Albert Haynesworth not playing after brother’s death…


The Washington Redskins don’t expect to have the services of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, when they play host to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, according to the Washington Post.

Haynesworth, whose half-brother was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn., plans to be with his family over the next few days.

Redskins officials have been in contact with people close to Haynesworth, according to the report.

Haynesworth’s agent released a statement Saturday saying Haynesworth and his family were grateful for all the support they’ve received.

“Regarding the tragic passing of his brother Lance McCoy, Albert Haynesworth, his mother Linda Haynesworth, and their family are thankful for the calls, emails, prayers and support they have received during this difficult time.”

McCoy, 23, was speeding Thursday night when he collided with a car pulling out of a parking lot. Police said a preliminary investigation found McCoy’s excessive speed was the main cause of the crash.

The car’s driver, Benjamin Smith, 27, of Nashville, told police he didn’t see the motorcycle until impact.

A memorial motorcycle ride will be held in Nashville Sunday to honor McCoy.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth’s backup at nose tackle, Anthony Bryant, is ready to return after missing the last two games with a concussion and that rookie left tackle Trent Williams also is OK to play after being sidelined for two games with toe and knee injuries.

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