In the day’s least surprising news, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut Albert Haynesworth.
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.