With a multitude of running backs on the roster, the Bucs waived Shaun Wilson on Friday.

Wilson signed with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent out of Duke last season, but was placed on injured reserved in November after suffering a season ending shoulder injury.

He made the initial 53-man roster out of training camp, finding a role on the team as a kick returner on special teams. Playing in a limited amount of time in five games, he returned seven kicks for 122 yards, averaging 17.4 yards per return.

Wilson also carried the ball six times for a total of 29 yards, and had three catches for five yards. He did not participate in any offseason practices at OTA’s or mini-camp due to another injury that was not stated during that time.

The remaining running backs on the roster consist of Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, Andre Ellington, Dare Ogunbowale, and rookie Bruce Anderson.

 

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  1. he will be in ATL soon

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  2. The five that are left are a real who’s who. Didn’t address the backfield, didn’t address the right side of the O line. I hope some of the many safeties, and DB’s we keep drafting can play RT,RG, and run the ball.

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  3. completely off topic, but since the story mentioned kick returners… is this the year that the Bucs finally have a player who will be a threat as a returner? Over the last decade, there hasn’t been much there but we have a lot of speed on this team now… would LOVE to see some return TDs. Always hate it when like 3 or 4 guys are mentioned as possibilities for the return job…

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  4. Probably more of the same, Sherb, unless they use a Wide Receiver (which they have done from time to time) to do kick returns.

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  5. I’d be very disappointed if there isn’t a more aggressive scheme to get better field position on PR / KR

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  6. It sounds tome like the team is about to make a move on another RB or why release Wilson so close to camp.
    The definitely need more than five backs in camp.

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  7. Wilson has been hurt and you can’t make the club from the tub. I hope the guy gets healthy and I wish him luck.

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  8. They do not seem to think OL and having a star running back are important. They have placed all efforts on defense. Arians feels with draft and 2nd stringers from other teams along with Bowles game face defence will improve even with loss of JPP, Kwon and McCoy they will just coach up this roster. There’s no reason in the world to go out and get stars during free agency The great Bruce Arians can just fix players and Coach them up this is the theme for this year.
    Having stars and all-pros are good for other teams but are not necessary when you have the great Bruce Arians.

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  9. Oh no B-A-B! What will Tampa do now that they’ve lost 2 players who are always hurt in Alexander and McCoy?? I guess they’ll just have to make due with healthy replacements Devin White and Ndamakong Suh. The great Bruce Arians knows you can’t make the club better with chronically injured players.

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  10. Maybe it’s just me, but I loved Wilson out of college. I thought this dude could be a real find. His tape was phenomenal. I would like to have seen him get just a little longer to get on the field and show how good he is. Only way I don’t hate this move is if AE is fully healthy. Because if healthy, and used right, he can be a game changer on offense. You can’t teach the kind of speed, and elusiveness he has. I guess we’ll find out soon enough

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