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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: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:33 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

this guy might as well hang it up & retire! 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:23 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

With all of Haynesworth’s baggage, though, will anybody give him another chance?
i wouldnt be shocked to see a team give him a 1 year contract or something short term. i just dont see any team doing what Washington did after what he showed, but i can see a team sign him to a 1 or 2 year deal.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Buccaneers tell Albert Haynesworth goodbye

It would be interesting to hear what Roddy White has to say about Haynesworth's contract and his value. 


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