The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth on Wednesday.

"I appreciate Albert playing for us after some key injuries this past season," said Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik. "He was very professional and we now wish him all the best as he moves forward."

Haynesworth was claimed off waivers from New England on November 9, a day after the Patriots cut the embattled Tennessee product loose. He totaled 20 tackles in seven games (six starts) for Tampa Bay at the end of last season.

In 123 career games with the Titans, Redskins, Pats and Bucs, the 30-year-old has compiled 347 tackles and 30 1/2 sacks.