Belichick on Haynesworth: It just didn't work out

Bill Belichick said Wednesday that the New England Patriots coaching staff and Albert Haynesworth tried to make it work, but that the situation just didn't work out.

According to ESPNBoston.com, the Patriots decided just to "move on," releasing Haynesworth on Tuesday and having him claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.

"I'll just say this on the Albert situation. I thought that both he and myself -- speaking for the (coaching) staff -- we really tried to make it work," said Belichick. "He had a few limitations to overcome when he got here, but I thought he really tried to do what we asked him to do. We tried to work with him. In the end, it just didn't work out. I think the best thing we could do was move on."

The risk really didn't cost the Patriots much, only a fifth-round pick in 2013 and a prorated portion of his salary, but it was clear after addressing the matter that Belichick wanted no more to do with the Haynesworth situation, saying he was putting his focus on Sunday night's game with the New York Jets.

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