Buccaneers waive DT Haynesworth

Tampa Bay has cut ties with defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth after he played in seven games for the Buccaneers during the 2011 season.

The team waived Haynesworth rather than pay him $7.2 million for next season.

Claimed off waivers on Nov. 9 after he was cut by the New England Patriots, Haynesworth also had stints with the Washington Redskins and the Tennessee Titans.

He's known for his talent as well as his questionable attitude and limited productivity considering how much he's been paid.

He had only three tackles in six games for the Patriots, and he had 16 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in eight games during the 2010 season for the Redskins.

"I appreciate Albert playing for us after some key injuries this past season," Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said. "He was very professional, and we now wish him all the best as he moves forward."

Playing for the Philadelphia Eagles could be his next move since former Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn remains one of Haynesworth's biggest supporters.

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