Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tweaking Is Over, for Now

September 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After the final cut day, all NFL teams search the player discard list and make more final changes by claiming some off waivers and releasing others too. During this process all teams fill out the composition of their eight-man practice squad as well.
The idea is to bring the very best players to the first snap of the season on game day. Most of those waived are draft picks and low-experienced players that didn’t earn or fit schemes. It’s an important time as sometimes a contributing player, a so-called sleeper, is signed. With final moves it’s clear the Bucs are not afraid to bring in young players.
The Bucs released veterans, WR Reggie Brown and RB Clifton Smith to make room for rookie RB LeGarrette Blount at 247 pounds, a load in the back field. The Bucs’ brain trust also went for more youth by signing C/G Ted Larsen and RB Kregg Lumpkin. Coaches were obviously impressed with Punter Chris Bryan to bring him in and ultimately demote dra...

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