The Albert Haynesworth will-he-or-won’t-he-pass-a-conditioning-test
watch will extend into Monday at least. Jason Reid of the Washington Post writes this morning that Haynesworth will rest his injured knee again today and try to pass the test on the Redskins’ fifth day of training camp.
Or, perhaps not.
From the Post:
One source said, however, said that Haynesworth could change his mind and insist on being retested before Sunday's morning practice. But the source also described such a scenario as being unlikely.
Haynesworth's knee was swollen when he arrived at Redskins Park on Saturday, prompting team medical personnel to recommend treatment and rest before he again attempts to complete two, timed 300-yard shuttle runs. Coach Mike Shanahan, the Redskins' top football official, will not permit Haynesworth, who skipped all but one day of Shanahan's first offseason conditioning program, to practice until he passes the test .
Haynesworth has said he’s ready to end the “B.S.” and just wants to get on the football field. But until he satisfies Shanahan, he’ll be relegated to the sidelines.
(UPDATE 10:05 A.M.): According to Reid, Haynesworth did not take the conditioning test. But in an interesting move, Reid also reports that Haynesworth has been working with the defensive coaches at the right DE position and not at NT. The thought of playing NT in Washington's new 3-4 defense, of course, was what started this whole mess in the first place.
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