Agent: Haynesworth Not Attending Redskins Mandatory Minicamp, Wants Trade

Albert Haynesworth was expected to attend the Redskins mandatory minicamp on Wednesday even though he had skipped all but one day of the voluntary activities.

His agent, Chad Speck, says that won't be happening, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post.

"The Redskins are trying to establish a new regime with new schemes at Redskins Park, and it is not an organization that Albert would have ever been attracted to just a short year ago - regardless of the money," agent Chad Speck said in a phone interview. "He has made it clear to me that he does not want to play for the Washington Redskins."

"This situation will be a distraction to the Redskins and to Albert and his teammates. I am certain [head coach] Mike [Shanahan] and [General Manager] Bruce [Allen] want to get the most out of their first year and it's probably in everyone's best interests for the Redskins to make a deal and trade Albert."

Haynesworth's displeasure with the Redskins and their plans to make him a nose tackle in the 3-4 defense have been known for some time. But the latest reports indicated that he would show for mandatory minicamp partly because he would eligible to be fined if he skipped it.

The Redskins have said publicly they have never had discussions about trading Haynesworth -- who has already been paid $31 million in just over a year in Washington -- but Reid insists there have been discussions.

At one point, the Redskins were reportedly interested in recouping some of the money they've already paid him. As it stands, it appears they will -- except in the form of fines.

For more on the Haynesworth situation, check out SB Nation's Hogs Haven.

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