The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are busy releasing, waiving and otherwise removing players off their roster as they try to get to the 53-man roster limit today. So far, the Bucs have released defensive tackle Caushaud Lyons (per Greg Auman), cornerback Isaiah Frey (per Josina Anderson) and wide receiver Donteea Dye (per Auman).
None of those cuts are surprising, but all three could land on the Bucs' practice squad once all is said and done. Dye had a pretty decent preseason, despite entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie out of Heidelberg. He put up five catches for 59 yards in the preseason, but wasn't especially consistent and at times struggled to catch the ball. He certainly flashed some explosiveness, though, and could develop into a nice player with some time.
Lyons finished the preseason with a sack of Josh Freeman and showed some explosiveness as a pass rusher, but never really had a chance to stick in a crowded defensive tackle group. He, too, could develop nicely with some time on the practice squad. Unlike Lyons and Dye, Frey has a decent amount of NFL experience, but he did look better than Leonard Johnson as a slot cornerback last year. The Bucs spent a lot of time upgrading their cornerback position this offseason, though, making it unlikely that he'd manage to stick around -- especially after the team signed Tim Jennings.
Keep an eye on our roster tracker to keep up to date with all of the Bucs' roster moves today.