Albert Haynesworth was released by the Bucs today. The former Redskins tackle was was due a 6.7 million base salary and 400,000 roster bonus on August 1. His release saves 7.2 million against the salary cap.
Haynesworth played for the Redskins for two years after signing a seven-year, 100 million contract in 2009. His play never approached the level that earned him All-Pro honors twice with the Tennessee Titans. He frequently clashed with Mike Shanahan, who came in as head coach in 2010, and was traded to the Patriots soon after the NFL lockout ended.
He was a part-time player with the Patriots before the released him in midseason. The Bucs claimed him on waivers and he started six games and played about a third of the teams defensive snaps overall.
It was widely assumed that the Haynesworth would be released since his output did not justify the salary he was set to receive.