The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have taken the first baby steps towards complying with the 53-man roster limit which will be required at 6:00 PM on Saturday by moving three players off the active roster on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
So far, #Bucs have released TE Danny Noble and S Sean Baker while putting PK Lawrence Tynes on NFI list. Baker tweeted his release
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 31, 2013
Baker seemed like he had a chance to make the team as a backup safety, but apparently the fourth spot at safety will go to either Keith Tandy or Cody Grimm, with a possibility that both are kept.
Danny Noble’s release is puzzling to me, as he proved he had very reliable hands and good route-running ability in his preseason play, and even with Tom Crabtree sidelined with an ankle injury, he still will fail to make the team.
As for Tynes, he is reportedly still being paid while being placed on the non-football injury list.
The Buccaneers will place K Lawrence Tynes (MRSA) on the non-football-injury list instead of IR, while offering to pay his salary.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 31, 2013
The Buccaneers placed Tynes on the NFI list and not IR becaue they are refusing the classify the infection suffered by Tynes as a football injury, which would mean it happened at the facility.
It will be interesting to see if any appeal or legal action comes against the Buccaneers as a result of their handling of the situation.