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Following the team’s 48-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, which dropped Tampa Bay to 1-5 on the season, the Buccaneers have released running back Jeff Demps from the practice squad. Following the loss, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith hinted that talent was an issue at some positions and that a roster shake-up could be coming.

“It’s happened too many times, so we do have to make improvements and look at our roster, and any other,” Smith said. “We have a week. The good part about it is we have a bye week coming up. We have a little bit of time to see what direction we need to go. But, of course, we need to change course.”

Demps could be the first of several players released this week as Tampa Bay heads into the bye week looking for the right personnel to get its second win of the 2014 season. The Bucs host the Minnesota Vikings following the bye week.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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surferdudes
surferdudes
6 years ago

After yesterday heads must roll! I knew it was Demp’s fault! Great way to shake up the roster. Don’t be surprised if they resign him next week. I wait for their next great personal move with bated breath!

Garv
Garv
6 years ago

O M G…… Demps did it! Well, at least St. Lovie meant it when he said there would be a shake up. Now THAT’S leadership!

nybuccguy
nybuccguy
6 years ago

We need playmakers, so we released a guy with game breaking speed who had nothing to do with the loss?

scubog
scubog
6 years ago

Puzzling move.

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