DT Albert Haynesworth Finally Passes Test

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Albert Haynesworth passed his conditioning test Saturday morning at Redskins Park and a source familiar with the situation said that the defensive linemen will participate in his first full practice of training camp Saturday afternoon.

On Day 10 of the Haynesworth Watch, the two-time All-Pro on his fourth attempt completed the two, timed 300-yard shuttle runs required by Coach Mike Shanahan in order for him to join in all team activities. Two sources familiar with the results said Haynesworth completed the two sprints in the allotted time of 70 seconds for the first set and 73 on the second with a break in between.

Haynesworth, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and strength coach Ray Wright appeared pleased as they walked off the field together. Asked how Haynesworth fared on the sprints Saturday morning, Wright responded, "Good run." Haslett, who has been prohibited by team officials from speaking with the media until Haynesworth passes the test, gave two thumbs up before entering the complex's main building.

Although the team has not provided official confirmation of the results, Haynesworth completed the runs in times of 66 and 70 seconds, respectively, according to two team sources who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to provide the results. Shanahan is expected to address the situation at some point Saturday, which is Fan Appreciation Day.

In the Redskins' new 3-4 defense, Haynesworth is expected see significant time at right defensive end. The nine-year veteran also may play nose tackle in some alignments.

Haynesworth missed all but one day of the team's offseason conditioning program and Shanahan has said that when Haynesworth was able to join his teammates on the practice field, he'd begin taking reps with the second or third team.

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