Posted by Will Brinson
You'll never believe this, but Albert Haynesworth missed his conditioning test Friday morning , the eighth (I think it's eight -- it feels like eighty) straight day that he has fought Brett Favre for overaggressive Sportscenter coverage either not taken or not passed it.
Today's news seems less disturbing if you're a Redskins fan, but only because yesterday Haynesworth had an MRI on his knee that was just a "preventative measure" and which came back clean Thursday .
At this point, Haynesworth's inability to pass the conditioning test is just plain frustrating -- he comes across like the chunky kid on your youth sports team that can't run sprints because "his knee hurts too much." (Yes, everyone knows that if his knee actually hurts it's only because he's chunky and it's more likely that he's using the knee to get out of running.)
Unfortunately, Mike Shanahan decided several days ago that he was drawing a line in the proverbial sand and that Haynesworth -- if he wants to practice -- WILL pass that test.
To recap: during the first two days of training camp, Haynesworth failed the test. Then, Monday, he started taking the test and the knee acted up. We've been in a holding pattern since then.
Mike Shanahan is expected to speak to the media later, so we'll keep you updated.
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