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Report: Redskins Angered That Albert Haynesworth Missed Halftime Meeting

More and more details are coming out about the reasons for why Albert Haynesworth is back on the trading blockAccording to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, the Redskins are angry at Haynesworth for more than just his play in last Thursday's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Haynesworth also angered coaches when he did not attend a halftime meeting to discuss defensive adjustments and review photos of the Arizona Cardinals' blocking schemes.     

On the surface, this seems kind of ridiculous. How could Haynesworth skip a meeting at halftime? However, one Redskins player tells Reid that Haynesworth has "never attended" hafltime meetings because he prefers to remain focused on his duties. That logic makes little sense to me, but having never been inside an NFL locker room before, I'm not well equipped to say whether Haynesworth's decision is common among other NFL players.

Reid concludes that Mike Shanahan has "reached his limit" with Haynesworth. The problem, of course, is finding a trade partner, and as Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean writes, the Titans, for one, know the Redskins are desperate.