Despite ongoing media speculation that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth may be released soon, the Redskins do not plan to cut him, two people familiar with the situation said Monday.
Haynesworth has again stirred frustration in the organization because of what coaches consider a lack of effort in practice last week and by being late to a defensive meeting, according to people familiar with the situation. But the Redskins are not on the verge of releasing the two-time all-pro player, who earned $32 million in the first 14 months of his contract. By the end of the season, Haynesworth will have been paid $36.5 million for two seasons with the Redskins.
Haynesworth, who has a salary of $3.6 million this season, has been inactive for four games. He has not started a game and has been credited with 13 unassisted tackles and 2.5 sacks.