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
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: email@example.com
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