Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Source: Albert Haynesworth fails conditioning test, does not practice with team

     Even though he has lost about 30 pounds since the end of last season, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth failed a conditioning test on Thursday according to Haynesworth is not eligible to practice with his teammates at the Redskin's training facility in Ashburn, VA until he passes the test.

     Haynesworth, who has openly complained about the new 3-4 defense that new head coach Mike Shanahan is installing in Washington, did not participate in any of the team's offseason conditioning drills. He has tried to force a trade out of Washington because he does not want to play the nose tackle position.

     The defensive tackle, one of the league's best interior lineman when he puts his mind into playing hard, only appeared at practice for about 20 minutes after the rest of the team hit the showers. He was seen walking amongst overturned trash cans, serving as offensive linemen, with two assistant coaches as they discussed the new defense. He did not speak to the media.

     The Redskins have said Haynesworth will continue to take the test each day until he passes. The test consists of two back-to-back sprints the player must complete in the allotted time. Haynesworth is the only Redskins player who has to take the conditioning test as all of the other players attended a certain percentage of offseason workouts.

     "It's a very fair test," Coach Shanahan said. "But more importantly, it keeps a guy from getting hurt. I don't want to put a guy out there that's not ready to go, and all of a sudden there's a setback for two weeks."




  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here