Kyle Moore was the Bucs' fourth-round pick in 2009 and has largely disappointed since then. He seemed rejuvenated this preseason, and has played much better. He was destroying right tackles and regularly getting to the quarterback. Despite his improvement he faced an uphill battle to make the roster.
With two high draft picks in Da'Quan Bowers and Adrian Clayborn ahead of him, he was pushed far down the roster. Michael Bennett, Tim Crowder and George Johnson have also had very strong preseasons at the same position. This seems to be more about roster numbers than preseason performance.
John McCargo was picked up this preseason after Roy Miller injured himself and was expected to be just a camp body. However, the former first-round pick had a very strong game against the Washington Redskins. For him, too, the numbers couldn't really work out. With Gerald McCoy, Roy Miller, Frank Okam, Brian Price and Al Woods already on the roster there was simply too much quality ahead of him to make the team. Earlier today, the Buccaneers cut linebacker Tyrone McKenzie.