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News & Notes: Redskins Release Brennan


The Redskins have released quarterback Colt Brennan, the team announced on Monday.

Brennan's release comes on the heels of the Redskins' acquisition of quarterback John Beck from the Baltimore Ravens.

Brennan appeared to be really struggling in Redskins training camp. He was returning to action after missing the entire 2009 season due to hip and hamstring injuries.

Brennan arrived in Washington as a sixth-round draft pick (186th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

With his engaging personality, he quickly became one of the more popular Redskins even though he was a backup.

He played well in the 2008 preseason and served as the Redskins' third quarterback the entire year.


Albert Haynesworth attempted the Redskins' conditioning test on Monday morning, but he had to stop midway through after he experienced more soreness in his knee.

"He'll go through our walk-throughs and he'll be out there through practice," Shanahan said. "He'll get his conditioning and treatment in between."

Shanahan said Haynesworth appeared to be running the test well before he had to stop.

He expressed confidence that Haynesworth would eventually pass the test, knee permitting.

"He'll pass the test when he gets in football shape," Shanahan said. "He's a fast guy. He did very good the first time. He did it easily."

Shanahan acknowledged there may come a time when the Redskins will practice Haynesworth even if he has not passed the conditioning test.


Quarterback Rex Grossman had a solid Monday morning practice despite a late interception by Justin Tryon.

His best play? He eluded pressure from the right and rolled left. He saw Joey Galloway running a deep route toward the middle of the field.

Grossman threw a high-arching pass to about the 5-yard line and Galloway made an impressive diving grab in front of a defender.

"Rex is very comfortable with the system," Mike Shanahan said. "He was in the system for a year when he was at Houston. He's having a good camp. He's a student of the game. Obviously he has played a lot of games in the NFL."

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