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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2013, file photo, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan watches a play from the sidelines against the Denver Broncos during an NFL football game in Denver. Shanahan leveled a scathing critique at Albert Haynesworth on Thursday, Oct. 31, saying the former Redskins defensive lineman was "lazy" and had a "lack of passion" and "lack of character." (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2013, file photo, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan watches a play from the sidelines against the Denver Broncos during an NFL football game in Denver. Shanahan leveled a scathing critique at Albert Haynesworth on Thursday, Oct. 31, saying the former Redskins defensive lineman was "lazy" and had a "lack of passion" and "lack of character." (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

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