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Shaun Ellis and Albert Haynesworth expected to play for Patriots

Albert Haynewsorth AP

The Patriots will debut a pair of key veteran defensive line pickups on Thursday night after cautiously working them into the mix this month.

98.5 in Boston reports that Shaun Ellis and Albert Haynesworth will suit up for the Patriots against the Giants.  Both players didn’t practice much in August, but they have increased their workload the last two weeks.

By playing on Thursday, it appears Ellis and Haynesworth will be ready for New England’s Monday night opener against Miami.  We really haven’t seen the Patriots starting defense yet with both linemen out all month.  Linebacker Brandon Spikes has also been out.

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25 Responses to “Shaun Ellis and Albert Haynesworth expected to play for Patriots”
  1. tiffpats4eva says: Sep 1, 2011 7:16 PM

    Sounds good to me.

  2. duncanthecat says: Sep 1, 2011 7:22 PM

    Fat Albert might get a tackle before preseason ends.

  3. benh999 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:22 PM

    That special order 12XL jersey finally came in for Fat Albert.

  4. jimr10 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:26 PM

    I take it from the comments above that you consider Haynesworth to be the fatest guy in the NFL?

  5. fanoredsox says: Sep 1, 2011 7:29 PM

    I’m hoping Fat Albert gets one tackle before he is cut! What a fat piece of…… CAKE????? LOL

  6. readysethike says: Sep 1, 2011 7:31 PM

    he’s going to tear it up, because since its the last game i doubt the G-men play their starters.

  7. fanoredsox says: Sep 1, 2011 7:31 PM

    My dead asthmatic grandfather could run circles around him and beat him off the snap. Also, my dead grandfather never needed to put a cleat in somebody’s eyes. I bet the Titans look at the circus he has caused and laughed their butts off!

  8. flagstaffphotos says: Sep 1, 2011 7:32 PM

    Not fair. The east coast has already suffered through one earthquake this month.

  9. tiffpats4eva says: Sep 1, 2011 7:34 PM

    duncanthecat,

    $100 says you out weight Haynesworth by 100lbs.

  10. ernestbynershands says: Sep 1, 2011 7:37 PM

    I heard Fat Albert gets to play because he ate everyone in front of him on the depth chart.

  11. firemarshal1 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:42 PM

    Could someone please get Prince Albert a bucket of chicken? Coach I’ve got eat first.

  12. fanoredsox says: Sep 1, 2011 7:45 PM

    duncanthecat:

    I will take that bet!

  13. dk17111 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:52 PM

    “increased workload”=buckled chinstrap.

  14. CKL says: Sep 1, 2011 7:53 PM

    Let me reiterate that Albert is not fat anymore. Whether he’s useful or not is a different story.
    Wilfork? Now HE’S fat. I love him and he’s a terrific player, but he makes Albert look like a bulimic supermodel.

  15. thegonz13 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:54 PM

    Great… TWO natural disasters hit Boston in a week!

  16. rc33 says: Sep 1, 2011 7:59 PM

    Got any original jokes flagstaff?

  17. mwcarolina says: Sep 1, 2011 8:11 PM

    well Haynesworth is done counting the money he got paid in Washington, now he’s wanting to play hard for more money.

  18. firstand4ever says: Sep 1, 2011 8:12 PM

    The Pats defense has alot to prove. The team is loaded with alot of very mediocre players with the exception of McCourty, Mayo and Wilfork. The safeties are one dimensional players who lack a complete game. (Merriweather/Chung)

    With the exception of Wilfork, If Mayo and McCourty were on another team. They would be barely noticeable. McCourty is a quality starting corner but he is not a shutdown corner. Mayo is a nice player that’s all. I could think of atleast 3 linebackers in the AFC east alone that are better.(Harris,Dansby and Scott).

    Gone are the days where The Pats had impact players on all 3 levels of their defense. Guys like Seymour, Bruschi, Vrabel, Harrison and Law are gone. Those 4 standouts were elite players. Those were championship defenders.

    The Pats do not have elite players on defense. Haynesworth and Ellis need to be used as part time players in order for them to be effective. Save them for when the games count. The combination of Brady and Belichick pretty much guarantees the Pats a playoff berth for the forseeable future. Unless the Pats get their defense right, They are not winning a championship.

  19. green18blue52 says: Sep 1, 2011 8:44 PM

    Water is wet

  20. CKL says: Sep 1, 2011 9:41 PM

    I agree that their defense has to get better to win a SB but I CANNOT agree that Scott is anywhere near Mayo. Scott is noticeable mostly for his mouth.

    McCourty was a great rookie last year and did not get “rookie CB” gift ints. He made those plays. Can he progress this year? That I don’t know. But I think you’re a little too dismissive of him, especially with how defensive players are handcuffed by the preponderance of pro offense rules.

    Those greats of the past aren’t walking through the door and that’s why BB took down all their pictures last year. He knows these young guys have to forge their own identity.

  21. sschmiggles says: Sep 1, 2011 10:44 PM

    “Mayo is a nice player that’s all. I could think of atleast 3 linebackers in the AFC east alone that are better.(Harris,Dansby and Scott).”

    __________________________

    Scott: 81 tackles. Respectable.

    Mayo……………. 175 tackles.

    You’re an idiot

  22. tunescribe says: Sep 1, 2011 11:13 PM

    Pats got a turnover on Albert’s first play in a New England uniform. Shades of things to come.

  23. murraysons says: Sep 2, 2011 12:12 AM

    Firstand4ever,

    Gone are the days where The Pats had impact players on all 3 levels of their defense. Guys like Seymour, Bruschi, Vrabel, Harrison and Law are gone. Those 4 standouts were elite players

    You just named 5 guys. And remember, those guys were young players at some point too. Its not like they came into the league as studs. Just wait

  24. tedmurph says: Sep 2, 2011 1:59 AM

    firstand4ever says: The Pats defense has alot to prove. The team is loaded with alot of very mediocre players.
    ———————————————————-

    Yeah, throw out the 5 Pro-Bowlers(Mayo, Mccourty, Hayesworth, Meriwether and Wilfork) and they got nothing.

  25. MichaelEdits says: Sep 2, 2011 6:25 AM

    Haynesworth missing games whenever somebody hurts his feelings. I wonder how Belichick will describe that on his lovely lovely injury report.

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