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Albert Haynesworth ends practice early

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth cut practice short Tuesday morning because he wasn't feeling well, but the details are a bit murky.

Haynesworth participated in individual drills, but when the team went into 11-on-11, he didn't last long. For much of practice, Haynesworth could be seen without his pads and with a towel on his head. At the conclusion of practice, Haynesworth offered few clues.

"Ask the coach," he said. "I have no comment."

While teammates said heat seemed to get the better of Haynesworth, Coach Mike Shanahan said that wasn't the case. Haynesworth stopped practicing early in the morning session, before the heat at Redskins Park really began to pick up.

"Really don't know what it is," Shanahan said.

As Haynesworth learns the new defense and strives to make the jump to the first-team, any additional missed practice time could be costly. He already has missed the bulk of training camp as he tried to pass a conditioning test. But Haynesworth should return to full practice mode Wednesday if today's setback isn't serious.

"I just think he wasn't feeling good. I'm not exactly sure what it was," the coach continued. "Doctors didn't feel like it was heat-related. He just was sick."

By Rick Maese  |  August 17, 2010; 12:08 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Mike Shanahan  
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Comments

FIRST to assume it's diarrhea...had too many cherry Pop-Tarts...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 17, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Hard to pinch off those turtles when you are getting pounded by a couple of 300+ linemen.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 17, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Probably dehydration if only someone had payed attention to the fans who called for an indoor facility at redskins park...

Posted by: alex35332 | August 17, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Good to see the off-season conditioning program was such a success.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 17, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

or a few too many cocktails at Jackson's in reston last night??

Posted by: causmos | August 17, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Probably ate all of the burgers at Checkers. Hey, there was no earthquake last night, so obviously...

Posted by: RedCherokee | August 17, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

or a few too many cocktails at Jackson's in reston last night??

Posted by: causmos | August 17, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Sh*d, malt liquor will do that to ya.... Them Big Mouth Sterlings h*ll ain't it Haynesworth.

Posted by: hbu_dog | August 17, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Ever played football with a case of the runs?

Posted by: samiismoni14 | August 17, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

He's pregnant

Posted by: Original_etrod | August 17, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

As long as he sacks Romo in week 1, it's all good. If Albert plays RE on week one then Romo is a dead man cause Free can't handle big Al, bet on it.

Posted by: gr8fullted | August 17, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

As long as he sacks Romo in week 1, it's all good. If Albert plays RE on week one then Romo is a dead man cause Free can't handle big Al, bet on it.

Posted by: gr8fullted | August 17, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

that time of the month?

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 17, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse


FIRST to assume it's diarrhea...had too many cherry Pop-Tarts...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 17, 2010 12:23 PM

right. that's what most people do when they have bubbleguts; just sit outside with a towel over their head and make no attempt to get to a toilet. you're slightly smarter than a woodpile, brownturd26. more likely, his problem is fear. 9/12/10 is one day closer and he still has to face a real offensive line. redtards are an absolute trainwreck. what's next? your cornerback deangelo fall tackles somebody?

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 17, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I just wasted 11:32 minutes of my life watching Reid's little video, and I hope none of you make the same mistake.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | August 17, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

"My vote is to just grab all the top WR's in free agency."

My vote is to keep the young'ns--Thomas, Armstrong, Banks, and Austin--and depend on passing game production from Moss, Cooley, and Davis.

Out of the 4 young'ns, you might groom 2 decent receivers and an excellent special teams guy to add a vet and drafted guy to next year.

That's how you rebuild at that position.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 17, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

WG,

Never gonna happen... lol.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 17, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

for those who claim that DT/#11 has his head up his butt...from his coach:

"His attitude has been great," Shanahan said the other day. "He's working hard. I think he's said it best: You've got to go out there everyday and prove yourself and you've got to do the little things the right way. He's gone out there, he's worked and he's tried to improve in every area. I like his attitude. I like his work ethic."

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 17, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

My client's fine.

He's just giving a little reminder to Shanahan that the whole conditioning test and switch-to-nose-tackle power play has not been forgotten. Now, if the Redskins were to sweeten the pot with more guaranteed money or a bonus of some sort, Mr. Haynesworth might be inclined to put forth more effort and drop the surly attitude.

Again, I give you no guarantees.

Posted by: HaynesworthsAgent | August 17, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Have a feeling that this guy will be a big disruption the whole year. Cut ties with this lazy man!

Posted by: joeboggs | August 17, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

when albert says,
"Ask the coach," he said. "I have no comment."

that sounds like a disciplinary thing - like coach took him out. based on what teammates apparently said maybe it was the heat (and/or dehydration) causing big al to "dog it" on a few plays, and shanny didn't like that. who knows? let's take al's suggestion and ask coach:

"Really don't know what it is," Shanahan said.

translation: "i really don't know why albert is the only one getting tired..."

love the disinformation campaign - i just hope al was tired or whatever, and not injured.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | August 17, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I am a minority opinion, but the Skins have had 0 luck with developing WR's since the end of the dynasty. My vote is to just grab all the top WR's in free agency.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 17, 2010 12:24 PM

Considering we have a new GM making the picks, I think you have to throw out past history in that regard. I'm pretty convinced that Allen will do a better job than Vinny did. Shanahan seems to have a good history at developing WR's, so that should help too.

My vote, however, is for an OG in the first round next year. I would like to see the O-line rebuilding continue to be top priority.

Posted by: kaasmaster | August 17, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse


Beep

Posted by: hessone | August 17, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Please put me and Redskins fans out of our misery and make Haynesworth go away. PLEASE.

Posted by: skinsforever1 | August 17, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Please put me and Redskins fans out of our misery and just make Haynesworth go away. PLEASE.

Posted by: skinsforever1 | August 17, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Just spoke with AH. On his behalf, to all of you fool-ass hypocite jokesters, who will be sceaming like little sissies once Albert wrecks havoc on offensive lines:

DRINK MY PUKE!!!

Posted by: stanmose | August 17, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Give him a Puerto-Rican stripper and he'll be fine.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 17, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: stanmose | August 17, 2010 1:33 PM

hypocite? sceaming?

Willing to be your handle is actually stanmrose.

Posted by: ahwyatt | August 17, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: stanmose | August 17, 2010 1:33 PM

hypocite? sceaming?

Willing to bet your handle is actually stanmrose.

Posted by: ahwyatt | August 17, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

@alex35332
I guess because one player felt sick we need to build an indoor practice facility to shield the pros from the sun? Let me guess, you're sitting there saying, poor millionaires.

Posted by: D84doc | August 17, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Does Haynesworth drive a sweet, black Benz? I saw one coming out of Redskins Park all by itself about an hour or two ago.

Posted by: Corn_Laden | August 17, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse


His highness doesn't feel like practicing so he just got his panties in a bunch and left the field.


Posted by: mortified469 | August 17, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I cannot understand why everyone here is getting their shorts in a twist over Albert. When has he EVER given his full effort in any game or practice. Has he ever stayed in a game without taking himself out for one or more serious injuries like heart burn, or bruised ego or a case of "I don't give a ....??? Nope and this will continue until he can be dumped into someone elses lap.
inteljoe

Posted by: inteljoe | August 17, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Big Al sharted. Thats it, and Shanny wouldn't let him leave immediately. Made him "stew" in his own $h!t. Big Al was "hiding" under that towel on his head, hoping noone would notice the big brown stain. Poor Poopsworth... He finally left cause the coach said he was stinking up the field. Why would he want to comment?

Posted by: BillStoner | August 17, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

It's not going to get any better. The knee I bet. The knees aren't made to carry that much crap! Some much for TEAM PRIDE. Think Al will make the HOF as a Redskin??? FAT CHANCE!!!

Posted by: doughboy96 | August 17, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I am a minority opinion, but the Skins have had 0 luck with developing WR's since the end of the dynasty. My vote is to just grab all the top WR's in free agency.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 17, 2010 12:24 PM

Yeah, because we've had such great success with guys like Brandon Lloyd and Randel El...

Posted by: edvar | August 17, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

We've seen this movie before. Big man - no class - no work ethic - such a pale sad sack - send the celebrity away and let the rest of the team play football.

Posted by: DoneWithDan | August 17, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

You can say what you want about Fat Albert but the fact still remains that he is one of the most dominant players in the league. If it were tomorrow and I had the choice to go after him I would most definitely do it. Maybe not for the same money but I would still do it.

I am a true redskins fan and I root for whoever is wearing burgandy and gold on gameday. HAIL!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Httr4Life | August 17, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I am a true redskins fan and I root for whoever is wearing burgandy and gold on gameday. HAIL!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Httr4Life

Then you should be able to spell "burgundy".

Posted by: BillStoner | August 17, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

You can say what you want about Fat Albert but the fact still remains that he is one of the most dominant players in the league. If it were tomorrow and I had the choice to go after him I would most definitely do it. Maybe not for the same money but I would still do it.

I am a true redskins fan and I root for whoever is wearing burgandy and gold on gameday. HAIL!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Httr4Life | August 17, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

He used to be dominant...in his contract year. Now he is just above average only because of his talent. He's was all about his big payday, now he has no motivation at all. He has no drive to want to be good and therefore, will just rest on his talent and be just above average for the rest of his career.

The big tub of goo actually felt out of place actually working for the cause with his teammates...he came to reality, put his baseball cap back on, was twirling his helmet along the sidelines, and watched his buddies bust their butts. Now, Fat Albert was back in his comfort zone...

Posted by: redskinbo | August 17, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey Skins fans - Big Al played his one game of the year - what more do you expect?
And as far as the Cowboys go - How many point did the skins score last game with us?
And how many points did the beagles score their last game with us?
We are looking forward to Mcblab and Big Al.
All we need is Krispy Kreme donut on the sidelines and Big Al is done.
Actually the skins shouldn't worry about the Boyz this year, they need to watch out for the Lions again.
Even Spurrier looked good in the preseason....................................................................

Posted by: LarryinMD | August 17, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Now taking bets on the "When will Albert Haynesworth Die" pool.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | August 17, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

SUk it up you cry baby!

Posted by: topwriter | August 17, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

"As Haynesworth learns the new defense and strives to make the jump to the first-team, any additional missed practice time could be costly. "................OR WHAT??? COSTLY HOW???

Get a clue already. The BS is over. No he's not in shape but even now this day he's in better shape than he was all of last season.
Haynesworthless will be starting on opening day against the Cowgirls. Bet on it.

Let's go get some wins!

Posted by: BenThere | August 17, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

AH is a high-maintenance disgruntled employee. Too bad as he has talent, but
won't use it. Not even our great HC can cure the attitude problem. The owner should mark him down under the appropriate profit and/or loss column and move on with someone wo WANTS to play...or so it seems.

Posted by: DeployedFan | August 17, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

AH is a high-maintenance disgruntled employee. Too bad as the man has talent, but selects not to use it. Not even our great HC can cure this problem. Our owner
should mark AH down under the appropriate
profit and loss column and move on...or so it seems.

Posted by: DeployedFan | August 17, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

He needs to be used in spots like Strasburg. Limit him to third downs and perhaps goal line stands, if not too tired. 6 to 10 snaps during the first half, another 4 to 6 in the third quarter, and whatever he can do in the fourth.

Posted by: lrmc623 | August 17, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

10peterbilt and LarryinMD ,
Dallas Cowpatties nut lickers!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 17, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Okay, is this THE biggest 6'6" 350 lb namby pamby, mama's boy, glass-jawed, girlyman in the entire league or what?!?

Jayzus. Unbelievable.

Posted by: fargincorksucker | August 17, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, sick of practice.

Posted by: 21stCenturyCaveman | August 17, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

10peterbilt and LarryinMD ,
Dallas Cowpatties nut lickers!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 17, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

EXACTLY! Us Redskin fans had insanity here with Snyder and Vinny running our team. We "ALL" need run these Cowpie Chup Ass Punks out of here instead of turning on one another for mis-spelling a word or a difference in opinion pertaining to our team. Yo, cowpukes, go post comments in your Texas newspaper, a state you have probably never even visited, yet root for the Cowpies! Stay out of here!

Posted by: artsnsportz | August 17, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Problem 1, all the thousands of cowboy fans that live here hate the skins because of their puke unis we saw as kids, that fat buck-toothed rodent sonny, palin's son jacoby, and the rest of KFC stadium on game days. get bob marley off the helmet, change that stool sample color scheme, and get Woodbridge meets S.E. crowd to act like they know football and we might get on the wagon. until then the whole program is HAIRTEENG!!!

Posted by: doyouktt | August 17, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Cut his belligerent, fat a**. Gopher would never approve that though.

It would hurt but I guarantee we'd get more bang from the rest of the players.

Show some b***s g*****it!

Posted by: troyyeske1 | August 18, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Well, Redskins Insider-Mission Accomplished huh? From the incendiary title to the vitriolic posts- Jason Reid, you must be THRILLED!!!!!!!!!
Tell me Mr. Reid-what has this guy done to you personally.

You KNEW the title would bring out the venom.

How long are you going to carry off this vendetta against Albert Haynesworth?

Mike Shanahan has moved on-why can't the Redskins Insider?

I'm actually sympathetic to the guy ONLY because I see you are hell-bent and determined to keep stoking the flames.

So, let me point this out-You are a grown-a/z/z man, how long are you going to be a b/i/t/c/h about AH.

How many more bombastic, propagandistic storylines, storytitles, and polls simply to stir the $ht up about AH?
Shame on you, you vicious gossip, don't you belong on TMZ?

Joseph Goebbels has nothing on you.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 18, 2010 2:08 AM | Report abuse

would someone please take this +urd off our hands?

Posted by: kone | August 18, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Wow, if you think Haynesworth is sick just take a look at the faces of the fans who have to fund that bucket of guts every year!!!
Geeze, I bet if he ever took a date out onto a dance floor the band would skip!

All he really needs to do is change his name to Haynesworthless!!!!!

Posted by: burro2 | August 18, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

What is he 12???? This joker is the worst. He needs to get his rest, take better care of his body, and go to work and do his job.

Posted by: carterm1 | August 18, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Is anybody else tired of Hayneworth "news?" He did well in the preseason game; let's see how he does in the regular season. If he sits out or performs poorly at that point, then we'll talk. Until then, put things in perspective.

Posted by: nathanaevans | August 18, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

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