Shanahan addressed Haynesworth's status Wednesday, a day after multiple reports said the Redskins were in discussions with the Tennessee Titans about trading the two-time All-Pro defensive lineman.
Shanahan did not deny the trade talks, but he did his best to put to rest any chance of Haynesworth getting moved this week.
Shanahan would not say whether Haynesworth will play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. He said such information would give a "competitive advantage" to the opponent.
The coach also wouldn't say whether he and Haynesworth have put their differences behind them.