Tampa Bay released former Gator and fifth-round draft pick safety Ahmad Black and also have parted ways with No. 3 receiver Kevin Ogletree. Reports say former receiver Tiquan Underwood may rejoin the team.
With the Buccaneers in the midst of an 0-4 start, Tampa Bay on Tuesday started making roster changes. Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree and safety Ahmad Black were released according to reports.
Black has played in all four games this season, starting two and recording 12 tackles. Black was fined $21,000 following Week 2’s 16-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints in which he was flagged for a hit on Saints tight end Jimmy Graham.
Black was a fifth-round pick out of the University of Florida and has primarily been the Bucs nickel safety.
Ogletree was signed as a free agent in the spring from Dallas and has been a big disappointment. The former Cowboys has been virtually non-existent over Tampa Bay’s first four games catching just eight passes for 70 yards and one touchdown in four games. Ogletree has also has several noticeable drops going all the way back to preseason.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting the Bucs are expected to promote receiver Chris Owusu from the practice squad and also re-sign former No. 3 receiver Tiquan Underwood who was waived during the final preseason cuts back in August.
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