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Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:00 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 1:03 pm
HaynesworthBy Josh Katzowitz

The Buccaneers announced Wednesday that they’ve released well-traveled (and much-mocked) defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, the third team in the past season which has decided it’d be better off without him.

Haynesworth -- the $100 million man with the Redskins who was traded by Washington before last season and who was then axed by the Patriots in the middle of 2011 before signing with Tampa Bay -- started six of seven games with the Buccaneers, recording 25 tackles.

As Rotoworld’s Evan Silva points out, with Tampa Bay not having to pay Haynesworth’s 2012 base salary of $6.7 million and a $400,000 roster bonus, the Buccaneers will save $7.2 million on its salary cap. 

"I appreciate Albert playing for us after some key injuries this past season," general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement. "He was very professional and we now wish him all the best as he moves forward."

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Perhaps the biggest shocker in the whole “Haynesworth to Tampa Bay” storyline is that he didn’t make much of a peep. He didn’t get arrested. He wasn’t so obviously hated by his teammates and coaches. He seemed to be a better teammate. He seemed a more positive person.

But the question is: can he still play?  Maybe not.

“This year right here, you’ve probably seen me at my worst,” Haynesworth told the Tampa Bay Times after the season. “I mean just as far as my play. I still did some good things, but I just think that next year I’ll be a hell of a lot better, back closer to my ’08 form.”

With all of Haynesworth’s baggage, though, will anybody give him another chance?

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Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2012 6:41 am

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Goodbye doosh.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2012 1:07 am

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Someone said that Haynesworth would be either a Cowboy, Bengal or Raider, i would cross Dallas off quickly. the only way i see Albert there is if they switch to a 4-3, Haynesworth made no bones about it, he didnt want to be in a 3-4 defense.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2012 1:05 am

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

I think for the right price, Albert can play somewhere. He's can still be effective against the run.
i agree, somewhat, here.
He was grossly mis-used in Washington where it became a pi**ing contest between him and Shananahan. I have to admit, I was a bit surprised it didn't work out in NE though.
This is where you lost me. Shanahan didnt mis-use him, Haynesworth mis-used Haynesworth. he didnt care or try to improve, he didnt want to try or improve. he got paid and then got lazy. in other words, this is on Haynesworth, not Shanahan. As for his NE days, it didnt shock me. they play a 3-4 and Haynesworth doesnt like a 3-4, plus, he was hurt and didnt rush back.
I'd have to think the contract Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder gave to Fat Albert will go down as the worst free agent signing in NFL History and it could possibly be the worst in sports history!
you got NO argument from me, i agree 100%. i think that was the worst signing in sports history. he's the Russell of free agents, over-paid and didnt care.
We want him in Carolina!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh, so you ftballgenius are a Carolina fan now!!!????? Well, as a Redskin fan who lives in Carolina, i have and will tell all my panther fan friends that the LAST guy they want is Haynesworth. the only way i would consider signing this bum is on a one year deal with the league minimum. dont give him a 2 year deal, no huge contract, make him play for it!!!! if i were a Panther fan, i would want them to avoid Fat Albert and sign to a HUGE contract Mario Williams (former NC State star) and pair him up with Johnson, then draft a DT in the nfl draft and sign a 2nd corner and that defense would then improve.

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2012 1:02 am

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Sister Ray (and anyone else who thinks money is what makes you successful and happy), you are very naive and I guarantee have no real money. Money doesn't actually change people, it just makes you a bigger 'whatever you were to begin with." If you're an azz, you will be a bigger azz! As for people with money thinking everyone else is a sucker; no! These statements are how I know you have no real money. Nobody wants other people to think they are a jerkoff, or a piece of shyte. Nobody wants to be thought of as an azz by their colleagues, no matter how much money they have.

People want to be respected for who they are and what they do. People want to be great at what they do. Now, even though everyone would like that, and everyone knows how to do that, not everyone has the strength or will to actually do it.

Money is nice to have, as it does alleviate a lot of life's hurdles, but it sure as hell doesn't make a person happy, and it sure doesn't take the place of being respected and being trulyt happy. Anyone who says differently is either a liar, or they don't have money (or both). 

Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:44 pm

Come to LA

The raiders will take albert---they like the rulebreakers, the bad boys, the law breaker types!!!  Party down in LA Albert--you the  man!!

Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:45 pm

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Hey! Hey! Hey! Fat Albert is ring-ding, devil-dog eatin mess! No man on this crazy earth is worth that kind of cash! He needs to take his millions and go hang out @ the park with Mushmouth, Rudy, & Reggie! ...I get pissed thinkin about why we continiously pay these athletes this kind of money!  

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:36 pm

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

He is worth siging for the right price.

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:23 pm

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Haynesworth is not a good guy, by any means, his two years in Washington, first year he had a goofy coach with no authority, James Zorn.  Then he gets Shannahan, who breaks all the promises that Vinny Cerratto and Dan Snyder made to him. So Albert just turned off his motor and now he can;t get it started anymore. I don't feel bad for dumb owners and GM's who give players with known characater issues $100m bucks. Too bad, idiots. If they had any business sense, they wouldn't have made such as ridiculous deal. 

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:10 pm

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

It is obvious SisterRay that you yourself have no self respect.  This man has embarrassed himself and the fact that you don't get that says a lot about you.  If you think that the money makes a difference then look at Witney Houston, M Jackson and a number of others that were not made happy by the money.  This man was a pro bowl player and got paid then disappeared.  He should be ashamed because he just laid down and quit on himself and everyone around him.

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:07 pm

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Haynesworth is laughing all the way to the bank from all the monies he has received from the last 4 teams that he played for.  Sad thing is that there was nothing in his contracts that said about not getting paid if his play/effort wasn't up to par.  Haynesworth has been nothing but a fat, lazy distraction for the past two years. And in another two years everyone will be saying Albert who.  Good Riddance!

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