FOXBORO -- While he was only watching from the sidelines and did not have his helmet with him, Albert Haynesworth returned to the Patriots practice field for the final formal day of training camp.
Haynesworth, wearing his uniform practice jersey No. 92, watched as the team took part in a walk-through for about an hour and then went through about 20 minutes of conditioning before the end of the final open practice of camp.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick would not say whether this was an indication that Haynesworth, who hasn't practiced since Aug. 4, will be ready to return to practice soon or play in a preseason game.
"He's been day-to-day," Belichick said following Saturday's walk-through. "He's still day-to-day. When he's ready, he’ll be out there."
Meanwhile, Shaun Ellis returned to the practice field as well, and did take part in the walk-through, and was subsequently taken off the physically unable to perform list. Ellis came to camp after missing time last season with the Jets with a hip injury. The Patriots have the day off on Sunday before returning to practice on Monday in preparation for the Lions next Saturday night at Ford Field in Detroit.
Receivers Brandon Tate and Julian Edelman also returned to practice. Tate hadn't been in uniform since Aug. 4, while Edelman was out since Aug. 13. Also, safety James Sanders was in uniform, participating in the special teams drills as part of the walk-through after having practiced just three times previously.