The 4 p.m. NFL trade deadline has come and gone, ensuring Albert Haynesworth will be forced to play out the season in a defense he hates while being paid more money than any other defensive tackle ever.
Or maybe not: Haynesworth has actually only played in three of the Redskins' six games this season, and he wasn't made active on Sunday after returning from his half-brother's funeral in time and anxious to play. Teammates referred to the matter as a "coach's decision."
"You want a guy -- especially when you pay a guy as much money as we paid him -- you would like him to go out there and play as well as he possibly can play," Shanahan told Comcast's Kelli Johnson. "I thought he did that against Philadelphia and helped us win... When you make a commitment to somebody, you'd like them making a commitment to you as well."
The Redskins had put Haynesworth on the market for a second-round pick earlier in the season, and NFL.com's Jason La Canfora suggested today that the franchise was willing to lower their asking price. But they weren't, apparently, willing to go low enough: There were no takers, and the soap opera continues.
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