The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were awarded Albert Haynesworth on Wednesday after the team made a claim for him off waivers before the 4 p.m. ET deadline. Haynesworth, 30, was released by the Patriots on Tuesday and claimed by the Bucs one day later, according to Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik.

FOXBORO -- Patrick Chung missed practice on Wednesday with a foot injury while offensive lineman Ryan Wendell was out after apparently suffering a concussion against the Giants. Wes Welker was limited due to a rib injury while Brandon Spikes missed with a right knee injury.  Here's the complete report:

Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OL Ryan Wendell (concussion)

Limited Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)

Speaking on a conference call Wednesday afternoon, Jets star and Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed with his coach's assessment that he is the best at his position in football. 

FOXBORO -- The dynamic along the Patriots’ defensive line had already started to shift before Tuesday’s the release of Albert Haynesworth -- he had been supplanted in the starting lineup by second-year lineman Kyle Love -- but with the decision to cut ties with Haynesworth, the yo



FOXBORO -- Safety Patrick Chung and linebackers Dane Fletcher and Brandon Spikes were among those missing at the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team began on-field preparations for the Jets this Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick briefly addressed the decision to release defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth during his Wednesday morning press conference.

The Patriots announced Wednesday that they have signed linebacker Niko Koutouvides to the 53-man roster and signed defensive back Sterling Moore from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. They also announced that safety Josh Barrett has been placed on injured reserve with a calf injury. Barrett played in five games with four starts in 2011 and collected 14 total tackles.

All season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been a public advocate for wide receiver Chad Ochocinco. Now, we know he supports him privately as well.

 “He can do almost anything he wants. He doesn’t want to do anything. To me, that’s the issue. He’s one of those guys you walk in a meeting and you tell him, ‘Put down the phone.’ The next day you have to tell him to put down the phone. The next day, you tell him to put down the phone.



KIRK MINIHANE

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Despite the fact that I’m an unapologetic Patriots homer, I have to confess that like most people, I, too, am starting to have serious concerns about where this team is headed.