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Balky knee halts Haynesworth's day

Once again, Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth did work on his own and not with the rest of the team.

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Once again, Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth did work on his own and not with the rest of the team.

ASHBURN, Va. — Albert vs. the cones, Day 3: no contest.

Albert Haynesworth arrived Saturday with a slightly swollen knee, forcing him to scrap his latest chance to pass the Redskins conditioning test and keeping him exiled from practicing with teammates for yet another day.

Doctors recommended that the two-time All-Pro defensive tackle not take the test and instead ride a stationary bike and get treatment.

"Here's a setback already," coach Mike Shanahan said.

Shanahan is requiring Haynesworth to pass the test, which consists of two timed 300-yard shuttle runs, before taking part in practice. Haynesworth is the only player required to do so because he skipped the team's offseason conditioning program.

Haynesworth failed the test Thursday and Friday, and it's uncertain when he will try again.

He did make his first appearance on the field, albeit briefly. Wearing his No. 92 jersey and holding a piece of paper, he stood to the side and watched the defense walk through some plays. After practice, he emerged again to walk through some plays individually with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

Giants sign Pierre-Paul

The Giants signer former USF defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to a five-year, $20 million deal with $11 million guaranteed, multiple media outlets reported. Pierre-Paul, the Giants' top draft pick at 15th overall, will compete for playing time against Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka, Osi Umenyiora and Dave Tollefson.

Big money Bradford

ST. LOUIS — New Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is doing his best to ignore the big contract numbers he just received.

The No. 1 overall pick signed his six-year, $78 million deal with $50 million in guarantees, most ever in the NFL.

About an hour later, he hit the field for the first full-squad workout in shorts and light pads.

"If you start worrying about all those other things, then it can really affect your performance," said Bradford, who wanted to put aside thoughts of the money.

"What number?" coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "He's No. 8. I only deal with jersey numbers."

Still no Suh: The Lions opened camp without No. 2 overall pick Ndamukong Suh (defensive tackle, Nebraska). Team officials and Suh's agents said they have been in frequent contact working on a deal.

Browns: Second-round pick Montario Hardesty, who will compete for the starting running back spot, twisted a knee and is expected to miss a couple of weeks.

Dolphins: New receiver Brandon Marshall is off to a good start, catching two long passes from Chad Henne then lingering to sign autographs for fans. The former UCF standout, who clashed with his coach in Denver and was traded, has received an A in comportment since joining the Dolphins. "You'll see him with his arm around some of these young players, and he's talking them through some of the things he has done," coach Tony Sparano said. "He has been unselfish. That's something I appreciate and have been impressed with."

Eagles: Leading receiver DeSean Jackson was carted off with a back injury and was being evaluated. Later, the team signed veteran receiver Kelley Washington to a one-year deal.

Raiders: Receiver Louis Murphy was held out of practice with a concussion. The former Gator and Lakewood High standout said he was kneed in the helmet Friday and had a headache.

Saints: Running back Reggie Bush said he would not let the distractions of USC's probation and the school's ostracizing of him affect his performance in New Orleans. Talking publicly for the first time since USC sent back its replica of the 2005 Heisman Trophy he won and eliminated nearly all mention of him on campus, Bush said he had no choice but to move on. "The whole situation is terrible, and nobody feels worse about it than I do," he said. "At the same time, I can't dwell on the negative. I have a job to do."

Steelers: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whose image was damaged by allegations of sexually assaulting a college student, was more outgoing and animated than usual during practice. Receiver Hines Ward said the quarterback was clearly working to improve his relationship with his teammates. "For many years, people didn't know what was really going on with Ben," Ward said. "He's starting to open up and be more personal with guys."

Vikings: Receiver Percy Harvin gave the team a scare after he left the afternoon practice on a cart with an undisclosed injury, but the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported the former Gator returned to the field for the evening workout.

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