The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to cut down to 75 players by Tuesday, August 30, and they’ve already started doing so. They started the day by cutting punter Jacob Schum, handing that job to Bryan Anger in the process.
Since then, they’ve also cut cornerback Daniel Davie and safety Kimario McFadden, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Neither player has made any impact this preseason or, really, played much at all, so their releases aren’t exactly surprising. The Bucs also released tight end Tevin Westbrook, according to his agent Brett Tessler.
That leaves the Bucs with 10 more players they need to cut, and they’re likely to make most or even all of those cuts today. They’re also likely to pick a few players up off waivers over the next couple of days, necessitating further releases.
Stay with us as we track the team’s roster moves here.
12:36 p.m.: Goodbye defensive end Martin Ifendi, per Auman.
11:42 a.m.: The Bucs added running back Storm Johnson to the list of roster cuts, per Auman.
11:00 a.m.: First four cuts: P Jacob Schum, CB Daniel Davie, S Kimario McFadden, TE Tevin Westbrook.