Redskins TE Cooley: Haynesworth working with scout team

Washington RedskinsPro Bowl defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has logged significant time with the scout team during practice this week, Redskins tight end Chris Cooley revealed in a radio interview on 106.7 The Fan on Friday morning.

"I don't know what capacity you'll see Albert in," Cooley said. "Albert's played a lot of the practice team this week. When we're running our offense, he's been on the other side."

The Redskins have used both starters and reserves on this week's scout team to mimic the Dallas Cowboys, who the Redskins will face at home Sunday night, according to *The Washington Post*, citing a team source.

Haynesworth began working with the scout team on Wednesday, according to multiple sources. It's unusual for a two-time Pro Bowler to spend time on the scout team, but the Redskins' practice squad features no defensive lineman, according to The Post.

Haynesworth has also practiced with the team's nickel packages, according to Cooley.

On Tuesday, two people with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that the Redskins were talking to the Tennessee Titans about trading Haynesworth, who has been a nonstop headache for Shanahan in the coach's first eight months in Washington. Haynesworth spent seven seasons with the Titans before signing a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins as a free agent last year. The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the talks were confidential.

Asked about the trade talk, Shanahan said: "We've heard all these rumors and speculations. ... Albert had a great practice today, and he'll be ready to go this weekend, and I think we'll leave it at that."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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