Buccaneers cut Albert Haynesworth

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For the third time in the last eight months, an NFL team has decided it doesn’t want Albert Haynesworth around anymore: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have released Haynesworth.

The move is no surprise, as Haynesworth was due more than $7 million in salary and bonuses and hasn’t performed to anywhere near a level that would justify that kind of money. Haynesworth was traded from the Redskins to the Patriots after the lockout, and the Patriots placed him on waivers in November.

Now the 30-year-old Haynesworth is an unrestricted free agent, and he’s probably going to have to settle for slightly less money than the $41 million guaranteed he got from the Redskins the last time he was a free agent, three years ago. The Bucs were the only team to put in a claim when the Patriots waived him, so it’s safe to say there’s not going to be a big market for his services.

A potential landing spot could be Philadelphia, where defensive line coach Jim Washburn, who coached Haynesworth in Tennessee, is reportedly still a big supporter of the big defensive tackle. Bringing in a bunch of big-name free agents didn’t have the desired effect in Philadelphia last year, but at the right price Haynesworth could be the right fit in Philadelphia this year.

97 responses to “Buccaneers cut Albert Haynesworth

  1. Keeping Haynesworth would require the Bucs to spend money. Any football fan knows that isn’t going to happen… Stupid owners

  2. Lets see if Jim Washburn is still interested in him now.

    Might get him for a decent cut in pay. Trevor Laws is done in Philly, so signing Albert may be a shot in the dark to take. Hey…we have 23 mill free. Why not?

  3. No one should pick this guy up!!!!!

    He is a bigger cancer than T.O. could ever be!!!!!!

    He doesn’t play hard enough, steals cash from owners, and gets into trouble off the field!!!!!!! Plus, what has he won????? Nothing!!!! No playoff games won!!! Nothing!!!!

    I don’t want this scumbag on the field ever again!!!!!!

  4. Fans are funny

    Report ….Lazy player who cashed in totally with big pay day. quit being a player of value immediately.

    Fans…. We want him !!!

    Moss TO Haynesworth etccccccc let them go people !!!

    Good teams do not chase players like this

    Geeeezzzzzz

  5. He just seems like a miserable human being. He didn’t like being franchised in Tennessee. He hated their long-term offer. He complained about the 4-3 scheme used by Washington in his first season, and then demanded a trade when they switched to a 3-4. Then, he couldn’t even cut it on New England’s mediocre at best defense. Let’s not forget the head stomping and traffic assault.

    I don’t approve of armchair psychologists, but it is pretty clear that Haynesworth has some severe mental problems that have held back his career. I wouldn’t touch him with a 1o foot pole in free agency.

  6. He belongs on the Eagles. Surely the Superbowl will be theirs with the addition of this fine specimen.

  7. Actually as a Philly fan I wouldn’t mind this pick up, I know he’s been cut from his last 3 teams, but if he will sign for what he’s really worth, he can add some more depth to our D line, alberts problem hasn’t been his attitude only…it’s him being paid top end money for 2nd string talent, right price = a steal for a good DT off the bench

  8. Next stop, the Eagles or Cowboys, please. I’ll also accept the Chargers. Basically, any team I hate picking up this useless sack of crap is fine by me…

  9. This (And T.O and Moss) is where the Jeremy Lin basketball example meets the NFL world. Give some guy who’s young and hungry a chance, rather than throw wasted cash and roster space at a certified turd.

  10. Eagles fan here. So far this offseason they’ve been “linked” to:

    Plaxico Burress
    Vincent Jackson
    Stephen Tulloch
    London Fletcher
    Steve Spagnuolo
    And now Albert Haynesworth

    Please…. make it stop…

  11. Fat Boy, Head Job and Gangsta ( Albert, Randy, T.O.) can now hand out together at the
    ” Washed-Up” bar.

  12. Fat Boy, Head Job and Gangsta ( Albert, Randy, T.O.) can now hand out together at the
    ” Washed-Up” bar.

  13. Go to Detroit, Albert. Between you and Suh, there would be so many highlights on ESPN that they would refer to your dual act as “The Bristol Stomp.”

  14. The only possible value he might have is as a 3-4 nose plugging up the middle, which he refuses to do. I bet he doesn’t refuse that role come August and he is still unsigned. He must be running out of money by now…

  15. I still can’t believe Snyder ever paid this Dude that much. You know, maybe Albert could use some of his money to buy a heart. Because he doesn’t have one and his play shows it.

  16. Send him to the Jets, 4 superbowls in as many years going for their next. A locker room with so much love and support for one another they send each other Valentines. And if you are really lucky a valentine from a real GQ model. But get them delivered fast, or the coach that knows all that goes on in there may eat them.

  17. rajbais says:
    Feb 15, 2012 12:57 PM
    No one should pick this guy up!!!!!
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    Hell I don’t think a forklift would pick him up.

  18. It’s a real shame what has happened with Albert Haynesworth. Sort of reminds me of what happened with Shawn Andrews, former Eagles pro-bowl lineman. The issue is some pros come into the NFL situation and become overwhelmed and just act out of character. Being a professional athlete isn’t easy and brings upon a lot of responsibility, some guys aren’t up to it.

  19. The New York Jets are going to pass on aquiring Albert. Not that they don’t want him but the fact is that he can’t fit through the front door.

  20. Moss TO Haynesworth
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    i think a team will sign Moss, the Jets might be that team, i dont see a team signing TO, came off a bad injury and has baggage, i see a team signing Haynesworth to a short term, less money type of deal.

    out of all the guys linked to the Eagles, Haynesworth makes more sense. Burress did make sense, may still kinda make sense, but doesnt, also any middle linebacker will make sense, but i think Haynesworth makes a little bit of sense due to Washburn, but if i were Philly, avoid him.

  21. Once he got the 41 mil, he had no heart for the game. Only kept playing because of the contract. Now that the contract is gone, wonder if he’ll even keep playing. How big a contract will he need to keep playing? Imagine having 41 mil for playing half arsed the last couple years. Then someone offers you 2 – 3 mil a year to play. Don’t think he’s gonna do it unless the 41 mil is gone.

  22. @rajbais…..he has actually won two playoff games in his career, both with the Tennessee Titans.

  23. After the Super Bowl I thought… how bad does Albert Haynesworth feel? If he had a molecule of dignity or self respect he could have been a starting DT for the Patriots, gone to the Super Bowl, and maybe even been the extra push they needed to win the game. He could have redeemed himself in the eyes of football fans, and recovered the self respect he obviously gave up long ago.

    Then I realized the obvious. Albert Haynesworth has never cared about anything. Why would he start now?

  24. I see philly taking him. He is just the kind of person they seem to love. Would fit right in with vick tdk

  25. I missed something. I didn’t even know the Bucs picked him up. I will have to make up for that by missing the next two non-events for this has been.

  26. What a waste of enormous talent.

    He could have been a Hall of Famer someday had he
    only loved the game as much as he loves both money & himself…

  27. It’s amazing that no matter how odious you are fans think, “If he comes to MY team he’ll be a beast.” How many times can seemingly intelligent people delude themselves? He will sign for cash and then disappoint big time. Why the good Lord gave such a lazy guy all that talent is a mystery.

  28. Haynesworth could put himself to good use and get a job with a grape juice company…that way he could stomp without hurting anybody in relative anonymity.

  29. Hey All of you Eagles haters go jump off a bridge because If your team Isn’t the Giants then your team lost also. Start taking a look at your own teams and figure out why they are losers. If you think the Lombardy Is the only way to measure success then Dan Marino must of really sucked…

    Go Eagles 2012

  30. vegaskid21 says:
    Feb 15, 2012 12:53 PM
    Keeping Haynesworth would require the Bucs to spend money. Any football fan knows that isn’t going to happen… Stupid owners
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    You think cutting an absolutely worthless player scheduled to make $7 million dollars is stupid?

    The Bucs may have cheap owners. But this was NOT a stupid decision.

  31. getyourownname says:
    Feb 15, 2012 1:05 PM

    It would be fun to see him stone the Shanaskins twice a year, but that’s asking too much.

    ________________________________

    I’d like to think that the two cuts that have taken place since the Redskins traded him have vindicated the Skins. Besides, you have to be productive if you actually want to “stone” anyone.

  32. Forgot he was even on their team. Has this guy actually made a good defensive play in the last two years? He sucks and has a bad attitude, no thanks.

  33. lbdpatch says:
    Feb 15, 2012 1:50 PM
    Hey All of you Eagles haters go jump off a bridge because If your team Isn’t the Giants then your team lost also. Start taking a look at your own teams and figure out why they are losers. If you think the Lombardy Is the only way to measure success then Dan Marino must of really sucked…

    Go Eagles 2012

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    lol you’re literally mad because the Eagles blow? I’d probably blow my brains out if I had to pull for those pieces of crap but you probably also live in Philly which sucks even worse. Sorry about your life…go eat a cheesesteak and gain a few lbs loser!

  34. @voiceofrealism:
    Agreed. I am assuming he “retires”. He obviously does not care about playing any longer. The only reasons I can see for his return are: 1) He has wasted all $41M or, 2) He is a sad man who know nothing but football, so he needs to be around it even if he does not care enough to work.

    I am not sure which option is more sad.

  35. As an eagles fan I say why not?? The eagles will sign him for dirt cheap and if he stinks they’ll just cut him….low risk and if wash can get him to play again….look out. Pick up tulloh at MLB sign a safety sign vjax and trade djax and Asante. If the eagles do anything remotely close to this then the NFC east is in the bag. Sorry giants fans I know u won the Super Bowl but it don’t happening in the 2012 season. #bleedgreentilidie

  36. Jeff Fisher couldn’t do it. Mike Shanahan couldn’t do it. Bill Belichick couldn’t do it. Face it, no matter how much you polish a turd, or how much money you throw at it, it’s still a turd. Fat Albert is a turd, and he’ll always be a turd. Maybe Andy Reid has to learn that lesson now.

  37. Come to Buffalo Haynesworth… Chan Gailey and Dave Wannstedt will light a fire under that big a-s!
    Playing next to Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus might motivate this guy to get back to his highlight reel days.

  38. 7to10for6allday says:
    Feb 15, 2012 2:25 PM
    As an eagles fan I say why not?? The eagles will sign him for dirt cheap and if he stinks they’ll just cut him….low risk and if wash can get him to play again….look out. Pick up tulloh at MLB sign a safety sign vjax and trade djax and Asante. If the eagles do anything remotely close to this then the NFC east is in the bag. Sorry giants fans I know u won the Super Bowl but it don’t happening in the 2012 season. #bleedgreentilidie

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    I love how the Eagles are the new Yankees without the titles. After last years ENORMOUS offseason acquisition failures every fan thinks they are going to just get these badass talents.

    Um note to stupid eagles fans…Asomugah was overpaid. Brown cost you a game single handedly and VY’s first pass was a pick 6?

    At least they are starting resemble their fans…oh I know you’re too dumb to realize that means they are losers.

  39. Why as an Eagles fan would you talk about them having it in the bag? 7to10for6allday: Your team had it in the bag last year and the only thing that bag was useful for was to cover your face because of that disgrace they called a team. Having lived my whole life in the area, the Eagles have gone in the wrong direction and have missed on picking players with high character. Draft and/or bring in players that are hardworking and have a team first attitude. Enough of the individual players.

  40. As an Eagles fan i also say why not? If they can get him for cheap then take a chance. They have his old defensive line coach, Jim Washburn who has gotten the most out of him in his career so he may know the secret to motivating this guy. Plus its a very similar defense to what he played when he was at his best. Washburn found a way to get the most out of Jason Babin after he had been cut from a few teams so maybe he can do it again with Haynesworth.

  41. I don’t even need to look at my calendar to know its February. The season is over and Eagles’ fans are already chirping that they’ll sign Haynesworth-less, resurrect his career and win the division. Eagles’ fans are sooo cute!

  42. Enough of the Dream Team thing you haters. It was an IDIOT back up qb(Vince Young) who made that stupid statement in a press conference announcing his signing. He also never said they were the Dream Team he said they were like a dream team because of how many “name” players the Eagles signed. No other member of the Eagles or coaching staff EVER said they were a Dream Team and pretty much all of them disputed that statement and were not happy with Vince for saying it. I also called Vince an idiot based on his all time worst wonderlic test so i think statement is warranted. Vince will also no longer be a part of the Eagles so just let it go.

  43. mrsmith – Whether Young said it or not, the Eagles are and will remain the DREAM TEAM. they Dream to have any one of the 12 Lombardis possessed by the rest of the division. HAHA. god bless Vince Young!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. I AM IN SHOCK.

    The only thing better than reading an article about the most obvious outcome for a player with the maturity of a three year old will be the inevitable story of Albert’s future: “Haynesworth signs six year deal with Minnesota Vikings.”

    Someone needs to start a Hall of LAME for players such as Mr. Grumpy Stompfoot here. I hear T.O. might have an open schedule for induction as well.

  45. @mrsmithtp says: Feb 15, 2012 2:54 PM

    = butthurt.

    Does it your pwecious wittle feewings when people say ‘Dream Team’? Was it hard to type all that through the tears in your eyes? Stop whining, deal with it, it’ll never go away.

  46. yeah, of course they cut haynesworth. he’s dead weight on any roster.

    all he has done in the past year or two is prove himself to be a whiny, overweight, washed up slob. he contributes nothing to any team he plays for and is the poster child for horrible contracts.

    (it goes without saying that jamarcus russell is co-appearing on that poster)

  47. Other than the Giants who else In the NFC east has won a superbowl in the past decade? And remember the Eagles went 5/1 against all those nfc east lombardi’s. Hate all you want It won’t stop Dan Marino from getting into the hall of fame and he never won a Lombardi.

    And( greatdanton77) man up and tell us who your team Is.

  48. said it before, I’ll say it again….i know Albert could look in a mirror and like how his reflection would look in a silver and black uniform.

  49. And remember the Eagles went 5/1 against all those nfc east lombardi’s.
    ————
    lbdpatch – did you guys have a parade for that monumental accomplishment?

    I bet you can’t wait for the first snap of preseason to repeat Eagles’ fans familiar refrain. “This is 2012. What have you done lately?” You guys are sooo cute!

  50. I said when the Bucs signed him that, if he was going to succeed anywhere, Tampa was a good choice; he’d play he’s preferred role as a disruptor on the line and he had a player-friendly coach who would not stomp on his precious little ego. If he was going to succeed anywhere, it was there.

    He didn’t succeed. I can’t imagine he’ll see much of a payday; it was basically understood that he had a chance in Tampa to prove he could still play at a high level, and he was, to put it mildly, not a high-effort player there.

    Someone will sign him based on pure physical talent, but he’s never seeing big money or a lengthy contract again.

  51. Wow. That is a lot of rejection. It would be hard to believe anybody would want this clown after 3 teams in 8 months. But, I am sure some poor sucker will give him another chance and fat Albert will be laughing all the way to the bank as he makes that sucker look like a fool.

  52. jake2 another no nothing that will talk crap about other teams without disclosing who his team is.Your team Is only as good as its last season so unless your team is the Giants your team is a losing team also.

  53. If you want to live in the past then lets do so.

    In 1960, the Eagles won their third NFL championship, under the leadership of future Pro Football Hall of Famers Norm Van Brocklin and Chuck Bednarik; the head coach was Buck Shaw. The 1960 Eagles, by a score of 17–13, became the only team to defeat Vince Lombardi and his Packers in the playoffs.

    Whats the name of the superbowl troph?? If you want to live in the past that Is.

  54. guypatsfan says: Feb 15, 2012 2:36 PM

    Jeff Fisher couldn’t do it. Mike Shanahan couldn’t do it. Bill Belichick couldn’t do it. Face it, no matter how much you polish a turd, or how much money you throw at it, it’s still a turd. Fat Albert is a turd, and he’ll always be a turd. Maybe Andy Reid has to learn that lesson now.
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    I would hope Andy Reid learned that lesson with T.O. Ugh.

  55. I can still remember Jason Campbell being interviewed talking about how Albert was like the “Jolly Green Giant comin’ into da backfield”…..Albert, you are a loser

  56. capslockkey says:
    Feb 15, 2012 1:51 PM
    Jamarcus Russell Defensive Tackle Edition

    Big payday = don’t care anymore
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    Come now lets not forget about Kevin Kolb, that loser has been collecting millions for years now and hasn’t produced nothing more than a couple of headaches and swollen foot.

  57. Come to the Vikings. All the tub of lard would have to do is stand there & eat up blockers like Pat Williams did. He could flourish. Hope Spielman gives it some serious consideration. Couldn’t be any worse than what they had last season. Get Landry in the secondary & a decent WR & watch the wins pile up. Or don’t do squat as usual.

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