On the third day, Albert Haynesworth rests

On the third day, he rested.

That’s right. Albert Haynesworth will not give Mike Shanahan’s conditioning test a try today. The Washington Post reports that the disgruntled defensive tackle has opted to not try to pass the grueling exercise this morning because he perhaps wishes to rest his legs and give it a shot on Sunday.

That means the $100 million man, who has pocketed $32 million from owner Daniel Snyder before Year 2 with the Redskins, will sit and watch for a third straight day at Redskins Park as his teammates practice and Haynesworth endures further humiliation.

Haynesworth failed conditioning tests on Thursday and Friday and Shanahan has been unyielding on the matter. Haynesworth was on the practice field for about 10 minutes earlier this morning with no helmet on. He has done individual work with barrels after practice the first two days as they try to teach him the very basics of Jim Haslett’s 3-4 scheme.

"There's a pace you have to have, a certain tempo each 25 yards, and I expect him to pass it pretty soon," Ray Wright, the team’s strength and conditioning coach, told media Friday.

Until Haynesworth does pass it, the biggest story in camp will be how the highest-paid player on the team locked horns with the coach and lost.

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