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Albert Haynesworth passes Redskins' conditioning test

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth passed the Redskins' conditioning test early Saturday morning.

Haynesworth, barred from practicing by Coach Mike Shanahan until he could pass the test, arrived at Redskins Park before 6 a.m. to prepare for the test, a source told Reid. Asked whether Haynesworth, who has been recovering from knee soreness after initially failing the test when camp opened July 29 (and again July 30), would pass it, the source said, "He will." Haynesworth underwent an MRI Thursday that revealed no structural damage.

The test consists of two 300-yard runs for a player Haynesworth's size: the first must be completed inunder 70 seconds, the second in under 73 (there's a 3 1/2-minute rest between the two).

The team will hold what Shanahan has said will be a limited practice today in its annual Fan Appreciation Day at Redskins Park.

Jason Reid and Rick Maese will have more on the story at Redskins Insider.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 7, 2010; 7:17 AM ET
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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Comments

Now I can die in peace...

Posted by: p1funk | August 7, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Praise be to Fat ALa

Posted by: Club320 | August 7, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

Great - now fire his lazy ass.

Posted by: raablong | August 7, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

OK, he passed. Now can you give the guy some respect, or are you going to insult him some more before going over to jk off on the confederate flag on the editorial page?

Posted by: Nemo24601 | August 7, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Considering it takes the body about two weeks to adapt to aerobic conditioning, this was a matter of willpower, not getting in better shape since his first attempt. I'm sure Shanny knew this; coaches can tell when a player is giving it their all.

Posted by: minorthread | August 7, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

They probably gave him a pass in order to stop the distractions and get him working with the team. How could he have improved his conditioning with his knee hurting so much?

Posted by: jgluke | August 7, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

obviously this was done early in the am so no other players or the press generally would witness what was obviously a face saving gesture for big albert and "i need elway so i win a playoff game" shanahan.

Posted by: george32 | August 7, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

I for one am suspicious that he really did pass the test considering he's been out for a while with his "knee problem" and hasn't been able to condition himself in that time. Also isn't it interesting how he passed it at the crack of dawn this morning, when there wasn't likely to be any witnesses ;)

Posted by: Thundershock | August 7, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Alright Albert I knew you would do it

Posted by: elbolling3 | August 7, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

"They probably gave him a pass in order to stop the distractions and get him working with the team. How could he have improved his conditioning with his knee hurting so much?"

Oh I doubt that!!! Albert didn't get any pass. The new sheriff isn't big on free passes. Plus entrenched reporters and cameras are everywhere. As soon as that MRI proved it was just sore and not injured...Albert was doing that test and passing it very soon. They said he'd been flying on the treadmill lately.

Now he can get to practicing and we can get about the business of smashing Dallas in Game 1.

Posted by: BigRich1 | August 7, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

BTW, is Cosby getting royalties off the moniker "Fat Albert" ? Can we expect to see Fat Albert on the "Biggest Loser" anytime soon?

Posted by: Thundershock | August 7, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Wow Nemo, you really don't have a clue.

Posted by: KRIKET | August 7, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth passed . . . and JFK was shot by a lone gunman. Shannahan knows he needs AH to win this year and Shanny realized the charade had gone on long enough, so AH "passed." Any video of AH's major accomplishment? But who cares? Let's get to some REAL football news now.

Posted by: MrMerkin | August 7, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Mu guess is that Danny stepped in and forced Shanny to pass Fat Albert.

Posted by: RalphZero | August 7, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Give the guy credit. He passed and that showed a big improvement in his conditioning. Let's quit the hate and let him show what he can do. Continuing to irrationally criticize him will get you NOTHING but a heart attack.
I was a critic of his attitude and work ethic but I'm willing to give him a chance to prove that he can be a "Redskin" and earn the fan's respect. The ridiculous amount of money he was handed was a major mistake but that can not be "un-done", so get over it an hope he can help the team make a jump in their W-L record towards their return to the playoffs and eventual greatness.
Those that can't, or won't give him a chance now are NOT Redskins fans but simply haters who have no life.

Posted by: pjohn2 | August 7, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Unbelievable! Thank God! Finally!

Posted by: RedCherokee | August 7, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does any one else here find it incredulous that fatboy could run 300 yards in less than 70 minutes, let alone, 70 secs? And do it twice? No friggin way!

Posted by: jemoorman | August 7, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

"Is it just me or does any one else here find it incredulous that fatboy could run 300 yards in less than 70 minutes, let alone, 70 secs? And do it twice? No friggin way!

Posted by: jemoorman | August 7, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse "
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This time they put Big Macs on all the end lines.

Posted by: mac2j | August 7, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Shame on me for thinking he didn't actually run the second 300 in 73 seconds but they passed him anyway.

Posted by: Pepper5 | August 7, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone witness the clock? They showed up at 6 a.m. and then bang! AH passed the test. Shanny realized his message has been heard, his point has been made and it's time to move on. The longer this soap opera is dragged, the worse Shanny and Co look. No one benefits from this.

No 330+ pounders can ever pass this test. Backs and Linebackers pass it easily but not linemen. AH passed 1 round, his money's worth it.

Posted by: BabuiBoomerang | August 7, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does any one else here find it incredulous that fatboy could run 300 yards in less than 70 minutes, let alone, 70 secs? And do it twice? No friggin way!

Posted by: jemoorman | August 7, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Second on that. It's just not a 300 yard sprint. It's 12 25-yard segments back and forth. Talking about the impact of his weight on the ankles and knees at the end of each segment as he reverses the direction.

Posted by: BabuiBoomerang | August 7, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

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