Found November 13, 2011 on
If Albert Haynesworth is going to have an impact on the Bucs, we could find out very soon.
Haynesworth will not only play today against the Houston Texans, but he will be the Bucs' starter at defensive tackle alongside nose tackle Brian Price. The move essentially bumps Roy Miller from the starting lineup. Without Haynesworth, Miller would have been the nose tackle while Price would have started at the so-called "3 technique" defensive tackle spot.
Haynesworth was acquired by the Bucs on Wednesday, claimed off waivers from the Patriots. He practiced with the team on Thursday and Friday and in Saturday's walkthrough.
Elsewhere on the Bucs' roster, it turns out that linebacker Dekoda Watson will not play as a result of his groin injury. For the Texans, receiver Andre Johnson is out for the sixth game because of his hamstring injury.
The remaining Bucs' inactives are cornerback Anthony Gaitor, tackle Derek Hardman, tackle James Lee, receiver Micheal Spurlock, ...
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The Buccaneers made a serious effort to sign Albert Haynesworth when the defensive tackle was a free agent in 2009, but Haynesworth wound up signing with the Redskins. We all know how well that worked out. Haynesworth is now in Tampa after getting cut by the Patriots and claimed on waivers by the Bucs and…
For the fourth time in seven games, the New England Patriots take on a team from the Empire State. This week’s match-up against the New York Jets not only will break up the three way tie for first place in the AFC East, but should also show a preview of a possible late round playoff game. The Patriots cut ties with the baggage laden Albert Haynesworth after he suited up for just six...
Albert Haynesworth was in the starting lineup for the Buccaneers on Sunday, just four days after Tampa Bay picked him up off waivers from New England, and he said after the Bucs’ loss to the Texans that he was unaccustomed to so much playing time. “I was a little bit tired, but that was the…
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TAMPA, Fla. - Five days after being released by the New England Patriots, Albert Haynesworth is making his first...
Which postgame comment rings truest to you?
"I think we've got a good team.'' -- Albert Haynesworth
"Tackling. That's our only problem.'' -- Michael Bennett
"I feel like I'm a better QB this year than I was last year.'' -- Josh Freeman
"I refuse to believe that our guys are that bad.''...
After a discouraging 37-9 loss to the Texans in which the effort of several Bucs players was brought into question by coach Raheem Morris, one players Morris singled out for solid effort was DT Albert Haynesworth.
Cut by the Patriots and claimed on waivers by the Bucs, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth simply won’t be playing for Tampa on Sunday against the Texans. Haynesworth, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, will be starting. The Buccaneers have placed the former $100 million man on a short leash, but they nevertheless need him in the…
BY ROY CUMMINGS The Tampa Tribune TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t waste any time trying to find out just how much Albert Haynesworth can help them. The defensive tackle claimed off waivers from the Patriots last Wednesday will start Sunday’s game against the…
Five days after being released by the New England Patriots, Albert Haynesworth is making his first start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 350-pound defensive tackle is in the lineup Sunday against the Houston Texans, filling in for the injured Gerald McCoy. McCoy tore his right biceps last week and his backup, Frank Okam, is inactive with a sore calf.
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Herald Huddle: Patriots vs. Jets
With the ignominious release last week of Albert Haynesworth, the tacit and telling admission by New England officials of the botched experiment aimed at converting the supremely talented defensive tackle into a player who was motivated by more than the size of his paycheck, it had become fashionable in the past few days to question the genius of Bill Belichick as a personnel guru.