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By PFW staff

Disgruntled Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth says he plans to show up for training camp despite his ongoing unhappiness with the team.

"Despite my current differences with the Redskins, I have always planned to attend training camp and honor my contract," Haynesworth said in a statement released Wednesday through his agent.

Haynesworth has been absent from all of the team's offseason activities, including last week's mandatory minicamp, prompting several of his teammates to call him selfish. He is unhappy about the team's switch to a 3-4 defense under new head coach Mike Shanahan, which will require him to play mostly a five-technique defensive end in that scheme rather than the 4-3 tackle he is accustomed to playing.

Haynesworth is playing under a seven-year, $100 million contract he signed with the team as the 2009 offseason's premier free agent. He has stayed away from the club up to now despite having collected a $21 million bonus on April 1.

The Redskins open their training camp July 29 at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.

 

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