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Redskins want Haynesworth bonus

Associated Press / June 17, 2010

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Albert Haynesworth didn’t show yesterday. Teammates called him selfish. Now the Redskins want their money back.

The Redskins want to recoup all or part of a $21 million bonus from the disgruntled two-time All-Pro defensive tackle, a league official with knowledge of the deliberations said. The team decided to take the action after Haynesworth failed to report for a mandatory two-day minicamp.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because coach Mike Shanahan didn’t make team plans public. But the coach and players had plenty to say about a player who has decided he doesn’t want to play because he doesn’t like the new defense.

“Albert made a very selfish decision,’’ said linebacker London Fletcher, the team’s most-respected veteran.

Shanahan said he told Haynesworth in February the team would agree to release him and let him go to another team — in exchange for not paying him the $21 million bonus due April 1.

“Don’t take our check and then say that, hey, you don’t want to be part of our organization,’’ said Shanahan.

Favre on the mend
Brett Favre’s doctor indicated the quarterback’s recent ankle surgery went well and he has a few more weeks of rehab before deciding if he’ll return for a 20th season.

Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews said there were no problems with last month’s arthroscopic procedure, which removed scar tissue and bone spurs from Favre’s left ankle.

Favre turns 41 in October.

Revis, Ryan air it out
Darrelle Revis has cleared the air with Jets coach Rex Ryan following the All-Pro cornerback’s protest of his stalled contract negotiations.

The two spoke for about an hour Tuesday night. Revis said after the team’s final minicamp practice yesterday that they wanted to “get on the same page.’’

Revis sat out a few plays in Monday’s first practice because he was lightheaded, but added that the contract negotiations played a part in him sitting. Ryan was unaware of the miniprotest until the media informed him, which upset the coach.

Nix on Hixson
Giants wide receiver and return specialist Domenik Hixon will miss this season after tearing a knee ligament in the first practice Tuesday. Hixon will have surgery within three weeks to repair his right knee . . . The Bills signed their fourth-round draft pick, receiver Marcus Easley, selected 107th overall out of Connecticut.

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