Buccaneers cut Albert Haynesworth

Posted Feb 15, 2012
Aaron Wilson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut expensive defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, cutting ties with him rather than pay him $7.2 million for next season. Claimed off waivers on Nov. 9 after he was cut by the New England Patriots, Haynesworth has previous stints with the Washington Redskins and the Tennessee Titans.

He's known for his talent, and also his questionable attitude and limited productivity considering how highly he's been paid.

He had only three tackles in six games for the Patriots.

And he had 16 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in eight games in 2010 for the Redskins.

He recorded 23 tackles and tackles for losses in seven games and six starts with Tampa Bay.

β€œI appreciate Albert playing for us after some key injuries this past season,” general manager Mark Dominik said. β€œHe was very professional and we now wish him all the best as he moves forward.”

Playing for the Philadelphia Eagles could be his next move since former Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn remains one of Haynesworth's biggest supporters.

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