Bucs made only claim on Haynesworth

Posted Nov 10, 2011
Aaron Wilson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the only team to put in a waiver claim on former All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth when he was cut by the New England Patriots, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. It's not a positive sign about how he's perceived around the league.

The Patriots finally gave up on Haynesworth on Tuesday, cutting him after six games played and only three tackles registered.

The Buccaneers were in dire need of interior defensive line help with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy placed on injured reserve this week, ending his season. They signed former Buffalo Bills first-round defensive tackle John McCargo on Tuesday, as first reported by Scout.

Haynesworth is a former Tennessee Titans first-round draft pick who got into a sideline argument with defensive line coach Pepper Johnson days ago.

Acquired in a trade from the Washington Redskins this preseason, Haynesworth was signed by Washington to a seven-year, $100 million contract two years ago.

However, he quickly fell out of favor with the Redskins.

He recorded only 53 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks in two seasons. For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

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