The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived wide receiver David Gettis. The former Carolina Panther was released with an injury settlement after suffering a lower-leg injury earlier this week. Gettis is a talented receiver who managed to put up 508 receiving yards as a rookie with Jimmy Clausen throwing him the ball, but injuries prevented him from benefiting from the arrival of Cam Newton -- and his signing with the Buccaneers, now.
Losing Gettis is a little disappointing, as there was a chance he'd contribute if he could stay healthy, but the Bucs have a good competition going on at receiver with a lot of players competing for the three or four roster spots behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. Tommy Streeter in particular has been standing out in training camp.
The Bucs signed former USF safety Mark Joyce to fill Gettis' roster spot. The undrafted rookie isn't likely to be more than a camp body, but he'll get a chance to compete for a roster spot with Keith Tandy, Kelcie McCray, Mycal Swaim (who sat out yesterday's practice with an injury) and Bradley McDougald.
The Bucs are now at 88 roster moves this offseason.