The Buccaneers trimmed their roster to the mandatory 75-player maximum on Tuesday, after beginning their first wave of cuts on Monday. Reserve LB Jacob Cutrera was the most notable name on the most recent list of cuts.
The Buccaneers got their roster down to the mandatory 75-player limit on Tuesday announced the waiving of wide receiver Terriun Crump, linebacker Jacob Cutrera (injured), wide receiver Chris Denton, tight end Mike Shanahan, guard Adam Smith and defensive back Branden Smith, along with the release of tight end Zach Miller.
While no major surprises Cutrera was the biggest name released, playing part of three seasons for the Buccaneers as a reserve linebacker and special teams starter.
Shanahan was just signed on Monday, only to be released today.
On Monday the Buccaneers began their first set of camp cuts waiving wide receiver Carlton Mitchell, defensive end Ernest Owusu, quarterback Adam Weber and defensive end Markus White, and the release of wide receiver Derek Hagan, fullback Spencer Larsen and safety Troy Nolan.
The team also placed cornerback Anthony Gaitor (torn ACL) and running back Michael Smith (torn ligament – foot).
The final round of cuts to get to the 53-player limit is August 31 by 6 p.m. and teams can then begin adding players to the practice squad. Each NFL team can have up to eight players on their practice squad. Players are eligible for the practice squad if they have not accrued a season of free agency credit, or have no been on the active gameday roster for a team for more than nine regular season games. A player can only spend three seasons on a practice squad.
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