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Patriots release DT Haynesworth

Stew Milne | AP
Stew Milne | AP
New England Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth looks on from the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Nov. 6, 2011.
The Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Boston Herald is reporting that the New England Patriots have released defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

The move came Tuesday, two days after Haynesworth did not play for most of the second half of Sunday’s 24-20 loss to the New York Giants.

The Patriots would not confirm the report.

New England obtained Haynesworth for a fifth-round draft choice on July 28 after he spent two seasons with Washington on a seven-year, $100 million contract. He constantly feuded last season with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and was suspended for the last four games for conduct detrimental to the club.

With the Patriots, Haynesworth had six tackles in six games, missing two with a back injury. He had no tackles against the Giants.

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