Albert Haynesworth doesn’t want to play nose tackle, which is the primary reason he stayed away from offseason activities. (It’s also the reason why the Redskins called him a nose tackle when they said they wouldn’t trade him.)
But with training camp underway, it’s becoming clearer that Washington’s plans for Haynesworth probably involves more time at defensive end. Jason Reid of the Washington Post notes that Haynesworth has primarily “worked” at right defensive end when he’s taken instruction at Redskins camp.
Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said all along he wanted to move Haynesworth around. He could move inside when the team shows four man defensive line looks and he could play nose tackle on passing downs. Still, while 3-4 defensive ends have to occupy blockers, the right end position has more freedom to move around.
Perhaps that will begin to turn Albert’s perma-frown upside down.