Cyril Grayson had some great moments for the Buccaneers during the 2021 season, but these moments weren’t enough to keep him on the roster in 2022.
The wide receiver room was always going to be one of the hardest for the Buccaneers to trim.
There were just too many talented guys in that unit for it to be easy to get rid of four or five guys before the start of the season.
One way or another, talented players were going to get cut by the Super Bowl hopeful, and Cyril Grayson was the first one up to get the boot.
There always had to be one guy that started the roll. Whether it was Grayson, Breshad Perriman, or Scotty Miller, a guy that contributed on the roster last season was going to get cut.
Grayson did make the most sense.
While possessing a lot of speed, Grayson was rarely able to stay healthy or help out in the areas where the Bucs needed him most.
A track star like Gray would’ve made his role far more secure by succeeding on special teams, but his production was just mediocre.
When you mix a lack of a special teams fit with a guy that can’t bring his big-play ability due to near-constant injuries, you get a recipe for a player that isn’t ready for the moment just yet.
The Buccaneers had to go with options that were able to prove more in the short term. With Tyler Johnson and Jaelon Darden already locked in for the fifth and sixth roles, there might not even be space for a guy like Scotty Miller.
The cards were just stacked against Cyril Grayson.
Hopefully Grayson will make it back onto the practice squad and then find his way back into a game when the Buccaneers need him again. Grayson was a part of some great moments during the 2021 season, and it still doesn’t feel like the Bucs have seen the last of him yet.
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