FOXBORO (CBS) – The Patriots released defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth on Tuesday, WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton has confirmed.

The release comes two days after Haynesworth reportedly had a sideline confrontation with defensive coach Pepper Johnson during Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Haynewsworth did not play for much of the second half of Sunday’s game, but coach Bill Belichick said Monday that was a “rotation-related” decision and had nothing to do with the alleged altercation.

The Patriots will be on the hook for the rest of Haynesworth’s salary this season (more than $700,000) if no one claims him off waivers before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The Redskins traded Haynesworth to the Patriots before the season for a fifth round pick.

Haynesworth had three tackles in six games with the Patriots this season.

Comments (12)
  1. Michelle Fuller Fitzgerald says:

    Is there anyone who didn’t think this would end badly?

  2. Karen A. Smith says:

    Good and good-bye!

  3. Matt says:

    And the next to go will be……Ochocinco

  4. Robert Walsh says:

    They ought to let go OchoStinko with him!

  5. DoverDavid says:

    He was forcasted to be a problem before he even arrived, they should have seen this one coming.

  6. FireGuyFrank says:

    What’s the fascination, given his girth, what’s the fascination with Albert Haynesworth?

  7. Irishjedi says:

    Thank God! He didn’t do anything of significance anyways. I agree with the others, say adios to Ochocinco.

  8. LadyJ110 says:

    Please let #85 follow. Call Moss to see if he wants to come out of retirement.

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