Found March 08, 2014 on Fox Sports Florida:
TAMPA, Fla. -- A reshuffling of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive line has begun with the release of two-time Pro Bowl guard Davin Joseph. The Bucs cut Joseph on Saturday, a league source confirmed. The move ends Joseph's eight-year career with Tampa Bay since he was taken 23rd overall in the 2006 NFL draft. He played in 100 games, starting 99 times during that span, and he made the Pro Bowl after the 2008 and 2011 seasons.   New coach Lovie Smith had made it known that he was disappointed with the performance of the Bucs' high-priced offensive linemen during the final season of Greg Schiano's regime. Joseph was scheduled to make $6 million next season, and he was reportedly shopped as a possible trade piece before his release Saturday. Joseph sustained a devastating right-knee injury in August 2012 when he tore his patellar tendon during a preseason victory over the New England Patriots at Raymond James Stadium. He returned last season and started all 16 games, but he fell short of reaching the standard that made him one of the league's best offensive linemen early in his career. Joseph's release gives the Bucs more cap space before the start of free agency at 4 p.m. Tuesday, an asset for Smith and new general manager Jason Licht as they work to build the roster in their image. The NFL's "legal tampering period," a window in which teams can contact representatives of free agents, began at noon Saturday. Expect a re-shaping of Tampa Bay's offensive line to continue. You can follow Andrew Astleford on Twitter @aastleford or email him at

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