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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got down to the 53-man roster limit on Friday night, but it was easy to see that roster they trimmed down to would not be the team that took the field next Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
On Saturday, head coach Greg Schiano that the roster would be a fluid situation through Tuesday and the Bucs have been busy already.
With only 52 players kept, the Bucs claimed guard Julian Vandervelde off waivers. Vandervelde was a fifth-round pick with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He only played in one game as a rookie for the Eagles, but he started 37 games during his collegiate career at Iowa.
The Bucs also claimed defensive tackle Corvey Irvin, offensive lineman Cody Wallace, and running back D.J. Ware.
Tampa Bay had interest in Irvin while scouting him at the 2009 Senior Bowl. He ended up being drafted by the Panthers in the third round that year. He spent two seasons in Carolina before joining the Jaguars last season.
Wallace comes to Tampa Bay af...
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With promises of a fresh start, a new head coach, millions spent in free agency, half price concessions, free parking, and a celebration of team legend Ronde Barber's 200th consecutive NFL start, one would think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would have no problem selling out their season opener at Raymond James Stadium against the division rival Carolina Panthers.
The cuts keep coming from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and some surprising moves have been made.
According to multiple reports, the Bucs have released defensive tackle Amobe Okoye, safety Cody Grimm, and safety Keith Tandy, who was a 2012 sixth-round draft pick out of West Virginia.
Okoye signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay this offseason but knee issues limited him in minicamps and...
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears are close to signing defensive tackle Amobi Okoye after being released by the Buccaneers
“Amobi Okoye is about to be back with the Bears.
“The defensive lineman was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he’s finalizing a deal to return to the Bears, according to a league source,” wrote Jensen.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have met the 9p.m. league requirement in order to reach the 53-man roster limit. In fact, the Buccaneers actually have made enough roster moves in order to reach 52 players on their current roster. There were a couple surprises in the players which were either released or waived on Friday.
Two vested veterans were released, DT Frank Okam and DT Amobi Okoye...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former New York Giants reserve running back D.J. Ware and released cornerback Brandon McDonald.
The moves were announced Saturday, when the Bucs also claimed defensive tackle Corvey Irvin, guard Julian Vandervelde and center/guard Cody Wallace off waivers. To make room on the roster, which had been at 52 players, defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been going through a young movement for a few seasons now. In addition to that, if new head coach Greg Schiano doesn't think any of his players are buying into the "Buccaneer way" then they are quickly shown the door.
While some of players the Bucs got rid of seemed questionable during the time, it seems as though they made the correct...
It has been a busy week for the Tampa Bay area. The Republican National Convention took place downtown. There was an imminent threat of Hurricane Isaac, and the last Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason game before the regular season starts next week. This game against the Washington Redskins was the last chance of the Bucs to [...]
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released former starting safety Cody Grimm and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, who had four sacks for the Bears last season and could be a candidate to rejoin the Bears as soon as Friday. Grimm was a seventh-round pick from Virginia Tech in 2010. He became a starter as a rookie when Tanard Jackson was suspended by the NFL. He played well before a season-ending...
The Buccaneers have experienced the highs and lows of NFL Football in just the past three years. They were a dismal 3-13 in 2009, then in 2010 exuberant Coach Raheem Morris brought them to 10-6 and on the cusp of the playoffs, and in 2011 they crashed back to earth losing 9 of their last 10 to finish 4-12. The end result was that after being hailed as one of the “young bucs”...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed running back D.J. Ware a day after he was cut by the New York Giants, the team announced Saturday. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported that Ware chose the Buccaneers over the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. Ware adds depth to a Buccaneers backfield that includes 2012 first-round draft pick Doug Martin and LeGarrette Blount. Also, Tampa...
The Chicago Bears are in the process of signing DT Amobi Okoye, who was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a knee scope that has kept him out of the preseason.