Haynesworth's presence hard to miss

July, 31, 2011

Albert HaynesworthAP Photo/Michael DwyerAlbert Haynesworth walks off the field following his first practice (walkthrough) with the Patriots.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots went through an hour-long walkthrough practice this morning, which was held at a slow pace, and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was present throughout.

Donning No. 92, Haynesworth mostly spent time watching his new teammates line up in different formations/packages while focusing on technique work.

He is not expected to speak with reporters until after his first official practice. If Haynesworth participates in this afternoon's practice, that could make tomorrow the day for his first large-scale interview with New England reporters since the trade.

The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Haynesworth appears to be in good shape, although it's always hard to judge in a walkthrough-type environment. Fans in attendance noted his presence, with one yelling,"Welcome to New England, Albert" as Haynesworth walked off the field.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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