The hulking defensive lineman was absolutely dominant during his few live reps against offensive linemen Sunday afternoon, as he provided three or four of the most exciting highlights of the seventh session of training camp.
However, Haynesworth was shut down halfway through practice, and he was limited to an observational role after. When Haynesworth completed the last of his reps — of which he brutally overpowered offensive linemen Rich Ohrnberger and Thomas Austin – he walked over to stand next to defensive line coach Pepper Johnson. A trainer joined the two for a few minutes, though it didn't appear that Haynesworth had any type of direct conversation with him.
Linebacker Brandon Spikes had the best single practice of any player in camp, clogging up the lanes in run drills, knocking aside several passes and colliding with Chad Ochocinco to break up a pass. Ochocinco had a tough session with several drops.
Overall, the defense had a great showing throughout the second full-pads practice, and cornerback Leigh Bodden had a solid day, too.
Rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett had a tough practice, which included a penalty lap after fumbling a snap from Dan Koppen, but he showed off his cannon with a 65-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline. The pass traveled about 50-55 yards in the air.
Cornerback Ras-I Dowling, cornerback Kyle Arrington, running back Shane Vereen, safety Brandon McGowan, running back Kevin Faulk, running back Sammy Morris, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, running back Eric Kettani, left guard Logan Mankins, tackle Nate Solder and defensive lineman Steve Williams were all missing from practice. Kettani was the only mysterious absentee, while everyone else has to deal with contract issues and league rules prohibiting new signees from practicing.
Linebacker Tracy White was present, but he couldn't practice yet since he just signed his contract. Safety James Sanders, safety Josh Barrett, long snapper Matt Katula, offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, offensive lineman Mike Berry and defensive linemen Brandon Deaderick, Ron Brace, Kyle Love and Myron Pryor were all present but didn't practice due to health reasons.