Shanahan says Haynesworth ready to go after "great practice"

Despite plenty of talk to the contrary, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says Albert Haynesworth is looking good and ready to play in Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Cowboys.

“We’ve heard all these rumors and speculations,” Shanahan said, per TBD.com. “You want to talk about Dallas, we’ll talk about Dallas. Albert had a great practice today, he’ll be ready to go this weekend, and we’ll leave it at that.”

Shanahan wouldn’t guarantee that Haynesworth will play on Sunday, but then again he wouldn’t guarantee that any player will play on Sunday.

“We can go through our whole team, but like I told you before, I’m not going to tell you who’s going to dress at wide receiver, anything competitive advantage,” Shanahan said.

And Shanahan put to rest any speculation that Haynesworth could be traded this week, declaring flatly, “Albert will be with our team on Sunday.”