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Buccaneers Release Veteran Guard Evan Smith

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The move clears two million in cap space

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

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran guard Evan Smith following Friday night's preseason game against the Steelers.

Smith battled back from two hip surgeries in the off season, but it’s clear watching last nights game, that he never was able to regain his form.

The move comes as a bit of a surprise, but the Bucs will now have around $4.4-million dollars in cap space, allowing them to possibly add some more depth in the secondary, or along the offensive line.

Bruce Arians addressed the need to find a safety during Saturday's media availability, so it seems that is likely the direction they will go.