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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
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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: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:28 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

who exactly is "mocking" him? how much money has he made over the last few seasons for playing... oh i dunno... 8 quarters of a kids game? 



if i was him i would just laugh at you that "mock"...


i am sure he thinks we are all suckers for even caring.  



Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:00 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

LOL, wow dude. Did you also make a post? I'm sure you've been told how funny you walk with that foot stuck up your behind Sealed



Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:52 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

There was a statement from Tampa Bay that he wasn't a disruption to the team after he joined the team. My thinking is after he got the 100 million dollar contract he was above everyone and could act any way he wanted. He lost the motivation to play like he did to get him that contract and he also put himself on the "it's only business" side of the teams he plays with that size of a contract. As long as we have Owners willing to pay players that much money, we aways have another Albert Haynesworth out there. Lets hope (don't really care) that he's one who has learned that a big fat contract dosen't buy playing time and security.



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:38 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Those rooster bonuses ain't chicken feed.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:12 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Mr Haynesworth does not have to pout about this release, this is strictly the business of football.  Tampa Bay will save itself 7.2 million dollars plus rooster bonuses by releasing Mr Haynesworth.  Now comes the biggest question of Mr Haynesworth NFL career, what do you do with yourself? Do you pout ? or do you get back in the gym and prove all of these doubters wrong?  Mr Haynesworth should view this as an opportunity to shut everyone up, here is a chance for him to get back to work, get in great shape and just beat up everyone they put in front of him without going to jail for battery.  Mr Haynesworth has the size, ability, temperment, to return to the top flight player he once was, all he has to do is decide that is what he wants to do, and if he decides to not do that I wish he would just go away so we don't have to read all the negative things people and more than happy to write about him.

I hope he takes this as an  opportunity to show the world just how great he can be,  



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:55 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Tampa should have traded him to the Patriots for a 5th round pick.  Pats appear dumb enough...BLahahaha. 



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:48 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

hey albert,  now you can go play in the mexican overpaid hasbeen league with T.O. randy moss, and tiki barber.....



Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:37 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

clearing room for Mario Williams...one can hope



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:32 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

I don't understand why so many written words are wasted on a guy who has had one, maybe two, productive seasons out of 10. 




Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 8:28 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

You suck fat Albert , you had numerous chances to show us you changed, what stopped you from being better this year? If being on a Super Bowl team like the patriots wasn't enough incentive whats it going to take, and you blew it! You say all the right things and then don't back them up.


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