Haynesworth fails conditioning test, again

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ASHBURN, VA - Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was held out of practice for a second straight day Friday after again failing to pass his conditioning test.

Haynesworth was held out of the Redskins’ first training camp practice Thursday after failing the initial test. Because Haynesworth did not attend the majority of the team’s voluntary offseason programs and skipped the mandatory minicamp in June, due to an objection to his role in the team’s defense, he must pass the conditioning test.

According to a story on the team’s website, players were informed that if they participated in less than half of the offseason programs, they would need to pass a conditioning test before practicing. New head coach Mike Shanahan said he wants to make sure Haynesworth is in shape before putting him in practices.

A two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, Haynesworth appeared in 12 games for the Redskins last year, his first after signing a reported $100 million contract as a free agent, and notched four sacks with 37 tackles. He missed four games with an ankle injury.


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