The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced this evening they have cut backup running back Allen Bradford.
The rookie drafted in the sixth round by the Bucs from USC may have been released to make room on the 53-man roster for recently reinstated safety Tanard Jackson. The Buccaners have not announced who will fill the active roster spot, but the move may also be related to the injury status of starting RB LeGarrette Blount (knee). If Blount, who did not practice on Thursday, is unable to go Sunday against New Orleans and Bradford is no longer with the team, Tampa Bay will be playing with only two rostered running backs (Earnest Graham and Kregg Lumpkin) and fullback Erik Lorig. The only other available running back would be rookie Mossis Madu, currently on the eight-man practice squad.
Bradford rushed five times this season for 15 yards while appearing in one game - last week's 48-3 loss in San Francisco.