According to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth passed the club's conditioning test on Saturday.

 

Haynesworth had been unable to practice since camp opened for the Redskins last week due to his inability to pass the test, failing multiple times. He had an MRI taken on Thursday on his left knee, but the results showed no structural damage.

 

The Patriots announced Friday night they have signed safety Josh Barrett and released running back Thomas Clayton. Here's the complete statement from the team on the transaction:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots claimed and were awarded S Josh Barrett off waivers from the Denver Broncos today. In addition, the Patriots released RB Thomas Clayton.

According to ESPN.com, Patriots offensive lineman Nick Kaczur has told teammates he has a significant back injury that could potentially sideline him for the entire 2010 season.

The Patriots announced Friday night they have cancelled practice for both Saturday and Sunday. Currently, the team is scheduled to get back to work on Monday with double sessions at Gillette Stadium in anticipation of the visit of the New Orleans Saints — the Patriots and Saints will be holding joint practices on Tuesday (9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.) and Wednesday (9 a.m.) in Foxboro prior to their Thursday night game at Gillette. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.

Patriots president Jonathan Kraft joined the Dale & Holley show Friday afternoon from training camp in Foxboro. Kraft played down reports of hard feelings between the team and Tom Brady during contract negotiations. "I saw him this morning, had a great conversation, very warm and friendly," he said. "From where I sit, the relationship that we've had with him and the relationship that I've had with him is the same as it's always been, and if anything it's stronger."

 

ESPN football insider Adam Schefter took a break from his training camp bus tour to talk to the Dale & Holley show Friday afternoon. One of the first topics of conversation was the return of Wes Welker to Patriots practices after suffering what was thought to be a horrible knee injury in Week 17 of last season. 

 

FOXBORO — When the Patriots’ rookies went through the annual pre-practice soaking the other day — courtesy of quarterback Tom Brady — not all the first-year players looked completely enthused about the situation.



Patriots second-year safety Patrick Chung joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday from training camp in Foxboro. In being careful not say anything to get him in trouble with his teammates or coaching staff, Chung talked about what he needs to learn as he begins his second training camp as a pro. "Last year I didn't know anything," he said. "I've still got a long way to go. I have not made it, so I'm still working. ... I leave that to Bill [Belichick] to teach me all that stuff."

 

FOXBORO -- In his biggest test to date in training camp, Patriots receiver Wes Welker took a pair of heavy hits from linebacker Jerod Mayo in full scrimmage drills Thursday morning. The first hit came as Welker was running a slant pattern off the right end while the second hit came as Welker ran a crossing route. In both cases Welker held onto the pass from Tom Brady and popped right up and made his way back to the huddle. 

 

Patriots linebacker Tully Banta-Cain joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning for a brief interview in between the morning and afternoon sessions at training camp in Foxboro. Asked about fellow linebacker Derrick Burgess, who has yet to show up at camp or announce his future plans, Banta-Cain offered his support.