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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 14, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:17 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Those of you who know me, know that I refer to this man as "He Who Shall Not Be Named."  He has been a waste of space and just terrible on and off the field.  It has now reached the point where my giving him the attention of not referencing him by name is not even warranted.  He is yesterday's news and my talking about him is simply not interesting anymore.  Therefore, I will say goodbye Fat Albert.  Goodbye from my thoughts, goodbye from the NFL, goodbye from relevance, and hello to reality.  The next time we hear this man's name, I assure you that it will be in conjunction with an arrest or allegation of having said or done something stupid.  Fat Albert... in the immortal words of Arnold Schwartzannegar... "You have been erased!"   



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:14 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

He might get a one year deal somewhere, but it will be a substantial pay cut.  No big deal though...   He already has more than enough cash thanks to the Deadskins.


Worst contract EVER!  How much guaranteed money did he skate with anyway?



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:11 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

"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."

did he really use the word professional to describe him?!?!






Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:11 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

He'll get another chance.  I'm not saying he deserves one, but he'll get one.  You can't teach size and he's huge.  He'll be a non-roster invitee somewhere and the moment there's an injury, the coach & gm will say "he's a perfect fit in our system, that's why we invited him to training camp."  Of course, he'll get cut 5 weeks in to the season.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:10 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Pound for Pound....The most overpaid player in all of sports!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:07 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

Good. Fat turd is an embarassment to the game.



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:07 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

When the press puts certain players at the top of the list, the players agents demand 100 million dollar contracts and then we see this getting paid and losing motivation.  Another reason the NFL needs to pay players performance contracts!
Performance-based contracts + guarantees against injury + protections against management scheming to bench players during portions of games (to keep their stats lower than usual, and thereby save money on incentive benchmarks). Before you laugh off the latter as ludicrous, think of all the cheapskate owners in professional sports -- maybe Bill Bidwell and Donald Sterling have improved as of late, but tell me that you couldn't envision them doing such a thing 5-10 years ago.



Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:50 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

This guy is garbage! Perfect example of take the money and run... If ESPN and other so-called experts would stop making all this press of the "highly touted" free agents in the market and who will land them....we wouldnt have these bust after bust after bust.  When the press puts certain players at the top of the list, the players agents demand 100 million dollar contracts and then we see this getting paid and losing motivation.  Another reason the NFL needs to pay players performance contracts!


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Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:41 pm
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