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Buccaneers waive a longsnapper after signing Robert McClain

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The Bucs are going with a veteran longsnapper, instead of the unproven one.

NFL: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived longsnapper Dax Dellenbach after officially signing cornerback Robert McClain, the team announced.

That signing was reported yesterday, but the official signing didn’t take place until today—likely to not get caught in the NFL’s compensatory draft pick deadline. The Bucs are currently projected to get a seventh-round pick next year, which they may have lost had they signed McClain.

The Bucs signed Dellenbach in February, after losing long-time longsnapper Andrew DePaola to a knee injury. Dellenbach had participated in last year’s rookie minicamp after going undrafted out of Florida State, but apparently didn’t show the Bucs enough to actually stick on the roster.

Instead, the Bucs look to go with eight-year veteran Garrison Sanborn, who spent his entire career with the Buffalo Bills before being released this offseason, likely for salary cap reasons. The Bucs signed him in March.

The Bucs still have one open roster spot, having released undrafted rookie cornerback Greg Mabin after rookie minicamp. We’ll see how they fill that spot soon—until they release yet another player to sign someone else, which is what happens during the offseason.