Originally written on Fox Sports  |  By By Sam Gardner  |  Last updated 10/29/13
Albert Haynesworth was a great defensive tackle during his first seven years in the NFL, particularly his final two seasons in Tennessee, 2007 and 2008, when he was selected to the Pro Bowl. Haynesworth's play on the Titans D-line earned him a seven-year, $100 million contract from the Washington Redskins in 2009 that included a reported $41 million guaranteed. But then after one lackluster season with Washington -- during which he beefed with defensive coordinator Greg Blache -- a strange thing happened: Haynesworth just kind of disappeared. OK, not totally. Haynesworth showed up to camp out of shape in 2010 and failed a couple conditioning tests , then played in just eight games before being suspended for the final month of the season. The Patriots traded next to nothing for Haynesworth in 2011 before releasing him midway through the season, with just two tackles to his name. The Bucs then picked him up off waivers -- a last-ditch effort at getting something, anything out of th...
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