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Buccaneers begin making cuts

The Bucs got a jump start on cutting their roster down to 53 with the release of kicker Matt Gay and running back Dare Ogunbowale

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have begun the process of finalizing their 53-man roster with the release of kicker Matt Gay as well as running back Dare Ogunbowale;

The big question following the addition of Leonard Fournette was who the odd man out was going to be. Many speculated third round pick Ke'Shawn Vaughn could be shown the door. Instead, it's Ogunbowale who is sent packing.

As for Matt Gay, who struggled in camp against Elliott Fry, we knew once the Bucs signed Ryan Succop that Gay could be in trouble. Turns out the Bucs opt to go with the healthy veteran over the fifth round pick of 2019 who struggled down the stretch last season.


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And the cuts continue with D’Cota Dixon, who was really making an impression last year before going down with a season-ending injury in 2019. He was considered a long-shot to make the team, but certainly had a chance.


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Three more players have been released. Rookie running back —and seventh-round pick—Raymond Calais, rookie wide receiver Josh Pearson, and receiver Bryant Mitchell. Calais and Pearson are certainly two candidates for the practice squad.