ESPN 980's Chris Russell quoted a source on his twitter account who said that "of course" Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will be present for the start of the teams' training camp if and when the NFL lockout ends. This, we assume, is if Haynesworth is even on the roster.
With the lockout taking up the entire offseason so far, teams have not been able to make any personnel moves for the upcoming season. If they had, the Redskins would have almost certainly gotten rid of the embattled and expensive lineman by now. As it is, Haynesworth will still be under contract as a Redskin when the lockout ends, which will likely be just a few days before the start of training camp.
It's a sad state of affairs when a player declaring his intentions to honor his contract is newsworthy, but considering Haynesworth's history with the Mike Shanahan regime, this is certainly worth reporting.
It remains to be seen whether there's any chance of reconciliation between the player and the Redskins' coaching staff that would allow him to play another season in D.C., but few expect that to happen. Shanahan and GM Bruce Allen will likely either trade Haynesworth immediately after the lockout, or he'll become such a big distraction in training camp that they'll be forced to release him.