Haynesworth practices in pads

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was on the field this afternoon for the team's full-pad practice. It marks his first practice since Aug. 4.

Haynesworth's presence on the field makes it more likely he could see his first preseason action Saturday night in Detroit.

Haynesworth was in the news Monday after pleading no contest to a charge of simple assault. Belichick said Tuesday that it was "personal matter" and thus he didn't "really have any comment on that."