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Patriots cut Albert Haynesworth

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The Albert Haynesworth era in New England has come to an end.

In a surprising roster move today, the Patriots have decided to cut Haynesworth, the defensive tackle they acquired in August in a trade with the Washington Redskins.

Ian R. Rapoport of the Boston Herald, who first reported the move, notes that the decision to jettison Haynesworth comes two days after a sideline confrontation with defensive line coach Pepper Johnson.

The sudden end for Haynesworth is reminiscent of the Patriots’ decision last year to trade Randy Moss. The difference, of course, is that Moss had great success in New England before wearing out his welcome. Haynesworth has been nothing but a disappointment for the Patriots.

Now we’ll see whether any other team wants Haynesworth, or if the entire NFL comes to the conclusion that Mike Shanahan and Bill Belichick have both come to: That Haynesworth is more trouble than he’s worth.

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  1. youdownwithjpp says: Nov 8, 2011 2:00 PM

    Sounds about right.

  2. jessieboom says: Nov 8, 2011 2:01 PM

    Dont forget NFL, you all called Belechick a genius for trading a draft pick for Haynesworth when the Skins were going to release him

  3. mrcosio says: Nov 8, 2011 2:02 PM

    Remember how everyone was praising Belichick for this “genius” move? LOL

  4. cletusvandam says: Nov 8, 2011 2:02 PM

    was this part of the rotation too?

  5. boilerup1869 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:03 PM

    Next up: Ochocinco

  6. 14erclimb says: Nov 8, 2011 2:04 PM

    Haynesworth. Ochocinco. This year’s defense. Not winning a playoff game since defenses got headsets.

    Can we stop calling Belicheat a genius/the best coach in the league yet?

  7. mn1bjb says: Nov 8, 2011 2:04 PM

    Albert, welcome to the Raiders.

  8. r8erswilldebacleyou says: Nov 8, 2011 2:04 PM

    Maybe it’s about time for this defense to get some real leaders instead of recycled turds.

  9. pacific123ocean says: Nov 8, 2011 2:04 PM

    I can see him with the Raiders.

  10. raiderlyfe510 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:05 PM

    Hopefully the Raiders don’t sign him..we can’t afford to lower our football IQ on that side of the ball anymore than it is now.

  11. rayala3 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:05 PM

    Ocho Cinco, your next buddy.

  12. terripet says: Nov 8, 2011 2:05 PM

    ocho is next

  13. jeffw says: Nov 8, 2011 2:05 PM

    Doesn’t reflect well on Belichick’s personnel decisions. His two off season high profile acquisitions, Haynesworth & Ochostinko, have both been busts.

  14. crashdog says: Nov 8, 2011 2:05 PM

    In other news, the sun will rise tomorrow

  15. donlanci says: Nov 8, 2011 2:05 PM

    Too funny

  16. samoanjungle says: Nov 8, 2011 2:06 PM

    He needs to take his 60 mil (if he has any left) and go away.

  17. thebassbiscuit says: Nov 8, 2011 2:06 PM

    Amazed he lasted that long

  18. bertilfox says: Nov 8, 2011 2:06 PM

    …and now comes Ocho’s release!

    LEAST surprising move in the NFL this year.

  19. bigjdve says: Nov 8, 2011 2:06 PM

    Should be interesting to see where he ends up.

  20. mountaindont says: Nov 8, 2011 2:07 PM

    “What took you so long”
    -Newman

  21. jetsblow says: Nov 8, 2011 2:07 PM

    Good, now get rid of Ochocinco and use the damn draft picks to get someone worth a darn next time!

  22. magnuminsp says: Nov 8, 2011 2:07 PM

    I guess “He is doing everything we are asking him to do on the practice field” is code for, “You have one week to straighten up..or hit the road”.

    The good news is he was fairly cheap. As was recently discussed on PFW in progress, he was 5th in the rotation. I am sure someone else on the roster could fill that role.

  23. lionfan419 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:07 PM

    P.O.S.

  24. kd75 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:07 PM

    Haynesnotworthit will be chilling at the buffet with JaMarcus to discuss how the world is against both of them.

  25. nyjalleffingday says: Nov 8, 2011 2:07 PM

    Well, that’s officially the end of his career. When’s Ocho’s cut coming?

  26. NoPayneNoGain51 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:08 PM

    Fat garbage.

  27. spungy says: Nov 8, 2011 2:08 PM

    Hey hey hey.

  28. mhalt99 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:08 PM

    welcome to philadelphia albert. if this was during the preseason we would talk about how great you are VY would call it the Dream Titans or something…..as it has it we kinda suck. maybe you can get the wide 9 to work up here…..maybe we will still suck. on the bright side our defense can’t get much worse.

    by any chance can you play linebacker?????

  29. wonderboy18 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:08 PM

    Soo who’s going to be the dumbass to sign him

  30. orakpophobia says: Nov 8, 2011 2:08 PM

    and in other news the sky is still blue. back to you guys..

  31. ytsejamer1 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:08 PM

    Hmmmm…Skins cut Stallworth, Pats cut Haynesworth… How much you wanna bet we pick up Stallworth. BB loves picking through trash…

  32. test2402 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:09 PM

    Ha!

  33. cincyalldaway says: Nov 8, 2011 2:09 PM

    Servers this pig right! I hope nobody picks this lazy bum up! He’s got all the talent in the world but he’s too “entitled”, in his own mind, to put it to use. Pure laziness, nothing more.

  34. mrgroovesd says: Nov 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    He’s still rich…LOL Join Jamarcus somewhere with the millions you made to do nothing.

  35. kwgator says: Nov 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    I hope Ocho is renting month to month because he is next

  36. all4patriots says: Nov 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    Good riddance! His 9 snaps he played vs. the Giants can be replaced with someone who at least tries and who isn’t a malcontent low-life fat tub of goo.

  37. 6ball says: Nov 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    .

    When you roll the dice, sometimes you get boxcars. Other times you get snake eyes.

    .

  38. eatingwings says: Nov 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    Lazy and undeserving of another chance!!!

  39. muihtil says: Nov 8, 2011 2:11 PM

    Great, now he and Andy Reid can be eatin’ buddies.

  40. jahbird says: Nov 8, 2011 2:11 PM

    I am tempted to laugh, but I won’t because this dude is just sad. What a tragically epic waste of fandom this guy turned out to be for everyone who ever believed in him. He should give it all back.

  41. tb12eatitbitches says: Nov 8, 2011 2:11 PM

    Next to be cut should be BB the GM. Idiot.

  42. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 8, 2011 2:12 PM

    Eagles. Will reunite with his old coach.
    Hue Jax is watching, but no one can get any production out of this guy.

  43. ekash7 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:12 PM

    Welcome to Detroit

  44. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Nov 8, 2011 2:13 PM

    The embodiment of everything wrong with sports today.

  45. pilot2011 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:13 PM

    2 rookie DT’s in Charlotte… the Panthers sure could use him along to go along with other defensive players New England releases.

    (Darius Butler starting now and playing well)

  46. UnitedWayGN says: Nov 8, 2011 2:14 PM

    Haynesworth, Merriwether, Sanders, Bodden. Kraft needs to save Belichick from himself.

  47. superfinesumo says: Nov 8, 2011 2:15 PM

    Next stop… Vince Young’s dream team! The Eagles could actually use a run-stopper, btw.

  48. trbowman says: Nov 8, 2011 2:15 PM

    Good riddance.

  49. 7ransponder says: Nov 8, 2011 2:15 PM

    There’s that “era” word again you guys like here so much. That word should be reserved for people who had an impact on the organization for many years. Haynesworth and your last use of this term for the Patriots, “the Leigh Bodden era” really overplay the value of those players in that particular organization.

  50. mrconnors says: Nov 8, 2011 2:18 PM

    They haven’t won a playoff game since “defenses got headsets?” Do you even know what that means?

  51. mhalt99 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:18 PM

    Great, now he and Andy Reid can be eatin’ buddies.

    not entirely Reid’s fault…..have you tried Tony Luke’s or Jim’s?

  52. csl65 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:19 PM

    Ocho, Bill wants to see you in his office, and bring your playbook

  53. flash1283 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:20 PM

    So they get him for a 5th round pick in 2013, it didnt work out.

  54. The Commish says: Nov 8, 2011 2:22 PM

    “Albert? There’s a ‘Rex Ryan’ on line 1?”

  55. gb4mn0 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:22 PM

    Haynesworth was never worth as much as the brown streaks in his Haynes are worth.

  56. concussionlikesympton says: Nov 8, 2011 2:22 PM

    Symbolic of the entire Patriots season. Both are huge disappointments.

  57. ballou0254 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:23 PM

    His severance package includes a tub of clam chowder and a five foot sub.

  58. jaimelh02 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:25 PM

    @raiderlyfe510 it’s not possible to lower the Raiders defensive I.Q. with Fat Albert. Did you watch the game against Tebow on Sunday???

  59. jrfrom508 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:25 PM

    This is so disappointing. I was pulling for him. BB please draft all DEFENSE this draft. No dbacks, all front 7. PLEASE

  60. jackfnburton says: Nov 8, 2011 2:25 PM

    In a related twist of irony, Albert Haynesworth has now made so much money from not ever playing that he had enough to buy the Patriots from Robert Kraft and fire Bill Belichick.

    Chad Ochocinco has been named head coach. Cheeseburgers and Twitter accounts for everyone!!!

  61. dirtyharry44 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:26 PM

    Fat Tub ‘O Goo

  62. winnersagain says: Nov 8, 2011 2:26 PM

    He still plays!

  63. nflfollower says: Nov 8, 2011 2:28 PM

    This guy STOMPED on Gurode’s face.

    But since he’s no good, the media doesn’t care. That Suh guy plays hard—-and he’s a great player and very recognizable!! Him being dirty would be a great storyline hey?? Yea, let’s run with it! If we say it enough, people will begin to believe it…..

  64. champ27 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:28 PM

    Come on back home Albert.

    Signed,
    Tennessee

  65. rufustfireflyjr says: Nov 8, 2011 2:28 PM

    What a fiasco it was for the ‘Skins to pay this guy $40 + million dollars guarranteed. And what a fall for Haynesworth, going from the most dominant d-lineman in football three years ago to this. His old Tennessee d-line coach, Washburn, is in Philly. My guess is that’s where he ends up. If he doesn’t make it there, he’ll be done, out of the league by the end of the season.

  66. bobwsc says: Nov 8, 2011 2:28 PM

    probably done to make room for Ross Ventrone (gasp). what is that tune the band was playing when the Titanic went down?

  67. CKL says: Nov 8, 2011 2:29 PM

    jeffw says:
    Nov 8, 2011 2:05 PM
    Doesn’t reflect well on Belichick’s personnel decisions. His two off season high profile acquisitions, Haynesworth & Ochostinko, have both been busts.
    __________________________________
    Not to mention Bodden which may be the worst disappointment since they gave him that nice contract and he had played well in 09. That said, I love the pickups of Waters and Carter. THOSE are more the type of guys the Pats need. Strong veteran leaders who help keep the lockerroom on course too. They are the type guys BB added when the Pats were winning in the playoffs. Though in fairness to Ocho he has done nothing to be a distraction and seems to be working hard and trying. At some point that won’t be enough anymore, but right now it is.

  68. suhnum1fan says: Nov 8, 2011 2:30 PM

    If Mayhew can sign the guy for cheap, I say give him a chance in Detroit. He’s a better fit for the scheme

  69. nineroutsider says: Nov 8, 2011 2:32 PM

    Talk about losing the Midas touch…the Pats need a new personnel guy!

  70. redskinspike says: Nov 8, 2011 2:35 PM

    Ah, this makes me happy.

  71. norseyapper says: Nov 8, 2011 2:36 PM

    JaMarcus Russell, Chris Johnson, fat Albert, the list gets long when you start talking about players that quit once they got paid.

    Just a few years ago with the Titans he was considered by many to be the most dominant interior D lineman in the game.

  72. section24 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:37 PM

    Its strange to read all these posters trashing a player who months ago they were praising as a shrewd move to acquire. Of course Pats fans always feel that every move Belichick makes is golden. If it doesn’t work out, it must be the players who is garbage, and never the fact that the player wasn’t coached up properly considering his weaknesses. Why was he acquired with those known weaknesses?

  73. hrmlss says: Nov 8, 2011 2:37 PM

    Hey Hey Hey!

  74. 808raiderinparadise says: Nov 8, 2011 2:39 PM

    I’m sure my midget Barry Bonds looking coach with the Napolean complex with bring him in to Oakland.

    Ughhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

  75. ranoversquarells says: Nov 8, 2011 2:39 PM

    Quick reminder to 2/3rds of fans out there:

    You’d KILL for the opportunity to be 5-3 and have it considered a “down year”.

    Just saying …

  76. giablommi says: Nov 8, 2011 2:43 PM

    “Can we stop calling Belicheat (sic) a genius/the best coach in the league yet?”
    ^^^^^
    Belichick is still a fine coach.

    His GM “skills” are what is killing the team.

  77. skinzfan21 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:43 PM

    Please go to the dream team!! Muahahahahaha

  78. ffjesus says: Nov 8, 2011 2:44 PM

    “Hey, Hey, Hey… Got some extra time on my hands today”

    Maybe, if Fat Albert isn’t careful he might actually learn somethin’ before it’s done…

  79. getyourownname says: Nov 8, 2011 2:45 PM

    Ssshhhh, not too loud, Vinny Cerrato may be listening and will try to convince someone to sign him.

  80. blackqbwhiterb says: Nov 8, 2011 2:48 PM

    If there’s anything I can’t stand, it’s wasted potential. I hate losers who have every opportunity to be something special and just don’t want to do the work necessary. When so many of us work so hard to earn a tiny fraction of what this guy has handed to him, and he doesn’t see it, it infuriates me. I hope he loses everything and ends up having to work a real job for a living.

  81. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 8, 2011 2:48 PM

    It’s funny ’cause he’s fat!!
    Ha Ha Ha!!!

  82. blackqbwhiterb says: Nov 8, 2011 2:49 PM

    I have more respect for an illiterate garbage man who works hard and shows up every day than I do for an idiot like him.

  83. sonnyjz says: Nov 8, 2011 2:50 PM

    What a loser. A rich one but still a loser.

  84. zaggs says: Nov 8, 2011 2:51 PM

    “Now we’ll see whether any other team wants Haynesworth,”

    He could play for the minimum and try to prove himself. Then someone would sign him. Course I doubt he’d ever do that.

  85. pacificajim says: Nov 8, 2011 2:56 PM

    cincyalldaway says: Nov 8, 2011 2:09 PM

    Servers this pig right! I hope nobody picks this lazy bum up! He’s got all the talent in the world but he’s too “entitled”, in his own mind, to put it to use. Pure laziness, nothing more.

    Cincy

    This seems rather harsh. Maybe Fat Albert suffers from sleep apnea — just sayin’, lol.

  86. solidmarine says: Nov 8, 2011 2:57 PM

    Come on back, Stallworth.

  87. lacharger2112 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:57 PM

    6ball says: Nov 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    When you roll the dice, sometimes you get boxcars. Other times you get snake eyes.
    —————-
    Well they are both Crap.

  88. fortitudeyou says: Nov 8, 2011 3:03 PM

    Bucs just lost McCoy… so this guy would be worth a shot right now.

  89. unbreakable02215 says: Nov 8, 2011 3:06 PM

    Thought there was a good chance of this happening when Deaderick and Brace came off
    the PUP list if he didn’t start showing something.

    Deaderick actually looks pretty good.

  90. thridandlong says: Nov 8, 2011 3:07 PM

    The Albert Haynesworth era in New England has come to an end as Albert was last seen rolling down a hill and in through the front door of Old Country Buffet.

  91. jessethegreat says: Nov 8, 2011 3:13 PM

    Shanahan has made some pretty decent decisions. From trading Portis for Champ when both were near or at the top in their positions of the entire NFL, not backing down against Haynesworth, eventually getting something for him when no one would have thought he had any trade value what-so-ever, to moving on from McNabb when many were second guessing him. I think he will build a contender in Washington soon if he’s given ample opportunity. He generally knows when to let a player go and has made some good offensive side of the ball drafts. Thankfully for Redskins fans, he already has a servicable defense.

  92. hail2dredskins says: Nov 8, 2011 3:23 PM

    Now he can concentrate on his best abilities; getting arrested & sued!

  93. falstaffsmind says: Nov 8, 2011 3:24 PM

    With McCoy gone, and no depth, I don’t see how the Buccaneers don’t pick up the phone.

  94. paxtonboyd says: Nov 8, 2011 3:24 PM

    Belichick’s reputation as a football genius continues to proceed him — the 2011 Haynesworth-Ochocinco experiment is really paying dvidends!!! Hilarious how everyone was praising him in the preseason for those moves. “HOW did he pull that off?!” THAT is how.

  95. paxtonboyd says: Nov 8, 2011 3:27 PM

    Allow me to put this in a language Ochocinco can understand: #you’renext

  96. Little Earthquake says: Nov 8, 2011 3:39 PM

    Yeah, in the preseason all the Pat fans said Belichoke would turn Haynesworth around and turn him into Reggie White. Not so funny taking and dumping Shanhan’s sloppy seconds now, is it?

  97. Patskrieg dot com says: Nov 8, 2011 3:55 PM

    See ya later to Adalius Thomas’ fatter doppleganger. The way this man wastes his talents is an insult to the entire world. Get lost and enjoy your 2 billion hours of community service.

  98. skins23 says: Nov 8, 2011 4:04 PM

    Thanks for the draft pick, Pats!

    Guess Shanny can’t be too terrible if he got 3 draft picks out of Haynesworth and McNabb who were absolute garbage.

  99. rushmatic says: Nov 8, 2011 4:11 PM

    Patriots fans who are complaining about Belichick’s personnel decisions make me sick to my stomach.

  100. FinFan68 says: Nov 8, 2011 4:15 PM

    Lazy ne’er do well. Hopefully this was his last chance. I’m tired of hearing about this degenerate

  101. lanflfan says: Nov 8, 2011 4:35 PM

    Fat Albert, your act has grown old. Even for the defense-challenged Pat’s.

    Great trade by the way, though it’s a shame another supposed genius will only waste it.

  102. FinFan68 says: Nov 8, 2011 4:59 PM

    Later, he could be seen sweating profusely, shifting his weight from foot to foot with an angry look on his face as he was waiting for them to restock the buffet

  103. rajbais says: Nov 8, 2011 5:10 PM

    If Jim Schwartz or Jim Washburn pick him up then there is no such thing as embracing good character in the NFL!!! It would be a disgrace!!!

    Even though he was on good behavior this season, but he was equivalent to NOTHING in 2010 because of poor play and horrendous on and off-the-field behavior!!!

    Over the past three years he’s wreaked havoc in more owners’ bank accounts than quarterbacks!!! I hope he’s gone from the NFL, FOREVER!!!!

  104. seatownballers says: Nov 8, 2011 5:36 PM

    Good lord people, I cant believe philly or oakland would even question having this guy. He gives up on plays! Money, and/or draft picks given up for him. Oak and philly need help on defense, not a lazy slob. Please retire

  105. d3murf says: Nov 8, 2011 6:50 PM

    This is the NFL he’ll get a third opportunity. His two connections from the Titans might give him a look. The Eagles and Jim Washburn (former d line coach for Titans) might be able to turn him around. He has a deep respect for him. And of couse Jim Schwartz can put him in a lethal rotation. Let him come in and get after the qb like he can, on a limited basis.

    BTW can we have some football comments here? Everyone with these weak fat jokes need to go to the Uptown Comedy Club here in Atlanta and get booed the F off stage. follow me @d3murf

  106. joetoronto says: Nov 9, 2011 6:10 AM

    rushmatic says: Nov 8, 2011 4:11 PM

    Patriots fans who are complaining about Belichick’s personnel decisions make me sick to my stomach.
    *************************************************
    Welcome to reality, I’m sure the world you were living in before looked so much nicer.

  107. mempusa says: Nov 9, 2011 6:30 AM

    What is this the year of I told ya so’s?

    damn. I really bought in to revitalizing his career in New England. I saw some spurts of his old self dealing with some double teams but Sunday, he looked like a slob out there.

    Hopefully Ocho magically learns the playbook and rediscovers his talent before Sunday or he’s next.

    I’ve been a Patriots fan my entire life and it’s pretty funny to see all the fair weather fans panicking. We’re 5-3 and for the most part, healthy. I’m not too concerned about pulling it together with 7 weeks to go.

  108. souldogdave says: Nov 9, 2011 10:57 AM

    Please, dear God, keep him away from the Raiders.

  109. robliano says: Nov 9, 2011 11:31 AM

    I questioned the integrity of the Patriots for signing this guy, why bring him into your locker room? Why mess with any chemistry your team might have?

    It wreaked of desperation, still does,

  110. forealz13 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:35 PM

    My guess, Cleveland or Minnesota. Oh wait, the Vikes only take washed up Qb’s!!! Guessing its the clowns then, he might actually do something there. Hey Bill I hear TO is available, and won’t cost you a draft pick!

  111. fortitudeyou says: Nov 9, 2011 4:25 PM

    He is a BUC!!! Good move… worth a shot, he is a 4-3 DT not 3-4

  112. bangitfootball says: Nov 12, 2011 9:55 AM

    I never understood why the Patriots wanted a fat, lazy, out of shape,overpaid, way past his prime lineman with a serious attitude problem in the first place.

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