'Sleeping giant' anxious to spring awake

Ex-college mate Ellis sees the old Haynesworth ... and that could be good news for Pats

Updated: September 8, 2011, 8:31 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Shaun Ellis knew the giant long before he began his slumber.

Ellis and Albert Haynesworth were teammates at the University of Tennessee and, though their paths diverged at the pro level, the two kept in close contact. As Haynesworth navigated two turbulent seasons with the Washington Redskins, Ellis simply told his friend to keep his head high.

Neither Ellis nor Haynesworth dreamed of being reunited in New England this season ...

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