Well, that was short-lived. The Bucs announced today that they have released veteran defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth after just seven games with the team. After being claimed off waivers from New England, Haynesworth started six games and recorded 23 tackles. By cutting him, the Bucs free up $7.2 million worth of cap space which can be used this offseason. The Bucs now lead the NFL in team cap space with roughly $67 million available.
“I appreciate Albert playing for us after some key injuries this past season,” said Bucs GM Mark Dominik in a statement from the team. “He was very professional and we now wish him all the best as he moves forward.”
Haynesworth was once one of the most sought-after players in free agency after recording back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons in 2007 and 2008. Now, just three years later, he will have to begin searching for a fourth team in fewer than seven months.