Ex-Vols Ellis & Haynesworth Featured On ESPN.com

ESPN.com has a great story on former Vols teammates Albert Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis, read it here: Haynesworth: 'Time for sleeping giant to awake'

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 Shaun Ellis knew the giant long before he began his slumber.

Ellis and Albert Haynesworth were teammates at the University of Tennessee and, though their paths diverged at the pro level, the two kept in close contact. As Haynesworth navigated two turbulent seasons with the Washington Redskins, Ellis simply told his friend to keep his head high.

Neither Ellis nor Haynesworth dreamed of being reunited in New England this season and that's part of what has made their experience here so fulfilling already for both players. And Ellis, who knows Haynesworth maybe better than anyone else in the Patriots' locker room, said he can already see a difference in his friend.

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AP Photo/Stephan SavoiaPatriots defensive lineman Shaun Ellis, a college teammate of Albert Haynesworth's, is looking forward to a college reuinion in opposing teams' backfields.

"One thing about Albert, he's going to be Albert; he's always going to be himself," said Ellis. "But I definitely see the Albert I saw back in college here in New England."

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