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Albert Haynesworth gearing up for Jets

Washington Redskins' Albert Haynesworth attending a workout at

Washington Redskins' Albert Haynesworth attending a workout at the NFL football team's training camp at Redskins Park. (Aug. 4, 2010) Credit: AP

New England media only is permitted to watch the Patriots stretch and maybe do a few individual drills each day in practice. They don't get to see the offense and defense line up and run a few plays the way you do at Jets and Giants. So, all they really can do is take a head count, and the heads of defensive linemen Albert Haynesworth (back), Mike Wright (concussion) and tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee) again were present and accounted for at today's practice.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said running back Danny Woodhead (ankle) "definitely is doing better" and would test his ankle before practice, but he was not on view to the local media, and neither was wide receiver Julian Edelman (ankle), who was seen in the locker room. Linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee) and right tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) did not practice.

Haynesworth declined interview requests in the locker room, but it appears as though he's making progress toward playing after missing the past two games. When asked if Haynesworth might make an impact against the Jets, Belichick said: "I don’t know how the game is going to go; we’ll see what happens. We’ll see where we’re at with Albert. I think he can definitely help us.

"He’s a versatile guy – he can play the run, he can rush the passer, he’s a physical guy, he’s a good athlete. We just have to see how all that plays out and what he’s able to do. He hasn’t played for a couple of weeks here. He was able to get on the field yesterday. We’ll see how that goes today. Maybe it’s this week, maybe it’s not. We’ll just have to wait and see."


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