A day after Tampa Bay lost at home to the Cleveland Browns, 31-7, to fall to 1-2 on the preseason, the Buccaneers had seen enough after three exhibition to release 10 players.

Among those released was reserve fullback Joey Iosefa, who was Tampa Bay’s seventh-round draft pick this season. The selection of Iosefa, who was a big running back at Hawaii, was a head-scratcher after the Bucs declared they were going to attempt to move him to fullback and compete with Jorvorskie Lane, who has had a very good preseason.

Rookie running back Dominique Brown, an undrafted rookie free agent, was also among the players released on Sunday. The Bucs liked his size (6-foot-2, 241 pounds), but he didn’t play as physical as the team was hoping he would for a big back.

Here is a list of the 10 players Tampa Bay cut on Sunday:
FB Joey Iosefa
RB Dominique Brown
OL Antoine Everett
DT Quayshawne Buckley
DE Jamal Young
P Karl Schmitz
CB Al-Hajj Shabazz
S Kimario McFadden
LS Brandon Hartson
DT George Uko
DE Jamal Young

The Buccaneers have until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET to release five more players to get down to the 75-man roster limit heading into the fourth preseason game Thursday night at Miami. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET

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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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inspecto
inspecto
5 years ago

why is Gilkey not on the list????

georgehicks
georgehicks
Reply to  inspecto
5 years ago

I agree with inspecto! I came down to see James Winston and company. I thought Jams winston should have played qtr 1 and 3 bring the startyers back in qtr 3. I see the cuts Tampa needs to bring in 2 tackles and 2 guards and a center and see if they can play better. at least there is some talent on the other teams that could make tampa backup positions go bucs

macabee
macabee
5 years ago

This is not the cutdown the Bucs are lurking for. Saturday Sept 5th at 400pm all teams must get down to 53 players. This is where teams will try to sneak talented players onto their PS and the Bucs will likely pounce. Mr. Gilkey and 1 or 2 others may be a bit nervous over the ensuing 48 hrs. However, on my projected 53, I have Gilkey making the team.

funkdoc19
funkdoc19
5 years ago

it’s a shame about Iosefa. I had big hopes for him. That pick could have gone for the left tackle that dallas ended up getting

Horse
Horse
Reply to  funkdoc19
5 years ago

Whatever a couple of us had thought about Joey he is gone. I never heard his name brought up by anybody in the organization or the media.

cbrady2k
cbrady2k
Reply to  Horse
5 years ago

That’s what you do when you want to stash a player on the practice squad.

pinkstob
pinkstob
Reply to  funkdoc19
5 years ago

That’s a great point Funkdoc19 and it’s a point several people made immediately after the draft. We could sure use L. Collins right about now.

macabee
macabee
Reply to  pinkstob
5 years ago

Hindsight is 20/20. The Bucs did what 31 other NFL teams including Dallas did – Pass on a person of interest in the murder of a pregnant woman. Nobody in their right mind would go near that and nobody did! He went with Dallas because that was his boyhood dream. My boyhood dream is to get an O-Line that can block!

stlbucsfan
stlbucsfan
Reply to  macabee
5 years ago

Funkdoc19 you are absolutely correct. By drafting Winston #1 our first priority was clearly upgrading the protection. That alone made taking a chance on Collins in the 7th worth it. Teams are so worried about public image these days that they forget about the bottom line which is winning. Plus what was the real risk, you take him he’s found guilty of murder, so we cut him. Looks like the exact same thing we ended up doing with the player selected at that pick anyway.

Garv
Garv
5 years ago

Face it, ALL of these guys were long shots, VERY long shots to make the team. Next Saturday will be far more interesting than the Thursday night preseason game coming up that poor Dolphin season ticket holders are forced to pay for in the biggest rip-off in sports.

jongruden
jongruden
5 years ago

We better have Gilkey, K Edwards, Stocker, L Johnson, Koenen on the next round of cuts

jongruden
jongruden
Reply to  jongruden
5 years ago

and Conti

russmillerwy
russmillerwy
5 years ago

I’ll miss Iosefa on my Madden 16 Bucs. He was a good pass catching fullback who accelerated well and bulldozed through the secondary. Lane’s the big back they need, though, not Brown. Schum is da man in real life. With 2 very long punts out of bounds, what more could you ask for? He’s in.

scubog
scubog
5 years ago

At the start of Training Camp, knowing we needed a power back, I thought Dominique Brown would be a player to watch but, like Iosefa, was nearly invisible. After that game against the Browns a lot more players disappeared along with the fans. Not Scubog. I stayed until the end.

jongruden
jongruden
Reply to  scubog
5 years ago

Scu- You remind me of my other Bucs friend who watched the drubbing vs the Falcons last yr 56-0 till the end and I said ” why in the hell would you watch the rest of that game ” he said true fans stay till the end” I disagree ” true fans or just fans with something else better to do” I have better things to do than to watch really bad football. I only watched the fist half of that Browns game, like last yr I turned the game off usually around half time when the game was out… Read more »

buckobob1
buckobob1
5 years ago

Jamal Young was so bad…he got cut twice…LOL

macabee
macabee
5 years ago

Oh, I forgot to mention that we traded TE Tim Wright to the Lions today. Don’t know what we got yet, stay tuned!

Horse
Horse
5 years ago

We just swaped players. Not sure why it would be a benefit for us since we had first right of refusal when any team cuts a player. Anybody know why a trade meant anything?

Buctebow
Buctebow
5 years ago

It is looking like another year with a subpar offensive line. That is a big problem and Jongruden will be turning off many games at halftime!

georgehicks
georgehicks
5 years ago

Even in the loss I was glad to finally see another bucs game in person the last time I saw tampa play was when alstott was a rookie aganist green bay in the rain at RJJ statium-Go Bucs I just flew back to texas 3 hrs ago go bucs

georgehicks
georgehicks
5 years ago

IT WILL BE VERY INTERESTED THE FINALE CUTS AFTER SATURDAY, PLUS THE PLAYERS THAT TAMPA MAY TRY TO BRING IN. I’D SAY THIS. LOOKED ATE THE WAIVER WIRE AND BRING 5 OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, AND LET THEM B/U THE STARTERS. ALSO SOME OF THESE ROOKIES COULD BE GEMS FOR THE BUCS.GO BUCS. AND BUILD FOR NEXT YEAR