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Haynesworth practices, Sunday status unclear

Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth rejoined the Redskins Thursday and practiced with the team, but his status remained unclear for Sunday's against the Indianapolis Colts at FedEx Field.

Haynesworth, who left the team last week after the death of his younger brother, returned to the area Wednesday and participated in what Coach Mike Shanahan described as "a little bit more than a jog-through" at a hangar at Dulles International Airport, where the team practiced because of the rain. The Redskins do not have an indoor practice facility.

Shanahan spoke with the two-time all-pro, who did not play in the Week 5 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Instead he traveled to Nashville, Tenn.,early Friday morning to tend to family matters following the death of his brother, Lance McCoy, 23, in a motorcycle accident.
Haynesworth then traveled to his hometown of Hartsville, S.C., to bury his brother Tuesday.

Although Haynesworth is back at work, "obviously, he went through a tough six days," Shanahan said. "I had a good conversation with him. He practiced today, and he'll be a game-time decision, from our standpoint, where he's at, both mentally and physically. We'll make a decision right before the game."

Haynesworth, who did not address reporters, relaxed with teammates on couches outside the locker room before the team bused to the hangar to continue preparations for the Colts.

Haynesworth had his best performance of the season in the Week 4 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a disruptive force early in the 17-12 win at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Redskins hope he continues the progress he showed against the Eagles, but "anytime you're away for six days, there's conditioning, obviously," Shanahan said. "So, you want to see where he's at, both physically and mentally. But we understand what happened, we understand the crisis that he was dealing with, so, hopefully, he can get back in shape and do the things he needs to do to help us win."

By Jason Reid  | October 14, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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FYI - Haynesworth is back according to the Redskins.com site. Shanahan is saying it will be a game time decision as to whether or not he plays...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 3:27 PM

Expect a post on this soon from J. Reid now that he's seen it on RI.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 14, 2010 3:33 PM

Wow...you were actually right about something beep!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 14, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Wait, can you remind us one more time that the skins do not have an indoor practice facility?

Posted by: steplight | October 14, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

If Snyder builds a state of the art, 35 million dollar practice bubble, how are owners going to cry poor mouth when the 2011 CBA comes around?

Posted by: rich20ssu | October 14, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Indoor practice facility is so bogus. Did the Green Bay Packers have an indoor practice facility when Vince Lombardi's teams won the Lombardi trophy? I don't think so.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 14, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Is there room for an indoor practice facility at Redskins Park? I've only seen it on TV during training camp.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

"he relaxed with teammates on coaches"

those poor coaches

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 14, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

oh couches.....that's so different

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 14, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

How many times is RI going to remind us that the Redskins don't have an indoor practice facility? As if any of us could do anything about it.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 14, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Beeps a holes

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 14, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Indoor practice facility is so bogus. Did the Green Bay Packers have an indoor practice facility when Vince Lombardi's teams won the Lombardi trophy? I don't think so.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 14, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I doubt ANY team did.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | October 14, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

God, what a bunch of clucking hens. It's a reporter's responsibility to answer questions that would naturally be raised by something in a story -- in this case, someone reads that Haynesworth did a walk-through at a hangar at Dulles Airport. Natural question: wtf? A hangar at Dulles? Ah .... they practiced there because it was raining and the Redskins don't have an indoor practice facility. Sheesh.

Posted by: donquixote3 | October 14, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

haynesworth milked it...6 days? c'mon man!

Posted by: Ilikecougars | October 14, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

"haynesworth milked it...6 days? c'mon man!"
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Geeez. Ever lose a brother? Wow.

Posted by: donquixote3 | October 14, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Seriously? Are they that averse to getting wet? I hope it never rains for a game.

Posted by: kingrob76 | October 14, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

"anytime you're away for six days, there's conditioning, obviously," Shanahan said.
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What!??? how in the hell exactly do you get out of shape in six days time???

I could understand missing practice reps hurting you as far as a scheme goes, but football shape?

Posted by: skins91r | October 14, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

redskins have been trying for years to build an indoor facility at redskins park, the zoning laws in Maryland is stopping them. its considered a flood area or something dumb like that. they even tried to enclose the turf practice field and was shot down on that also.

back on topic---why let the colts know where and when and how long AH is playing? shanahan isnt going to tell the colts anything through the media. you can bet hes going to play and play alot, its just that shanahan isnt going to give the plans up before the game..why should he? it would be stupid to give all that info. out at this time.

Posted by: snyper94z28 | October 14, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Snyper... Redskins park is in VA just fyi

Posted by: DMoney28 | October 15, 2010 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Seems appropriate that they would have Haynesworth practicing in a hanger.... since he's as big as a blimp!

Posted by: unquiltom | October 15, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

"Indoor practice facility is so bogus. Did the Green Bay Packers have an indoor practice facility when Vince Lombardi's teams won the Lombardi trophy? I don't think so.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 14, 2010 3:59 PM"

Beep, is this a trick question?

Vince Lombardi's teams NEVER won the Vince Lombardi Trophy. They won the NFL's “World Professional Football Championship” Trophy.

The trophy was not re-named the "Vince Lombardi Trophy" until 1970, after he had passed away.

It would have been spooky had the named the trophy for Lombardi before his team had even won one.

I don't know if ANY coach could face that kind of pressure and still come out with a win...

LOL

Happy Friday.

Posted by: ThinkingMan | October 15, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Football is an outdoor sport. Anyone who has to practice indoors due to weather is a total fairy

Posted by: egrib | October 15, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Football is an outdoor sport. Anyone who has to practice indoors due to weather is a total fairy

Posted by: egrib | October 15, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Football is an outdoor sport. Anyone who has to practice indoors due to weather is a total fairy

Posted by: egrib | October 15, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

"redskins have been trying for years to build an indoor facility at redskins park, the zoning laws in Maryland is stopping them. its considered a flood area or something dumb like that. they even tried to enclose the turf practice field and was shot down on that also."
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Don't the Skins practice in Ashburn? So what the hell do zoning laws in MD have to do with building a practice bubble in VA???

Posted by: luvdc808 | October 15, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

The thing about the coach he has made the right decisions about the team. He is doing what's best for each player and the team and winning the division. Right now that good but we all know it means nothing without playoff wins. Haynesworth chose to take his time to get his act together, and he was starting to show his value prior to his brother untimely death. He took care of his family business and that takes a man to do that now it is time to return to the field and be the best he can be.

Posted by: phjesuswarrior7 | October 15, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

The thing about the coach he has made the right decisions about the team. He is doing what's best for each player and the team and winning the division. Right now that good but we all know it means nothing without playoff wins. Haynesworth chose to take his time to get his act together, and he was starting to show his value prior to his brother untimely death. He took care of his family business and that takes a man to do that now it is time to return to the field and be the best he can be.

Posted by: phjesuswarrior7 | October 15, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

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