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Buccaneers sign CB Quinton Pointer, waive CB Marc Anthony

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now up to 70 roster moves this offseason, after signing cornerback Quinton Pointer and waiving cornerback Marc Anthony.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of cornerback Quinton Pointer, waiving cornerback Marc Anthony to make room for him. Anthony was a seventh-round draft pick out of California for the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, and spent all of last year on the Bucs' practice squad.

Quinton Pointer joins the Bucs after spending two years with the St. Louis Rams, appearing in eight total games and recording six tackles. At 5'9", 186 lbs. he may fit best in the slot, where the Bucs don't have a lot of depth: Leonard Johnson and D.J. Moore have been competing for that nickel role, and the team views that position as separate from the other cornerback positions.

Pointer entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV in 2012, but played his high school football at Cape Coral, so this is a bit of a homecoming for him.

Regardless of where Pointer is to play, he'll have a hard time making the roster. Lovie Smith noted this week that there were six cornerbacks he liked, and the Bucs have considerable at a position that includes Alterraun Verner, Johnthan Banks and Mike Jenkins.