No stranger to sideline: Haynesworth sitting out

Albert Haynesworth has spent a lot of time on the sideline during training camp the past few years.

We’re talking about a lottttttt of time.

That’s where he finds himself again, this time in camp with his new team the New England Patriots. Fortunately, it’s not anything serious like a repeatedly failed conditioning test. The Patriots aren’t saying what it is, but he’s been treated for knee issues throughout much of his career.

New England coach Bill Belichick called him “day-to-day” according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

“He’s getting some treatment and I think he’ll be back out there as soon as he can,” Belichick said. “I think he’s working really hard and hopefully he’ll be back out there in a matter of, hopefully a day or a couple days.

“Unfortunately, we have a number of players in that (day-to-day) category. It’s the same for all of them. The guys that are out there are getting the reps and they’re able to practice the plays and the techniques that they’re being instructed. The players that aren’t out there, are still getting the instruction, still learning, but not able to participate or participate fully. So, I think the way the players have to look at it is, they should do everything that they’re able to do to maximize that. The things they aren’t able to do, there’s really nothing they can do about those, but they should maximize the opportunity they have. That’s the way they approach it with everybody.”

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