The Albert Haynesworth trade watch

The ongoing soap opera surrounding Albert Haynesworth and the Redskins could very well end today, according to executives around the NFL.

Earlier this morning, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora mentioned that Albert Haynesworth’s name “comes up” during discussions regarding players that could potentially be traded by today’s 4pm trade deadline. La Canfora also later reported that the Redskins may have decreased their asking price for parting with Haynesworth, long rumored to be a 2nd round pick.

It bears noting that Redskins GM Bruce Allen told NBC’s Andrea Kramer that Haynesworth will remain a member of the Redskins after the trade deadline, with head coach Mike Shanahan offering somewhat of a confirmation of this by saying: “There’s a pretty good chance, though, that he won’t be traded.”

Regardless, this trade chatter still remains worth watching. As Shanahan himself said: “You just never know.” While the Redskins brass may be saying all the “right things” in public, Haynesworth remains firmly implanted in Shanahan’s dog house, and it’s apparent that the Redskins would rather move on without Haynesworth than to cater to his demands and feelings.

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