The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut tight end Danny Noble, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Noble bulked up significantly this offseason after being mostly a receiving tight end last year, but that extra weight seemed to hurt him in the passing game. He failed make an impact in the preseason, which means his release isn't too surprising.
But it's still a mild shock, given the fact that the Buccaneers just lost Tom Crabtree to a "significant" ankle sprain for at least a couple of weeks. Their depth at tight end was kind of awful before that injury hit, and now it's only getting worse. Add to that the fact that Greg Schiano denied they would bring in any extra help at tight end, and I'm not sure what they're going to do at the position.
Of course, all of this only holds if Wilson's report is correct. He is a very trustworthy reporter, but last year we saw numerous premature reports of Buccaneers getting cut, so a little caution should be exercised.
The Bucs have to cut 21 more players before tomorrow afternoon, so we'll have plenty of reports for you.
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