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Buccaneers 2016 roster cuts: Two moves bring Tampa Bay to 75-man roster

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Training Camp Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have completed their first round of roster cuts by waiving offensive lineman Joel Hale, and wide receiver Donteea Dye. The latter was waived with an injury designation, which means he’ll revert to injured reserve if no other team picks him up on waivers.

The Bucs released 12 other players earlier this weekend, including safety Major Wright. The Bucs also waived defensive tackle Travis Britz, cornerback Daniel Davie, wide receiver Andre Davis, offensive lineman Taylor Fallin, linebacker Jeremiah George, defensive end Martin Ifedi, running back Storm Johnson, defensive tackle Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, safety Kimario McFadden, punter Jacob Schum and tight end Tevin Westbrook.

The Bucs may pick up a few players on waivers, although that won’t be in time for them to play in Wednesday night’s game. If they do, they’ll have to make some corresponding cuts as well.

The team will have to cut a further 22 players to get down to a 53-man roster by Saturday, after which they’re likely to sign players who barely missed other teams’ rosters. The Bucs will also get to work to put together a practice squad following final cuts.