The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't just release Kevin Ogletree today, they also promoted Chris Owusu from the practice squad to replace him and waived safety Ahmad Black, according to Rick Stroud. Ahmad Black apparently had too many coverage busts, which makes it a little curious that he was a major part of the team's dime defenses throughout the past four games.
Chris Owusu was an offseason star, but faltered in preseason in part due to injury. He's likely to replace Kevin Ogletree, although Eric Page could play a bigger role on offense, too. Owusu had two catches for 48 yards in the first preseason game, but had numerous drops as well and did not play in any of the subsequent games due to injury. According to Brian McIntyre, Owusu was the league's highest-paid practice squad player.
Rick Stroud also reports that the Buccaneers are 'expected' to re-sign Tiquan Underwood, which would give them even more competition for the third receiver spot. The Bucs may want to look at their safety position instead, though. They now have three safeties on the roster in Mark Barron, Dashon Goldson and Keith Tandy. one of them is suffering from an injury of undisclosed severity, one of them is one ill-advised hit away from facing a one-game suspension and one of them is a second-year sixth-round pick who has looked out of sorts every time he took the field.
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