Shanahan looks forward to trade deadline passing

With about 24 hours before the NFL’s trade deadline Tuesday afternoon, Mike Shanahan refused to rule out definitively that the Washington Redskins will not trade Albert Hanyesworth.

It’s been a source of great speculation since March, and even before. But barring a deal that comes together, the defensive tackle will remain with the Redskins for at least the remainder of the 2010 season.

Haynesworth was inactive for Sunday night’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts at FedEx Field as he missed nearly an entire week following the death of his brother. There have been on and off rumors that Haynesworth could be traded to the Tennessee Titans, the team that he left via free agency to sign his massive free-agent deal with the Redskins.

That hasn’t happened and now Shanahan presumably is trying to figure out a way to get some production from Haynesworth. If he practices well this week, he could be in the mix for Sunday’s game at Chicago.

And if the deadline pass Tuesday and Haynesworth isn’t dealt, Shanahan will be able to rejoice.

“God, I'll be so glad when that's over with so we don't have to talk about this anymore," Shanahan said, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post. "We've been answering this question for the last six months every day. You'll just have to wait and see."

Talk about a tease.

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