The Bucs have released defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu per a report from Espn’s Adam Schefter. PewterReport.com can also confirm this roster move.
Bucs released last year’s seventh-round pick, nose tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 29, 2019
Tu’ikolovatu was drafted out of USC in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but didn’t play a regular season snap for the Bucs over two seasons, due to season ending injuries in both years.
He was placed on injured reserve in September of 2017 with a season ending injury, and then was again put on injured reserve almost a year later in August of 2018 for a torn tricep.
Before transferring to USC in 2016, Tu’ikolovatu spent two prios years at Utah where he played in 15 games. In his senior year at USC, Tu’ikolovatu notched 53 tackles, two tackles for loss, and half a sack for the Trojans.