Albert Haynesworth came to work Saturday morning with a slightly swollen knee, forcing him to scrap his latest chance to pass the Washington Redskins conditioning test and keeping him exiled from practice for yet another day. The two-time All-Pro defensive tackle arrived early at Redskins Park and told the team he had some irritation in one of his knees. Doctors recommended that he not take the test and instead ride a stationary bike and get treatment. "Here's a setback already," coach Mike Shanahan said. "His knee's a little bit swollen. Hopefully it's not too bad." Shanahan is requiring Haynesworth to pass the test, which consists of two timed 300-yard shuttle runs, before taking part in practice. Haynesworth failed the test Thursday and Friday, and it's uncertain when he will try again.
Eagles' WR Jackson hurt
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been carted off the field with a back injury during an afternoon practice at training camp. The Eagles' leading receiver caught a pass and stumbled to the ground, then needed help to the sideline. Moments later, a cart came and took him to the workout facility. Team officials said Jackson is still being evaluated by the medical staff. Jackson, one of the most dynamic playmakers in the league, had a career year in 2009 with 63 catches for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns for the Eagles.
Broncos sign Thomas
Broncos' first-round draft pick Demaryius Thomas agreed to a five-year deal with more than $9 million in guarantees, just in time to take his conditioning test so he can suit up when the full squad works out for the first time this morning. Thomas, a big wide receiver from Georgia Tech, was the first player taken by the Broncos in the draft.
Bush feels badly for USC
Reggie Bush said he would not let the distractions of USC's probation and the school's subsequent ostracizing of him affect his performance with the Saints. "The whole situation is terrible, and nobody feels worse about than I do," Bush said. "At the same time, I can't dwell on the negative. I have a job to do, and I have a whole organization and city riding on my back." - AP