The Buccaneers released DT Albert Haynesworth on Wednesday, the team announced. Haynesworth played in seven games with six starts for the Bucs after being claimed off waivesr from the Patritos on Nov. 8.
"I appreciate Albert playing for us after some key injuries this past season," said GM Mark Dominik. "He was very professional and we now wish him all the best as he moves forward."
With the Bucs, Haynesworth recorded 25 tackles and two tackles for loss. The embattled veteran joined the Patriots after a July trade and played in six games, recording only three tackles.
Haynesworth, who has 30½ career sacks, has not played in more than 14 games in a season since his rookie year in 2002.
The way we see it
It's unlikely that many teams will be lining up for Haynesworth's services, but two teams to watch are the Rams and Lions. The lineman had his best seasons with the Titans under head coach Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, now the coaches in St. Louis and Detroit.