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02/15/2012 - 2:02pm
Haynesworth released by Buccaneers

Former Patriots defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday.

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

Tampa Bay claimed Haynesworth off waivers from the Patriots in November. He played in seven games for the Bucs, recording 20 tackles.

The Patriots acquired Haynesworth from the Redskins in July for a 2013 fifth-round pick. The controversial lineman struggled to get on the field in Foxboro and recorded just three tackles in six games.


02/15/2012 - 10:01am
Brickley on D&C: Expect B's to make moves

NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning. The Bruins fell to 6-7-1 in their last 14 games after dropping a 3-0 decision to the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers Tuesday night.

"They have to take a look in the mirror," Brickley said of the B's. "They have some holes in their game. Until they address those and get better, they're not going to win."

Added Brickley: "They need to focus on the way they're playing right now. It looks like they're not going to catch the Rangers, the gap between first and second in the conference is probably too big at this point in the year. I don't see anybody in the division challenging Boston -- the deeper we get here into February and March and April -- for the division title.

"So, it's probably a pretty good position to be in. And it allows management to say, 'OK, what are we? What's our identity? What do we...

02/15/2012 - 9:00am
Mashup: Carter calls out Moss for quitting

Not everyone is excited about former Patriots receiver Randy Moss returning to the NFL. While Moss' agent claimed Tuesday night that three teams have shown an interest in the 35-year-old, former Vikings teammate Cris Carter said Moss first will need to prove that his attitude has improved.

"The one thing you have to address with Randy Moss is not a conditioning thing. It's not an age thing," Carter said during a Tuesday appearance on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike in the Morning." "It needs to be addressed. I believe it's the elephant in the room. It's that thing called quit.

"And Randy, not like any other superstar I've met, he has more quit in him than any of those other players. So I need to address that. That's what [Bill] Belichick did when he brought him over from Oakland. He told him he wasn't going to have it. But Randy, when things don’t go well, like no other player I’ve ever been around or...

02/14/2012 - 10:41pm
Lundqvist, Rangers shut out Bruins
By: DJ Bean

Like many teams this season, the Bruins were reminded of just how good Henrik Lundvist is, as the New York goaltender blanked the B's, 3-0, Tuesday at TD Garden.

The Bruins fell behind in the first period on a Ryan Callahan power-play goal, and were seconds away from heading into the first intermission down by just one before Ryan McDonagh threw a puck off Zdeno Chara and past Tim Thomas with 12 seconds remaining. The teams skated to a scoreless second period that was mostly dominated by the Bruins, but they couldn't get anything past Lundqvist. Artem Anisimov made it 3-0 in the third period.

The Bruins thought they had a goal in the third period on a Dennis Seidenberg shot from the point, but replays showed that it missed and went in through the side of the net.

With the loss, the Bruins are now 8-8-1 over their last 17 games. The Bruins will now leave for a six-game road trip that begins Wednesday against...

02/14/2012 - 9:03pm
Chiarelli: I expect Horton back
By: DJ Bean

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli met with the media following the signing of defenseman Johnny Boychuk to an extension Tuesday night. In addition to discussing Boychuk's three-year deal, Chiarelli touched on the upcoming Feb. 27 trade deadline. 

Chiarelli said that he is "fairly active" in trade talks, but that he has not been able to swing a deal because of the number of teams that have remained in contention. Asked whether he was approaching the deadline as though the team will or or won't have concussed forward Nathan Horton, the GM said he thinks Horton will return this season.

"I don't know. I expect him to be back," Chiarelli said. "He's progressing, and I would think he'd be back. In the back of my head it's that he may be something tat we have to replace, but I would expect him to be back. But we look at players and say,  'Hey, maybe this player could add to our depth but mabe he'd have to play...

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