It is the time of the year when NFL teams cut, sign, trade, and claim players and the Buccaneers are actively moving players around and making some new additions as they prepare for the regular season.
The Bucs have added running back LaGarrette Blount. As stated in the previous blog, Blount brings controversy with him, but he also brings a physical style of running that will added a nice “punch” to the Bucs’ running game (terrible joke, but it had to be done).
The Buccaneers also cut wide receiver Reggie Brown. Brown had a solid preseason, but the Bucs decided not to keep him on the roster, but could possibly add him to the practice squad if another team does not sign him. The Bucs will continue to go with Mike Williams, Sammie Stroughter, and Arrelious Benn (good-bye Michael Clayton).
The Bucs have cut rookie punter Brent Bowden and have signed Chris Bryan. Bowden struggled all preseason and could not seem to get any air under a kick. Bryan has a strong leg and will be the starter opening day.
They have also signed offensive lineman Ted Larsen and running back Kregg Lumpkins to the roster.
The Bucs also signed three players to the practice squad. Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, offensive tackle Will Barker, and offensive lineman Derek Hardman.
I like the moves the Bucs have made here. Bowden was a disappoint after a solid career at VT and bringing in Blount and Briscoe are great additions. Blount is a very athletic runner that has more speed than many realize and Briscoe is a good receiver that has both great hands and speed. Looking forward to the season opener.