TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed two-time all-pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth off waivers Wednesday following his release by New England.
The Patriots cut Haynesworth loose after an unproductive stint with the team. They had obtained him from the Washington Redskins for a draft choice after the end of the NFL lockout, but he totaled just three tackles in six games with New England.
The Redskins dealt him to New England after a stormy, 20-game tenure in Washington, where he had signed a seven-year, $100 million deal in 2009.
Haynesworth, 30, was seen arguing with Patriots defensive line coach Pepper Johnson during Sunday's loss to the New York Giants after being blocked on Brandon Jacobs' touchdown run.
But an unnamed source told NFL.com his release wasn't tied to the incident.
The 10-year pro has compiled 30 1/2 career sacks and 327 tackles over 116 career games. His best year came in 2008, his final season with the Tennessee Titans, when he recorded 8 1/2 sacks and 51 tackles.