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Buccaneers waived LB Angelo Crowell, S Emanuel Cook, and LS . Chris Mauriello. Bucs signed...

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Buccaneers waived LB Angelo Crowell, S Emanuel Cook, and LS . Chris Mauriello. Bucs signed seventh-rounders LB Dekoda Watson and DE Erik Lorig to four-year contracts. Cook drew comparisons to Bob Sanders and Troy Polamalu in college as a physical, hard-hitting safety, but he went undrafted after leaving school early. He lacks size and range for an NFL safety. Lorig has been sidelined in spring practices with a pectoral injury. Coach Raheem Morris has referred to him as a "luxury player," as he's capable of playing both tight end and defensive end. The Bucs expect him to be healthy and competing for a roster spot in training camp. Once a tackle machine in Buffalo, the 29-year-old Crowell's career has been thrown off track by knee trouble. He only would've cost $630K to keep, but was beat out for a roster spot in Tampa Bay by far less experienced players. Watson, a Florida State product, projects as a weak-side linebacker behind Geno Hayes. The 22-year-old was a highly productive pass rusher as a Seminole, but will focus on special teams initially with Tampa Bay. -rotoworld.com -Rick Stroud on Twitter -Rjblitz02