Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release Corner Anthony Gaitor, Sign Another Long Snapper

Al Messerschmidt

The Bucs have cut ties with Anthony Gaitor and brought in an extra camp body at the long snapper position.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made their first move to trim down the ridiculous amount of cornerbacks on the roster, letting go of former seventh-round pick Anthony Gaitor. The team also signed long-snapper Andrew DePaola, who had been in camp with the team previously. All of this according to Scott Smith of the Bucs' official website.

Gaitor didn't figure to stand much of a chance against the current depth at corner, as the Buccaneers have an incredibly deep stack of capable players at the position. Behind starters Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks are veterans Mike Jenkins, Danny Gorrer, D.J. Moore, and Leonard Johnson, along with youngsters Deveron Carr, Rashaan Melvin, Marc Anthony and Keith Lewis.

Letting go of Gaitor brings the Buccaneers' total of "drafted players still on the roster from 2012 and earlier" to nine, according to Greg Auman of the Times. The Bucs' poor drafts in recent history have been well documented, but every time a recently selected player is released or traded, it's worth noting just how little the Bucs have stored away via the draft over the past decade.

DePaola is a Rutgers product who competed in camp under Greg Schiano, and will get the same chance to battle for the long snapper position with Jeremy Cain. Andrew Economos, the Bucs' long-snapper since 2006, is still a free agent.

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