Haynesworth received an injection to insert fluid in the knee, a procedure he said has become routine for him in recent years to help fight the wear and tear of training camp. Still, his absence was buzz-worthy news around the Redskins, who this year signed the two-time All-Pro defensive tackle to a contract that includes an NFL-record $41 million in guaranteed money.
Coach Jim Zorn said the knee issue wasn't serious and should not affect Haynesworth's ability to play a full 16-game schedule.
"Haynesworth practiced and did great," Zorn said. "He's just fine, perfect -- no worries."