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September 1, 2012 @ 3:08 pm
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Bucs Claim Vandervelde And Irvin, Release Gilberry, Sowell

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The roster shuffling continues as the Buccaneers released Wallace Gilberry and Bradley Sowell and signed Julian Vandervelde and Corey Irvin.
Head coach Greg Schiano told the media Saturday afternoon that the tinkering of the roster could continue through Tuesday. Later that afternoon the Buccaneers announced that they have claimed DT Corvey Irvin, G Julian Vandervelde and C/G Cody Wallace off waivers. The team also announced they have released DL Wallace Gilberry and waived G Bradley Sowell.

Gilberry and Sowell were on the practice field this afternoon when they were summoned to the sideline and apparently given the news.

Irvin joins the Buccaneers from the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he played in four games during the 2011 season. Prior to his time in Jacksonville, he spent two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, where he was drafted in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Vandervelde was a fifth-round (161st overall) selection of Philadelphia in 2011. He played in one regular season game as rookie and all four preseason games, including one start, in 2012. Vandervelde started 37 games at guard for Iowa, where he was a three-year Academic All-American and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior.

Wallace, a 2008 fourth-round pick (107th overall) for San Francisco, spent his first two seasons with the 49ers. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Detroit Lions and N.Y. Jets in 2010, and in 2011, signed with the Houston Texans practice squad. Wallace spent the 2012 offseason with the Texans, playing in all four preseason games before being released on Friday. A native of Cuero, Texas, Wallace was a three-year starter at center for Texas A&M, where was named first-team All-Big XII as a senior.

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    i UNDERSTAND THAT EAGLES LINEMAN HAS BEEN RELEASE, WHY NOT BRING HIM BACK TO THE TEAM AFTER A PLAYER GET HURT IF HE IS STILL OUT THERE. GO BUCS
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    After watching the last preseason game you knew the Bucs were going to have to jettison most of their third string losers. They can't complain after the pitiful showing they had against Washington's third string players. I too was hoping Gilberry would have been kept, but I welcome all the new guiys and hope they are better and are quick learners in case we have injuries and have to depend on them. I have confidence in DOM. He has definitely found some diamonds in the rough before for us. Now, I am counting on our regulars to play with the intensity they showed against the Patriots and will work hard to beat the Panthers. Just one game at a time, and lets use our natural advantage at the start of the year with our hot muggy weather.
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    @dbcalpal - Yeah, it's not like he had to field a team with less money than anyone else in the league for five years. Besides, for every Derrick Deese there were two Antonio Bryants. If Schiano has half the success with free agent diamonds-in-the-rough that Gruden had we'll be much better off.
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    @dbcalpal - Yeah, it's not like he had to field a team with less money than anyone else in the league for eight years. Besides, for every Derrick Deese there were two Antonio Bryants. If Schiano has half the success with free agent diamonds-in-the-rough that Gruden had we'll be much better off.
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    Reminds me of J Gruden, going after washed up players, who were good in there time. But I hope coach knows what he's doing. Bucs could sure use some WINS....
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    Yeah, it's not like he had to field a team with less money than anyone else in the league for eight years. Besides, for every Derrick Deese there were two Antonio Bryants. If Schiano has half the success with free agent diamonds-in-the-rough that Gruden had we'll be much better off.
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    If Price gets cut I hope they bring him back. IF he has a bad attitude, straighten him out. BUt he is way talented and we need a force on the interior line.
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    Like I said; this roster won't be set until September 9th and even then I expect a revolving door throughout the season. Don't know if any of these guys will be much of an improvement over the players let go but I doubt they'll be worse. Remember, Dominik got Penn from the Vikings practice squad.
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    I don't know them either, but I feel good about the positions we're looking for - DT and O line. Don't like Gilberry being the guy who gets released though. Still only 3 (THREE!) DT's on the roster.
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    OK !!!! we're trying !!! don't know these guys but hopefully schiano is making some good picks, dont feel so confident in dominik.
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    I don't know anything about these guys we just picked up. Hopefully they're better than the guys we already had at their respective positions. I thought we would do okay on offense with the guys we had so if these guys are better then that's awesome.
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