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Mike Shanahan: “Albert Haynesworth will not be traded”

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was emphatic in an appearance on NFL Network Friday afternoon that he will not trade defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

“No,” Shanahan said when asked by Rich Eisen whether there was any possibility he’d trade Haynesworth. “It’s not going to happen. There’s a lot of rumors, a lot of speculation that’s been going on here for the last month. But Albert Haynesworth will not be traded.”

So there you have it. Despite a previous report on NFL Network today saying we should expect Haynesworth to be traded, Shanahan is adamant that it won’t happen.

Which means the only way Haynesworth can be traded now is if Shanahan is lying.