Albert Haynesworth tested ankle, couldn't go
Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was the most prominent member of the roster to be declared inactive for Sunday's loss to the Texans, a decision made by the coaching staff after Haynesworth tested a sprained ankle in pregame warm-ups.
"He tested it and wasn't able to go," Coach Mike Shanahan said.
Haynesworth originally suffered the ankle sprain during Wednesday's practice. His participation was limited late in the week. Defensive tackle Anthony Bryant, who was active in Haynesworth's place, was told late in the week, he said, "to be ready."
"When Albert's not in, we lose another guy with experience," Bryant said. "That's the big thing. He's played for a while. He's got more experience. His leadership role and him as a person, just being there, the fact that it's Albert Haynesworth, it makes the other team gameplan with him in mind."
Haynesworth, though, has been a part-time player for Shanahan thus far. He did not start and was not on the field for several key plays of the season-opening 13-7 victory over Dallas. In 2009, his first season in Washington, he sat out four games with injuries, and the last time he played in all 16 games of a season was 2002 - his rookie year with Tennessee.
Haynesworth did not watch the game from the sidelines, which team officials said was normal for inactive players. Offensive lineman Will Montgomery and safety Kareem Moore, however, both joined their teammates on the bench for the game.
The Texans gained only 58 yards rushing against the Redskins. Veteran Vonnie Holliday led Washington's interior linemen by being part of five tackles, including half a sack. Adam Carriker added four tackles, including half a sack.
The other inactive Redskins Sunday were receiver Brandon Banks, Moore (knee), linebacker Perry Riley, Montgomery, tight end Logan Paulsen, defensive end Jeremy Jarmon and John Beck, who served as the third quarterback.
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