The NFL’s trade deadline is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday.

One of the biggest names being discussed in trade rumors is Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, a healthy scratch for the second time this season in Washington’s Week-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

“I’ll be so glad when [the trade deadline] passes, so we don’t have to talk about this any more,” Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said on Monday afternoon. “I’ve answered this question for the last six months, every day. So you’ll just have to wait and see.”

On Sunday night, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen told NBC Sports that Washington wouldn’t be parting ways with its highest-paid player. 

When Allen’s declaration was brought to Shanahan’s attention the head coach, who also doubles as Washington’s  team executive – vice president, was more candid about Tuesday’s deadline.

“”If I say that, then you guys will know for sure, so I just try to keep you guessing for a little bit,”  the 26th-year coach said. “You just never know. There’s a pretty good chance that he won’t be traded.”

A pretty good chance he won’t be moved? Sounds about right.

Especially if the Redskins are continuing to ask for a 2nd-round draft pick in return for their maligned defender.


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