Haynesworth Taking "Mental Reps" at Right Defensive End

Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth hasn't been able to participate in practice, but Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports the defensive coaches have been working with Haynesworth on the side.

"But here's the interesting part: In every side session with Haslett and Burney, Haynesworth has primarily worked at right defensive end - not nose tackle. And the potential to be Washington's starting right end, instead of regularly playing the nose, should provide enough motivation for Haynesworth to succeed at the test he must pass before Coach Mike Shanahan will permit him to participate in practice."

Haynesworth will likely play some nose tackle, but if Ma'ake Kemoeatu and Kedric Golston can effectively hold that position down, Haynesworth will spend more time doing what he does best: Being a disruptive force in the opponents' backfield.

Provided, as Reid notes, Haynesworth can pass his conditioning test.

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August 01, 2010 at 05:11 pm

hayensworth,thinks hes to good to practics,he mite get hit by a rookie,and knock him out.training camp prepares for the season.maybe theres a rookie to take his job over.time will tell no pity here.get it done.

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