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Buccaneers waive Leonard Johnson, Robert Herron to get to 75-man roster

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived wide receiver Robert Herron and cornerback Leonard Johnson to get to the 75-man roster limit, in addition to placing Akeem Spence on the Physically Unable to Perform list, releasing punter Michael Koenen and waiving center Josh Allen.

Herron's release signals the first 2014 draft pick the Bucs are parting ways with. Herron has looked explosive throughout his tenure with the Bucs, but simply hasn't been able to catch the football. That's kind of a death knell for any receiver, especially when they get significant competition from undrafted rookies, as is the case this year.

Leonard Johnson's release is interesting given the team's lack of depth at cornerback. Sterling Moore had been competing with him at slot cornerback, but Johnson injured his ankle against the Browns and that seems to have ended his chances of making the roster. The Bucs may sign former Bears cornerback Tim Jennings to add some competition at that position, as he visited the team today.

Look for the Bucs to make a few more cuts tomorrow, as they pick up recently-released players off waivers.