The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced have added five players via waivers after final cuts yesterday: defensive end Kourtnei Brown, linebacker Jeremiah George, quarterback Ryan Griffin, linebacker James-Michael Johnson and center Eric Kush.
To make room for these players, the Bucs waived wide receiver Rannell Hall, guard Kareem Edwards, tackle Reid Fragel and tight end Cameron Brate and released linebacker Jason Williams. Edwards was the Bucs' fifth-round pick in 2014 but has disappointed in the preseason this year, while Hall was a standout undrafted rookie who got lost in the depth at receiver.
Of the claimed players, Eric Kush is most likely to make a contribution this year. Hrs a versatile offensive linemen who gives the Bucs a decent backup who can fill in at all three interior positions. Meanwhile, the weirdest addition is quarterback Ryan Griffin, given the fact that the Bucs have Mike Glennon and Jameis Winston on the roster already.
The Bucs have to make one more cut to accommodate the soon-to-be-official signing of Tim Jennings.