While Redskins luminaries like Larry Johnson and Anthony Armstrong got the team’s final preseason game off, Albert Haynesworth got to work.
Our favorite former morning companion started at defensive end and played 49 of 55 snaps in Washington’s 20-10 loss to the Max Hall-led Arizona Cardinals. Haynesworth had no comment after the game; coach Mike Shanahan once again made his point about who’s running the show.
“He’s got to get in football shape,” Shanahan said.
The coaches wanted to see the tape before they evaluated Haynesworth’s performance, but defensive coordinator Jim Haslett didn’t sound overly impressed.
“He just needed reps,” Haslett told Jason Reid of the Washington Post. “I didn’t see any impact plays. I didn’t see any sacks or things like that. . . . Hopefully, he played well for his sake.”
And with that, we conclude our 225th post mentioning Haynesworth this offseason. Really.