acceptance of the bonus money, The Washington Post reported.

Shanahan said the Redskins were willing to trade or release Haynesworth to another team if he were willing to forego the bonus, giving him until April 1 to find another taker who might pay him part or all of the money. Instead, the coach said, Haynesworth took the bonus.

Atlanta coach, Washington players fined

New York -- Atlanta Falcons Coach Mike Smith was fined $15,000 by the NFL for his part in a sideline incident during the Falcons' game last week with Washington.

A report on said Redskins players Albert Haynesworth and LaRon Landry were also fined for the incident. NFL officials handed down the fines Thursday.

A sideline scuffle started during Sunday's game when Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was running out of bounds and was hit late by Landry. Smith and Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall became involved in the confusion that ensued. Hall said the coach was being aggressive, wjile Smith said he was trying to keep players apart.

NFL: New England 27, Washington 24

Landover, Md. Aug. 29: Tom Brady threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns Friday before leaving with a sore shoulder in New England's 27-24 exhibition victory over Washington.

Brady, the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback who missed all of last season with a knee injury, threw touchdown passes of 26 and 27 yards to Randy Moss in the first half.

Late in the first half, however, Brady was hit by defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, and the New England quarterback could be seen stretching his throwing arm on the sidelines.

Although most of New England's first-team offensive players saw action in the third quarter, Brady did not. The Patriots announced during the second half that Brady's shoulder was merely sore.

DT Haynesworth signs with Redskins

Washington -- Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, considered the best player in the NFL free-agent market, has signed with the Washington Redskins, the team said Friday.

The Redskins' Web site said Haynesworth had agreed to terms with the team. The announcement came Friday morning after Washington said it had signed cornerback DeAngelo Hall. The NFL free-agent signing period began at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

The Washington Post said Haynesworth's deal is worth $100 million over seven years. That deal would be the richest ever for an NFL player. The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville said $41 million is in guaranteed money.

Haynesworth played for the Tennessee Titans for the first seven years of his NFL career and is a two-time All-Pro. He had 8 1/2 sacks last season and is seen as an answer to a weak Redskins' pass rush that was 28th in the league last year.

Report: Titans star to test free agency

Nashville -- Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has decided to become a free agent before signing another NFL contract, the Tennessean reported.

His agent, Chad Speck, told the newspaper that Haynesworth has been unable to make progress in his efforts to secure a long-term deal during offseason contract negotiations with Tennessee.

The mammoth 6-foot-6, 320-pound Haynesworth, a two-time All-Pro, led the
Titans last season with 8 1/2 sacks among 51 total tackles (41 solo), and was their franchise player in 2008.

"I guess I thought it would be a little faster since free agency is coming up here, but they're taking their time," the Hartsville, S.C., native told the newspaper during Super Bowl week. "We'll see how it plays out."