Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Source: Patriots cut ties with Haynesworth
The great Albert Haynesworth experiment is over for the New England Patriots.
The team on Tuesday released Haynesworth, a league source told ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss, just a few days after the underperforming defensive lineman clearly struggled in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. After getting overpowered by Giants guard David Diehl on a 10-yard touchdown run by Brandon Jacobs with 9:10 remaining in the quarter, Haynesworth did not see the field the rest of the game.
Coach Bill Belichick said Haynesworth's absence after the play was not due to injury, indicating it was "rotation related."