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Shanahan: Albert Haynesworth to play any position Redskins ask him

New York Giants v Washington Redskins

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21: Running back Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants runs with the ball as Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins attempts to tackle him at FedEx Field on December 21, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brandon Jacobs;Albert Haynesworth

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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan met with Albert Haynesworth one time, and made him a deal.

“I made it crystal clear to him that if he did take that $21 million dollars, we expected him to play at the position we feels gives us the best chance to win,” Shanahan said on WFAN in New York, via

In the meantime, Haynesworth skipped all offseason activities, but said he planned to show up to training camp. Like many fans out there, Shanahan sounded somewhat unsure of what exactly will happen. But his expectations are clear.

“I’d expect him to play any position that we thought was in the best interest of the Washington Redskins be it nose tackle, defensive end, if we wanted to play him at free safety . . . So [we] expected him to come in in great shape and do the things we expected of him and that he’s capable of doing. Hopefully he does that,” Shanahan said.