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No word on if Haynesworth will play after half-brothers death

NFL.com reports that it is up in the air if Albert Haynesworth is going to play or not against the Packers this weekend after his half-brother was killed Thursday night.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is uncertain if Albert Haynesworth will be available for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers after the defensive lineman left the team upon learning his half-brother had been killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn. Shanahan said Friday that Haynesworth had departed to join his family in Nashville. “Obviously, what he’s going through right now is paramount,” Shanahan told reporters. “We’re giving him and his family all of our prayers and thoughts. I think that’s the main concern right now.” The coach said it would be unfair to ask a player about playing a game after such a family tragedy. Lance McCoy, 23, was speeding Thursday night when he collided with a car pulling out of a parking lot. Police said a preliminary investigation found McCoy’s excessive speed was the main cause of the crash.


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One Response to “No word on if Haynesworth will play after half-brothers death”

  1. skerneklian says:

    My gut says he’s going to play, but that said, Haynesworth’s backup at nose tackle, Anthony Bryant, is ready to return. He missed the last two games with a concussion.

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