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No slack after 2nd failure for Redskin

ASHBURN, Va. — Early Friday, the cones were lined up 25 yards apart on the field for Albert Haynesworth's conditioning test. He needed to complete the first part in 70 seconds or less to have a chance to pass.

He clocked 71.

Another failed effort. Once again, the two-time All-Pro defensive tackle was not allowed to practice at Redskins camp.

The rules are the rules under new coach Mike Shanahan, no matter who the player is. "Either you play by the rules (or) you're gone or you'll get fined, one of the two," fullback Mike Sellers said. "A lot of the vets around here who are pretty much old-school guys appreciate it."

Haynesworth was sent inside to do treadmill and agility work as the team practiced. Afterward, he spent about 15 minutes walking through some plays with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. As Haynesworth left, he signed autographs for fans but did not talk to the media.

Strength coach Ray Wright said Haynesworth was the only player required to take the test — two 300-yard sprints shuttling between cones, with a 3 1/2-minute break between — because he was the only one not to attend 50 percent of the offseason workouts. Linemen must complete the first sprint in 70 seconds, the second in 73.

He will try again today.

Lions president suspended: Tom Lewand will be suspended for 30 days and fined $100,000 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after his guilty plea to driving while impaired. The league said the suspension begins Aug. 25. The Lions' team president pleaded guilty July 9 and was sentenced to six months of probation.

Eagles-Broncos: Philadelphia sent linebacker Joe Mays to Denver for running back J.J. Arrington or a 2012 conditional draft choice.

Cowboys' top pick hurt: Rookie receiver Dez Bryant, the team's first-round draft pick this year, sprained his right ankle trying to catch a pass and will miss 4-6 weeks, the team said. Owner Jerry Jones suggested Bryant was overworked and was unhappy the injury happened on the second-to-last play after his reps and kick return work, ESPN reported.

Jets: The team signed coach Rex Ryan to a two-year extension and gave general manager Mike Tannenbaum a five-year deal, keeping them with the franchise through the 2014 season. Ryan received his extension after leading the Jets to a 9-7 regular-season record and within one game of the Super Bowl last year. … Former Florida State receiver Laveranues Coles, 32, signed a one-year deal to return to the team he played with in two previous stints.

Bengals: Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is satisfied running back Cedric Benson understands his responsibilities, so the league won't punish him for his arrest after he was accused of punching a Texas bar employee. Benson denied the charge.

Dolphins: Former Saints defensive end Charles Grant, 31, signed.

Giants: Former Gators receiver and first-round pick Ike Hilliard, 34, and Super Bowl hero David Tyree, 30, signed one-day contracts, then announced their retirements. Tyree made the memorable catch against his helmet in Super Bowl XLII to beat the Patriots. Hilliard, who later played for the Bucs, is fifth in career receptions for the Giants.

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