The official announcement won't come until Saturday, but PewterReport.com can confirm tight end Danny Noble was released by the Buccaneers on Friday\
The Buccaneers have begun notifying players who are being cut and PewterReport.com can confirm tight end Danny Noble was released by Tampa Bay on Friday.
The former tight end from Toledo told PewterReport.com last fall in a digital magazine feature
that he weighed his options before choosing the Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent after catching 48 passes for 555 yards and eight touchdowns during his Rockets career.
The release of Noble comes as somewhat of a surprise especially with the announcement that Tom Crabtree has a “significant ankle injury” and will almost certainly miss regular season action.
Don’t be surprised to see the Buccaneers add a veteran tight end Saturday evening after the 6 p.m. cuts are announced league wide, as Luke Stocker missed most of camp with a leg injury leaving Nate Byham and Tim Wright as the only other healthy rostered tight ends. Former Jaguar tight end Zach Miller was released by Tampa Bay earlier this week.
Noble saw action in four regular season games in 2012, but did not record a catch and is eligible for the practice squad.
A source says official announcements will not come before late afternoon on Saturday.
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