Tampa Bay Buccaneers Waive Or Release 7 More To Get To 75 Players

Apr 22, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik talks as cornerback Darrelle Revis (not pictured) is introduced at the press conference at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made the hard decisions, and let go of another seven players to comply with the league’s 75-man roster limit that went into effect today at 4:00 PM Eastern.

The team announced the moves on Twitter.

 

For Cutrera, the move essentially means he’s headed to injured reserve. Miller had not been noticeable in practices and made no impact on a preseason game, and his departure was a forgone conclusion.

 

Shanahan was signed this week, so his departure means he failed to impress in his short time in Tampa Bay. Crump and Denton seemed to be mainly around to provide wide receivers for injured defensive backs like Darrelle Revis to practice against, so their departures are not a huge surprise, either.

Adam Smith failed to prove he belongs in the offensive line rotation, which to be fair would have been very tough to do anyways. And Branden Smith’s special teams contributions weren’t enough to merit keeping him around, although he’s a name to remember, because he did have his moments this summer.

The Buccaneers will face even tougher decisions after the final preseason game, as they must reduce the roster to 53 to be ready for Week 1 against the New York Jets.

We’ll keep you updated as the Buccaneers continue to work the roster to get ready for the start of the season.

Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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