...DT Albert Haynesworth became a big story thanks to his coach talking about the injection in his knee. Jim Zorn is honest, but he made Haynesworth a bigger story. Then again, the prized free agent sitting out consecutive practices would have made news regardless, especially since durability is a big issue with him.
...Haynesworth did not want to talk about this, but to his credit he did answer every question about his knee. For the record, he said, this is not the first time he's had such an injection. He had it on his left knee last summer as well as his back. He's not concerned about any inability to play all season. But what else would he say?
...Haynesworth has a little Stephen Davis in him. When asked how his knee was, he'd say, "I'm fine, how are you?" When Davis would be asked about his knee, he'd say, "My knee's fine, how's yours?"
...That's a lot of wear and tear on Haynesworth's knee. This injection has nothing to do with the sprain he suffered last December that caused him to miss two games.
...Receiver Roydell Williams underwent surgery on his left pinky finger and will miss a few weeks. Not sure how many yet.
...Carlos Rogers sat out with a sprained calf. He wants to make sure it feels close to 100 percent before he returns, not wanting to repeat what happened to Shawn Springs' calf last year. That's not the way Rogers would want to enter his contract year.
...The Redskins only practiced for one hour, so the action was relatively minimal. But Colt Brennan did hit receiver Trent Shelton on a nice pass.
...Devin Thomas dropped another deep ball. Gotta stop that, No. 11.
...The Redskins will practice twice Tuesday, with a full pad workout in the morning.
...One thing to watch this preseason: Colt Brennan's footwork. In college he was taught on, for example, a five-step drop to take three big steps and two little ones. Here, Jim Zorn wants him to take five equal steps going back. Not every team is the same, but it's how Zorn wants him to do it. Brennan has improved and the rhythm he plays with has gotten better as well.
John Keim covers the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and is a contributing editor for Warpathinsiders.com. He has covered the team since 1994. Some of his other stories can be found at dcexaminer.com
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