The Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their roster cuts by releasing cornerback Keith Lewis, linebacker Ka'lial Glaud and fullback Lonnie Pryor. You can now add cornerback Marc Anthony, defensive end T.J. Fatinikun (both via Greg Auman), linebacker Nate Askew and cornerback Kip Edwards to that list (per Rick Stroud).
That makes for seven players released so far, meaning the Bucs have to cut another 13 players before 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. All of the players released so far are eligible for the practice squad, and the Bucs are likely to try to get at least Keith Lewis, Ka'lial Glaud and Nate Askew on there. The practice squad has a 10-player limit this year.
Cutting both Glaud and Askew leaves the Bucs with just five linebackers on the roster, with Danny Lansanah and Dane Fletcher as the main backups behind a starting lineup of Lavonte David, Mason Foster and Jonathan Casillas. The Bucs could always add another linebacker by picking up some players off the waiver wire, but given the rise of the nickel defense and their injuries at cornerback and safety, they may prefer to hang on to an extra safety or slot cornerback instead.