WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Washington defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who skipped a mandatory minicamp, said Wednesday he will show up for work when the team opens training camp.
Haynesworth isn't pleased with the team's defensive strategy that could have him playing nose tackle in a 3-4 alignment.
"Despite my current differences with the Redskins, I have always planned to attend training camp and honor my contract," he said in a statement to The Washington Post. "As I have previously said, I am continuing to prepare for the season individually and will report on time, in shape and ready to play football. Any issues I have with the club I will discuss privately and therefore do not plan to make any further public comments about this matter."
Haynesworth has been named an all-pro twice but an ankle injury limited his play to 12 games last season after signing a reported $100 million contract. He had 37 tackles, including four sacks.
The Redskins' training camp starts July 29.
Coach Mike Shanahan had said last week he was "quite disappointed" Haynesworth was a no-show at minicamp and that he was willing to trade or release him if he gives up a $21 million bonus he accepted.