Albert Haynesworth cut by Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Albert Haynesworth found little success in Tampa. Or New England. (Chris O'Meara / AP)

For those keeping score, this is the third team to have severed ties with the defensive end in the last 7 1/2 months. The Redskins traded him to the New England Patriots in late July; the Patriots released him in early November; and the Bucs picked him up the next day. He appeared in 13 games.

The move makes Haynesworth, who was due more than $7 million in salary and bonuses, an unrestricted free agent. Pro Football Talk speculates that a return to the NFC East is one possibility for Haynesworth, with Jim Washburn, who coached Haynesworth in Tennessee, the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive-line coach.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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