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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: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:25 am
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

HATER GOTA HATER



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Since: Feb 16, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:05 am
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Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:20 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Fat bastard. Guys like him and Jamarcus Russell, we might laugh at but they don't care. They will just sit on their fat asses and live off that stolen money for the rest of their life. Best we can hope for is that their pea brains will blow all of the millions destitute like many morons before them (Antoine Walker, Lenny Dykstra, Evander Holyfield, Lawrence Taylor to name a few.) Given how smart Haynesworth has proven himself to be he will join this group of losers before he is very old.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:49 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Should have stayed with Tennessee after the 2008 season you idiot...ha ha ha just had to take the money didn't you?? 



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:29 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Oakland, Dallas, Cincinnati...take your pick Albert.



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 9:22 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Maybe he will blow though his money like Iverson blew through $154 million. Idiots will be idiots.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Any team picking Haynesworth should be fined the amount of his contract.  This will increase the cost of their stupidity.  The GM's and owners and coaches that decide to take a shot at Albert are about as deplorable as are Whitney Houston's friends who served her champagne a few days ago.  What does it take to learn your lesson?!




Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:26 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

SPANK 1 THAT WAS A BEAUTY COMMENT . I LAUGHED  MY AINSWORTH OFF




Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:23 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Although I think his destination is a place where he will feel the most comfortable with a bunch of other misfits with the Raiders or the Bengals.
I'm betting the Raiders wouldn't touch him with a 40-foot dung fork at this particular point in time.

Now that Al Davis is gone, the new GM is trying to strip the team of that image of bad contracts, bad attitudes, and big-name has-beens.  They look like they're trying to create a new culture for the franchise... and signing a guy like Haynesworth would undermine that effort (from a PR standpoint, at the very least).



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:22 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

The sad thing is HE IS LAUGHINGall the way to the bank.I was always giving him the benifit of the doubt  but when the Patriots let him  go  we all knew the Washington fiasco  was a snowball ready to be part of a snowman. And it wasn't the head  MR . FAT ASS


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