The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have just released their final roster cuts. There are a few surprises in there, but no really big ones. Ahmad Black may be the biggest name among all cuts, but he never had a chance as he has only played a couple of downs during the preseason. Safety Devin Holland did make the team over Black, although I expect Holland to lose out on his roster spot when the Bucs bring in players over the next few days.
Surprisingly, the Bucs cut three tight ends in Daniel Hardy, Nathan Overbay and Ryan Purvis, keeping just two. They also kept a whopping seven cornerbacks, refusing to cut one of Elbert Mack, D.J. Johnson or Anthony Gaitor. I would expect the Bucs to try to bring in a tight end or two off waivers or as a free agent.
Daniel Hardy and Ahmad Black were the only draft picks the Bucs cut, as all six other draft picks did make the roster.
In addition, the Bucs placed Andrew Economos on the PUP list, which means that he won't be able to play until week 6 at the earliest. Christian Yount will handle longsnapping duties during his absence.
Hit the jump for the full list of roster cuts.
QB Rudy Carpenter, QB Jonathan Crompton
RB Armando Allen, RB Mossis Madu
FB/LB Nick Reveiz
WR Ed Gant, WR Maurice Price (injury settlement)
TE Ryan Purvis, TE Nathan Overbay, TE Daniel Hardy
T Will Barker, T Cory Brandon
G Thomas Claiborne, G Marc Dile (injury settlement)
C Matt Allen
DT John McCargo, DT Al Woods
DE Kyle Moore, DE Alex Magee
LB Brandon Heath, LB Simoni Lawrence, LB Derrell Smith, LB Tyrone McKenzie
S Dominique Harris, S Ahmad Black
K Jacob Rogers