Haynesworth: Bucs cutting Brooks didn't 'help'
Titans free agent defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said he considered signing with the Bucs and liked coach Raheem Morris. But he indicated cutting five veterans, including linebacker Derrick Brooks, the day before the signing period didn't help matters.
"Yeah, it was a few things we looked at,'' Haynesworth told Sporting News Radio. "You couldn't really say that, but cutting a bunch of those guys and having a bunch of new starters didn't help the situation any. I felt comfortable with Raheem. He seemed to be a good person and he's going to be a good coach, and I thought they had a lot of upside. I guess they wanted to have that fresh new look and that's what they went for. It didn't really scare me off, but it didn't really help the situation.''