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September 1, 2013 @ 4:59 pm
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Bucs Cut Underwood And Goode; Finalize Practice Squad

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As expected, the Buccaneers announce seven names that will make up their practice squad. In the process, they also claim two rookies but cut two others to make room.
The Buccaneers announced Sunday afternoon the addition of seven players to their practice squad in cornerback Deveron Carr, offensive lineman Jace Daniels, linebacker Ka’lial Glaud, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo, tight end Danny Noble, wide receiver Chris Owusu and tackle Mike Remmers.

They also announced they have claimed defensive tackle Chris Jones and wide receiver Russell Shepard off waivers.

Jones spent the preseason with the Houston Texans. The rookie out of Bowling Green was a three-time All-MAC player with 157 tackles (46 for loss) and 28 sacks — 12.5 sacks his senior season (2012), earning him MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. He played in 50 straight games, making 43 consecutive starts. Jones was a sixth-round selection (198th overall) in the 2013 draft.

Shepard was an undrafted free agent rookie to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason out of LSU. Multiple reports out of Philadelphia stated the Eagles were hoping to sign him to the practice squad if he went unclaimed. As a Tiger, he rushed for 733 yards and 565 yards receiving from 2009 – 2012. He was also considered the nation’s top dual-threat quarterback going into college.

To make room for Jones and Sheperd, the team released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood and linebacker Najee Goode. 

Both come as somewhat of a surprise since Underwood appeared to have been serviceable for the most part this preseason but it seems as if the Buccaneers are content with Kevin Ogletree as the third wide receiver and have other options in Eric Page, Sheperd, and Owusu in the practice squad.

Goode had his best game this past Thursday against the Redskins as he registered six tackles, one pass break up, and an interception. Goode was the Bucs fifth-round pick in the 2012 draft.

Tampa Bay keeps valuable depth on the offensive line by bringing back Jace Daniels and Mike Remmers for the practice squad.  

Practice squad players can be promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster at any point in the regular season. That player must remain there for three weeks while getting receiving the minimum salary. However, any player on the practice squad can be signed off the practice squad by any team.

-Part of this report was obtained from the Buccaneers Communication Department
Last modified on Sunday, 01 September 2013 17:25
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    I think having Tebow on the Bucs would be funny, or at least entertaining. I am not a Florida fan, or really a Tebow fan, other than I respect that he was great in college. However, it would be extremely stupid for the Bucs to pick him up, he is not a fit at quarterback in any sense. Maybe if he remakes himself for next year at another position, then he might have another shot in the NFL, but I highly doubt any team will ever consider him as a QB again.
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    If Chris Jones was a last minute cut from Houston we know he must be pretty good because they are loaded at the DL postions.
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    I really like Chris jones I was hoping wed get him, I think you guys will be very happy once you see him play. I too am very concerned with fosters coverage
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    Looks like Dominick is trying to address needs and upgrade the roster. D line is still weak. I would like to see a new DE vs another tackle but my guess is he too best player available. Same with LB, we need a MLB with Shelton Quarles like speed and Foster probably best suited for SLB. Finally we need a TE, but looks like they took best available athlete with Shepard. My guess is we'll see a few more moves before its done. Maybe Goode takes last practice squad spot.
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    The Bucs should use two of 300 lb backup lineman as TE's to help block expecially in the redzone. They only need to know one route, run past the first down marker and turn around, when the play breaks down Freeman can dump the ball off to a stationary massive TE for a first down. They could drop the four TE's they have on the roster now, I doubt any of them would make any other team, even as a backup.
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    I never thought I would see a Bucs site crammed with comments about a bum named Tebow & his 37% completion in the preseason against 2nd & 3rd stringers. Tebow, don't sign with the Canadian league, arena league, or NFL. Retire from football & do something you know how to do...announcer, preacher, public speaker...?
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    Sign Tebow for the league veteran minimum and convert him to a tight end.
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    For what? Who has time for that?
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    Seriously, what makes you think he could be a quality NFL TE? Does he have any experience at the position? He has already proven he lacks the skills to be a NFL Quarterback but somehow can be a serviceable Tight End? Don't see it ever happening and Tebow would never agree to such a position move. His only chance is to go to the Canadian football league as a QB and hope he can actually develop the necessary skills to play the position.
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    Underwood's release comes as a bit of a surprise. I'm thinking Owusu will be on the roster some point in the season.
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    Oh and why is it that some fans of this team totally meltdown looking at pre season football? How many times do you need to watch a movie to know what it's about?
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    Owlykat: At least spell Tebow's name correctly. I'll be absolutely shocked if any team south of the Canadian border gives this nice guy a fourth opportunity. You hang your hat on # 15's half season with a great defense, a few fluke plays by others to win a game or two and a lucky pass against the Steelers yet totally disregard Freeman's accomplishments. I wonder how you'd feel if Tebow was a Seminole.
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    do the bucs have any interest in jake ballard? i think everyone is panicking far too early.the season hasn't started yet and the "fans" are pointing fingers and jumping ship. RELAX. TAKE A BREATH ! GO BUCS !!!
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    BucFlip, how do you think the Bucs should insure we don't have a lost season if Freeman keeps playing the losing football he has exhibited the last three games as well as the last two years? Or are you just willing to stick your head in the sand and trust Schiano to find a way? Do you know of a single veteran QB who led a team with four losses to a seven game win streak and into the playoffs and won his first playoff game by knocking off the Steelers and can just be picked up off the waiver wire without giving up a high draft choice? If you have some better idea how the Bucs could do better, then I want to hear your idea. If Tebo is not picked up I fully expect him to go to the Canadian League and prove what he did is no fluke. Don't forget nobody thought Fran Tarkenton would be such a star because they said he was too short. He went to Canada and proved himself first and then everybody wanted him. BucJoe, thanks for the clarification on our MLB, I just heard he was a SLB at Washington and we converted him to MLB. Good point Horse on he probably won't be in on passing downs. However, many of the teams in our league don't wait to 3rd down to pass and if we don't find a MLB who can cover passes we can expect a long year. Goode proved he could and cutting him was not wise strategy, in my opinion.
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    I don't understand why we are carrying 3 QBs on the active roster. If something happens to Freeman and you're going to play Glennon, then let's take our medicine and play him. If the plan is to play Orlovsky, then Glennon should be on the PS and could be called up at any time if needed. He will get the same amount of practice reps either way. There is no risk in moving Glennon to the PS and exposing him to waivers. Glennon has the lowest completion percentage at 47.1% of all rookie QBs drafted or undrafted this preseason. Our own B.J. Daniels, drafted 31 in round 7 had better numbers and outplayed Glennon at the 49ers. The Raiders just cut Tyler Wilson who had a better preseason rating than Glennon. Nobody is going to add him to an active roster before he clears waivers. We took the risk when we drafted Glennon so it makes little sense to me to get cold feet now – either hold’em or fold’em! Cut Orlovsky and add an eligible QB to the PS or move Glennon to the PS. There is a premium on active roster spots and with the kind of depth we have on this team, we can ill-afford to waste a spot on an experiment!
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    I doubt Foster will be on the field on passing situations with L.David being borderline awesome and Watson having pass rush ability and with 5 DB's. Likely to be the majority of defensive plays with the pass happy NFL. I like the cuts so far hopefully the players they pickup will be better. Would like to see a younger QB that can just be a game manager take the place of Orvolosky. I don't see him as being any help to the team. Freeman looks bad but I hope he settles down and starts to just take what the defense gives him instead of staring at one receiver till he gets sacked. Even if he just throws the ball away would be better than taking a sack. The coach should have some running plays for Freeman so when he gets the deer in the headlights look he can run like a deer as well. The change up may help him.
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    Buc fans clamoring for Tebow? Are you people really serious? I'm dead serious about this when I say this. If Dom somehow for some idiotic reason picks up Tebow. I will sell off my season tickets at 1/2 price. Owlykat, you really need to give up on your fantasy that Tebow will ever become a starting QB in the NFL ever again. He needs to go to Canadien league or better yet, Arena Football.
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    I am just glad to see we may have a GM that is accepting his Job, Big East Players just are not by and large in the main with some exception ( N.E. Patriots Coaching) gonna win you a Super Bowl.BTW the same goes for some of the coaching , the NFL is not a place for hiring who you know best or makes your cotton panties feel best when you wake up every morning and get yes manned to death!!This, as much as I like the Head Coach, is no doubt going on, Dom take charge and fire the DL Coach Tomorrow..... He isn't up to the task and Bran Cox isn't a pass rushing specialist ( u got to be kidding Me). Dom U R the GM , Live IT, Act It and do what is necessary or pay the price now( another sackless season) only to make totally different decisions later in your career for the blunders u KNOW and are learning from NOW.Do your Job Dom and the fans and the Team will benefit as will the Head Coach,HE is a College Coach with some real potential but he needs your help; Not your Enabling Support!!Dom quit enabling as Allen did with Gruden and this team will have more wins. Example , Martin was run into the ground last year and took an absoulute beating , probably 3 years worth min, in one year and you sat and watched because the coach is the GM. Wrong Move, u have a future star but he's on a team with notta chance for post season and has a problem of leading with his head and you allow him to get too many touches and take a beating ( Terrible) , well you may shortened his career by half, at least!!You have A D.T. with the best get off in the game and he has No, Notta, secondary pass rush moves , no improvement in three years ( Poor Coaching). U R the GM, ACT IT , Live It or This Is Your Last Year !!
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    Owlycat, enough with the Tebow avalanche! Also Foster was NOT A SLB when we got him although he DID PLAY the position earlier in college. His senior yer he was a WEAK-SIDE linebacker and starred there when we drafted him. He also played weak side in the Senior Bowl. However I do agree that in the NFL his position should be at strong side.
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    Underwood is a real nice guy, but to me he doesn't do any one thing great that stands out. I am glad they have a DT for depth, I was a little worried there. Goode was on the bubble, and maybe they feel Glaud can fill a role if needed. I do wonder about the WR position. Maybe they feel Page can fill a role.
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    Lol, some people still think tebow is a QB
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    Where to begin - Tynes...$840k is beyond fair, stop the madness. Goode/Underwood/Tandy/Grimm/Means/Gholston/James/Gaitor/etc etc, this is just a long string of draft picks not up to NFL calibre. Reality is that all of these guys are on the roster for a good time not a long time - enjoy the run while it lasts, save some cash but keep your expectations in line if you're a mid to late round pick - especially one if ours...they rarely seem to pan out. Good luck boys and Go Bucs!
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    And how many runs did you have in the NFL?
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    Unless Foster can suddenly get faster every team we face are going to eat us alive passing right down the seam in front of our Safeties and right over Foster's head. Horse, the LB who is a step slow in pass coverage is Foster and it showed in preseason this year. Goode on the other hand is so fast he was able to get a pick six in pass coverage on one play and a knock down on another and led the Bucs in tackles and was the most valuable player in our last game in preseason. I admit we had to keep Hayward based on his Special Team's ability but he got embarrassed in the Red Skin game and should not be a LB backup for any LB spot and especially not MLB. Foster's forte is tackling because he was the best SLB in the country when we got him and that is where he should be playing. Cutting Goode was the biggest blunder of this season and the Bucs will miss him. Whoever grabs him will have an outstanding MLB for years to come. Hope DOM's finds on the waiver wire will be able to help us but DOM should also have grabbed Tebo for insurance if Freeman fails just like he did in three games in preseason already. Glennon is not good enough yet to save our season if we have to remove Freeman with a big hook!
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    Owlykat; Coach might just play only 2 LB's and 5 DB's at times since this is now the Defense strength.
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    owlykat, I agree totally. Goode is faster than Foster and better in coverage. I was all for hiring Schiano, and still support him, but I don't understand several of the personnel moves this year.
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    Horse - you say that Goode is a step slow? well if anything happens to Foster Hayward would take over and he's 3 steps slower than Goode. Goode is better at tackling, and coverage than Hayward. There is a reason why Hayward has never cracked the starting lineup outside of an injury.
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    WVBucFan; I agree that Heyward is no prize either. We really have no decent backups at LB and it might be a reason the Coach decided to keep better players at other positions until he can find better players at LB. Remember Coach has said over and over that he wants players that can play other positions than just theirs.
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    I am not that surprised at all with Underwood or Goode being released. Goode is just a step to slow and underwood appeared to be not consistent. I believe Glaud has more potential and might get called up after our break. We might only carry 5 LB's. Go Bucs! Be the Team!
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    Gil...bro that is seven...the eighth hasn't been announced yet. :)
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    Right, there is still an open spot not to mention I suspect that the PS will be in flux for a number of days between now and Sunday. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see at least a couple of players currently on the PS replaced with others before next Sunday.
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    Who's the eighth?
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    Spotted the correction and changed it as it was published ColoradoBuc. My apologies. Thanks for the good eye. Been a long day monitoring the wire!
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    No problem. We shall see who will take the eight spot.
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