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Albert Haynesworth hits Redskins practice field for first time this season

UPDATED 12:49: HAYNESWORTH APPEARS DONE FOR THE DAY

Albert Haynesworth was greeted by a smattering of cheers when the Redskins' faithful gathered at Fan Appreciation Day realized he was wearing pads for the first time in training camp.

Haynesworth took the pratice fields with his teammates Saturday afternoon. His jersey was initially rolled up, concealing his No. 92. He unrolled it and received a polite greeting from fans when they realized he'd passed his conditioning test and would be partaking in practice.

Haynesworth wore pads and his helmet. Though many around Redskins Park didn't expect him to have an especially active practice his first time out, he did appear to be giving full effort during some drill work.

During position drills, he went through the motions with his teammates, sticking his hand in the dirt and fully participating. At one point, Haynesworth squated down in the nose tackle spot and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said, "Oh yeah, we got the big guy back!"

Haynesworth and his fellow linemen did hit the blocking sled and performed several other position drills before the team moved to 11-on-11 drills.

As the team moved into team drills, Haynesworth put a wrap around his left knee. He took the tape off his wrists, replaced his helmet with a cap and appeared to be done for the day.

By Rick Maese  |  August 7, 2010; 12:09 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Comments

FIRST, to say,hmmmmmm.

Posted by: hbu_dog | August 7, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Hello Everyone,
Notice on the Skins roster that AH is listed as 6'6" and 335 lbs.
Is that an accurate weighin for this year, after his loss of weight?

Anyone know AH's weight?
HTTR

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 7, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

joerutgens

"I guess my question is, can andre carter cover a tight end/running back down field on a pass play?"

I agree.

Andre Carter isn't an outside like Lorenzo Alexander might be.

And how do Rob Jackson, Jeremy Jarmon, and Chris Wilson fit into things in the new-style redskin D?

If the team wasn't building around his 11 sack season, it should've explored trading Carter knowing such a move would open up the d-end spot for younger players while bringing back a draft pick or two.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 7, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

WEll, well, well. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Posted by: mhjhahkh | August 7, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Is there ANYONE else on this team that we can write about?

How are the draft picks doing?

Is Beck settling in?

How are the other guys on the D line doing.

What's going on with the position battles at LB?

How do the RB's look?

Is McNabb gonna take us to the next level?

How are Barnes and Tryon coming along.

How's that two TE O Looking?

Come on!

Posted by: edvar | August 7, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

time to move forward.

let's get to some relevant topics

How's the "team" look?

Posted by: pgustav | August 7, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

He stuck his hand in the dirt?!?!? Now that's some inside reporting! HTTR!

Posted by: NCICURN | August 7, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: edvar | August 7, 2010 12:33 PM
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AMEN!

Posted by: NCICURN | August 7, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is a fat bag of DOOSH.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 7, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Well, first off, Jarmon is being moved to DE. He is said to be sitting at 295. The other thing that a lot of people are forgetting is the fact that while they will run more of a 3-4 front, they will still run some plays from the 4-3. That is why they want players who can play both. Running both with the same personnel. Basically you have Carter in when he is going to blitz as a 3-4 LB or rush the passer from the 4-3 DE spot. Leave an offense guessing where you are gonna come from. Also expect to see more blitz from Fletcher and Rocky. Think Ray Lewis with Scott from outside and Suggs on the other.

Posted by: PanteraCFH | August 7, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

At last! The end of the soap opera, the old and the beast. Now let's move on. Dead or alive, scrap, fat or lean, Haynesworth will be a Redskins this year!

Posted by: abxinc | August 7, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

The thing you have to love about this team is the versatility of so many guys when it comes to the front 7. You have 5 guys who can play more than 1 position, with KpO, Jarmon, Carter, Alexander and Haynsworth.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 7, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

redskinray
Albert is listed at 330 pounds of pure muscle..lol.
he should be a force to recken with.

Posted by: wvskin | August 7, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

If ones only place to get Skins updates were from the WaPo's Redskins Insider (minus the comment section), one would think that the Skins have only one player.

WaPo RI, can you please verify if there are more than one player practicing?

Posted by: Curzon417 | August 7, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

From redskins.com...not much, but something:

-- 12:05 p.m. ET

WR-CB Drills

Quarterbacks, wide receivers and cornerbacks gather on the main practice field.

One of the more exciting drills – wide receivers and cornerbacks, 1-on-1.

Some quick highlights:

* DeAngelo Hall broke up a pass to Roydell Williams. The pass, from Donovan McNabb, was thrown behind Williams, allowing Hall to slap the ball away.
* Anthony Armstrong cut in front of Ramzee Robinson to catch a short pass.
* Rookie Brandon Banks ran deep against Phillip Buchanon. Despite Banks’ speed, he can’t out-run him. He pushes Buchanon in the back to get better position on the ball, but he still is unable to make the catch.
* Williams ran to the right, then faked out Kevin Barnes by shifting left, and he was wide open for an easy catch.
* Armstrong ran a slant route, cutting in front of Bryon Westbrook for an easy grab.
* Devin Thomas runs an out route and pulled in a pass ahead of Barnes.

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 7, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

* Williams ran to the right, then faked out Kevin Barnes by shifting left, and he was wide open for an easy catch.
* Devin Thomas runs an out route and pulled in a pass ahead of Barnes.

University of Maryland representing strong! Bet DHB had a bunch of drops in Raiders camp too.

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | August 7, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

"Williams ran to the right, then faked out Kevin Barnes by shifting left, and he was wide open for an easy catch."

Barnes won't make the team this year.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | August 7, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Another update:

-- 12:25 p.m. ET

Goal-Line Drills

Fast tempo at training camp continues. Here’s the action from goal-line work.

Ball placed at 2-yard line. Here we go…

* Clinton Portis took the handoff from Donovan McNabb and shifted right. He was met by a wave of defenders and finally stopped by rookie Perry Riley.
* Great coverage by Riley on next play. He wasn’t fooled on deep route by Santana Moss and stayed with Mike Sellers on a short route. McNabb opted not to throw to Sellers; instead he rolled right and threw to Chris Cooley on the opposite field. The pass was just out of Cooley’s reach.
* Offense targets Riley again. On consecutive plays, Larry Johnson took a handoff and raced to the left corner of the end zone. Both times he beat a hard-charging Riley to the end zone.
* McNabb threw a fade pass to Fred Davis in the end zone for a touchdown. Davis got a step on Reed Doughty.
* Dennis Morris and Darrel Young with great blocks, allowing Ryan Torain to bulldoze into the end zone for a touchdown.

-- 12:50 p.m. ET

Red Zone Work

Redskins have an wide-ranging practice script for Saturday’s practice.

And they are giving fans a great view of the action.

Here are some red zone highlights, ball placed on 20-yard line.

* A great play by Rocky McIntosh – he dove in front of Mike Sellers to bat away a Donovan McNabb pass. He high-fived London Fletcher afterwards.
* Trent Williams with a great block on London Fletcher, pushing him to the ground and freeing up Clinton Portis. A wave of defenders converged quickly on Portis and his run was stopped after a 5-yard gain.
* Fred Davis is having a really great practice. He grabbed a 20-yard touchdown pass from Rex Grossman after getting a step on Reed Doughty in coverage.
* Rex Grossman threw deep to Roydell Williams, but his pass is overthrown. Phillip Buchanon appeared to have solid coverage.
* Ramzee Robinson intercepts an underthrown Richard Bartel pass in the end zone.
* Brandon Banks took the handoff from Grossman on a wide receiver reverse and ran an end-around for 15 yards.
* Another overthrown pass by Richard Bartel. This time, Byron Westbrook raced over in front of Chris Cooley, the intended target, and picked off the pass in the end zone.
* Rookie wide receiver Shay Hodge was in position to block out two defenders downfield, allowing Larry Johnson to weave his way past them on his way to the end zone.

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 7, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

It's time this was done snd past time to move on. He should have been with the other guys all off season. But now I'm rooting for him.
Great job ,J.R. You've been all over it and the airwaves,to boot.

Posted by: ridgely1 | August 7, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

What's the latest on Haynesworth?

Posted by: Alan4 | August 7, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

What's the latest on Haynesworth?

Posted by: Alan4 | August 7, 2010 1:23 PM

Good question. It's been nearly 45 minutes since his status was reported. Readers of this blog deserve better.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 7, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is the poster boy for Oodles of Noodles.

Posted by: getitritegov | August 7, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

When you're sliding into first,
And you feel something burst,
Diarrhea!

When you're sliding into third,
And you lay a juicy turd,
Diarrhea!

When you're sliding into home,
And you feel something foam,
Diarrhea!

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 7, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Bravo Poopy. That's your finest work yet!

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 7, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Cha cha cha

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | August 7, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed that the best reporting on camp is coming from people who post on this blog and not JR and the gang?

Post sports reporters are hired because, and their performance evaluated on, something other than their ability to write about sports.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 7, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Andre Carter isn't an outside like Lorenzo Alexander might be.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 7, 2010 12:31 PM
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why is it assumed that Lorenzo is a better OLB than Carter? Both are new to the position. OK, Hasslet pumped up Lo. but he hasn't played it before and it still yet to be seen if he can. I hope they both do good but the way folks are saying Carter wont how Lorenzo will seems just a little out of wack....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 7, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone noticed that the best reporting on camp is coming from people who post on this blog and not JR and the gang?

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 7, 2010 2:24 PM
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Its because Harvey's on vacation!

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 7, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

"Haynesworth put a wrap around his left knee. He took the tape off his wrists, replaced his helmet with a cap"

And THEN what did he do?! You're KILLING me!

Did he fold his arms? Did he wear gloves? If so, what kind? Worst of all, you mention NOTHING about his socks in your "article."

Basically, I have NO idea what's going on with Haynesworth from moment to moment... And that's a dang shame. Get on the ball, Maese!

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 7, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

"Haynesworth then proceeded to put his right foot in before taking his right foot out. He then, surprisingly, put his right foot BACK in and he shook it all about. He did a kind of 'Hokey Pokey' dance and he turned himself around."

That's what it's all about.

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 7, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I am proud of Albert for passing this test and finally beginning to practice. Now he must show us he is worth it. I hope he kicks some serious booty for the Skins.

Posted by: jighazelton | August 8, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I am proud of Albert for passing this test and finally beginning to practice. Now he must show us he is worth it. I hope he kicks some serious booty for the Skins.

Posted by: jighazelton | August 8, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Tick tick tick... goes the clock until he pulls a hammie.

Posted by: whocares666 | August 8, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't matter, the clown headcoach will find another hoop for the best DT in football to jump thru.

Posted by: DMcCall2 | August 8, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

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