The roster cuts continue to come for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as yet another serviceable player has been given his walking papers.
None of the final cuts so far have been earth shattering in any way, but they’re still notable if nothing else. One of those cuts was to quarterback Mike Kafka, who will be eligible for the practice squad for the Buccaneers but won’t be carried into the season on the 53-man roster.
The #Bucs have released QB Mike Kafka, source says.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2014
What this means is that the Bucs will have just two quarterbacks on roster when the season begins against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Josh McCown is the starter and Mike Glennon will be his backup, leaving Kafka with no place on the roster to sit.
He may get snatched by someone off the practice squad, but the Bucs are going to try stashing the former Northwestern quarterback there for now. If he’s claimed, it’s not a huge loss as Tampa Bay isn’t in need of a backup, but having Kafka around isn’t the worst thing in the world and getting players snatched off the practice squad is sometimes nothing more than a blow to a front office’s ego.
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