By Eric Schmidt

According to ESPN this afternoon, the New England Patriots have released DT Albert Haynesworth this afternoon. According to the network, Haynesworth had a verbal altercation with his defensive line coach, Pepper Johnson. This move comes as little surprise as Haynesworth has contributed nothing to the club this season, totaling only three tackles.

Haynesworth was acquired by New England at the start of the season with the Washington Redskins. Now that he is a free agent, it remains to be seen if any team wnts to roll the dice with the troubled defensive tackle which has contributed next to nothing on the field for the last two seasons.

One team which could use a defensive tackle, is the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which could use a three-technique tackle after losing second-year tackle Gerald McCoy.

The release of Haynesworth will likely raise some questions as to how much longer WR Chad Ochocinco will remain with the Patriots as well. Ochocinco was also acquired at the start of the season but has failed to produce on the field this season.

 

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